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March 2021

Using Multimedia in the Adult TESOL Classroom – Adult TESOL Sharing Session

March 30 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Online
$10 – $20

Tuesday March 30, 4:30-6:00 pm Online Event Join us for an afternoon of sharing on the topic of multimedia use in the adult TESOL classroom. The session will begin with three teachers sharing how they use multimedia in their practice. Fiona Norquay from Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre will demonstrate how she uses ABC’s ‘90 second news’ program with intermediate level students. Angela Fourtounis from RMIT will share her knowledge of useful apps for learning – Padlet and Mentimeter. And Fran…

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April 2021

Early Childhood and Education Series – Families and Communities as Resources for Children’s Writing and Cultural Learning

April 17 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online Webinar
$20

Stories from Remote Northern Canadian Communities Professor Shelley Stagg-Petersen Saturday 17 April, 2021 10am AEST Cost: $20 per ticket * A ticket can be shared within an organisation Click here for more information and to register

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Teaching genre using Functional Grammar

April 28 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20

Anh Phan, Laurence Guttmann, Marko Jakic, & Mina Sellton (Western English Language School) Online Webinar Wednesday April 28, 4-5:30 pm This session will model a systematic and explicit pedagogical approach to teaching genre using functional grammar, the teaching and learning cycle and backward design. Through a persuasive genre, we will demonstrate the powerful ways in which this approach apprentices students towards mastering this complex genre by building within them the metalinguistic capacity to make informed and purposeful grammatical choice to…

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May 2021

Supporting EAL students in Inquiry-based Learning

May 5 from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Online Webinar
Free – $10

April Edwards & Michelle Andrews Wednesday 5 May, 3:45-4:45pm Online Event (Free event for members!) Once upon a time, a good learner was one who could just recall and repeat knowledge. However, in contemporary education we expect learners to do so much more – to locate, evaluate, articulate and create information individually or collaboratively. Reflecting this, Inquiry-based Learning (IBL) has become a popular pedagogical approach in Australian schools. Yet IBL presents unique challenges for EAL/D learners due to the complex…

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VALBEC Webinar – English language learners: what works for traumatised students, and everyone else too!

May 5 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10

Victoria Wilson Wednesday 5th May, 6:30 – 7:30pm AEST Additional viewing: Friday 7th May @ 12:30 – 1:30pm AEST Duration: 1 hr Cost: $10 VicTESOL members *Please note: These tickets are available to VicTESOL members only*  Click here to find out about becoming a member of VicTESOL This presentation, by veteran ESL/EFL teacher and PhD candidate Victoria (Tori) Wilson, presents the latest research about trauma-informed English language teaching of adults. Tori will describe how trauma affects learning, and outline trauma-informed principles backed by…

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Motivating Learners in the Language Classroom

May 19 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20

Mairin Hennebry-Leung & Xuesong (Andy) Gao Wednesday 19 May, 4-5:30 pm (AEST) Online Webinar As most language teachers know, motivation is a vital component of effective language learning. Without it, teachers’ careful planning and creative ideas can quickly be undermined. The research supports this view and finds that motivation can predict anything up to 33% of language learning success. Yet, there is still much we need to understand about motivation in the language classroom. In this talk, we will share…

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June 2021

Online Resourcing and Networking session for pre-service, early-career EAL teachers and teachers new to EAL

June 3 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free – $10

Thursday 3 June, 2021, 4-5pm Online Event - presentation and conversation rooms Join us for an hour of resourcing and networking! This is an opportunity to share practice with teachers from other schools and institutions. Share your tips and get advice from others who are at a similar stage of their careers. A big part of this session will be EAL resource sharing and Jennifer Peck from the Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) will present on LMERC's online…

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VicTESOL Discussion Forum: Reform of the AMEP

June 7 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
Free

The Department of Home Affairs has just released a Discussion Paper and Submission Response form regarding proposed reforms to the AMEP. In preparation for the upcoming DHA consultation forum, ACTA state/territory associations are holding events to give teachers an opportunity to discuss the proposed changes. You're invited to discuss the recently issued Discussion Paper on Reforms to the AMEP at a VicTESOL online event on Monday 7th June 2021 at 4pm AEST.  The Discussion Paper proposes significant changes to how the AMEP is funded, including a…

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What do the proposed changes to the VCE English/EAL study design mean for EAL teachers and learners?

June 8 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free

Kellie Heintz, EAL Curriculum Manager, VCAA Tuesday 8 June, 4:00-5:00pm Free webinar With the proposed changes to the VCE English/EAL study design now available for consultation, join Kellie Heintz, the EAL Curriculum Manager at the VCAA, as she presents an overview of the draft with a particular focus on the EAL curriculum. She will introduce and discuss the big questions that underpinned the major review, the EAL principles that informed curriculum development, as well as the structure, outcomes and assessment…

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July 2021

NGV & VicTESOL: Colony to Nation – Bridging the Gap for EAL Learners

July 22 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online
$10 – $20

Colony to Nation – Bridging the Gap for EAL Learners Presented by NGV Learn and VicTESOL Thursday 22 July 4:00-5:30pm Explore the new suite of Colony to Nation resources for English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners. Featuring practical EAL teaching strategies, they are flexibly designed to develop your confidence in engaging students with Australian history through works in the NGV Collection. Apply your knowledge to further adapt Colony to Nation content for a more accessible and enriching teaching and…

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