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May 2021

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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August 2021

Immigration Museum and VicTESOL: Integrating culture and language for EAL learners

August 25 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free – $20.00

*Online Event* Wednesday 25 August, 4-5pm Explore Immigration Museum's digital resources and content that can expand learning experiences for EAL learners. Museum resources include migration stories, cultural stories, and objects, timelines and personal stories investigating a myriad of Australian identities. This professional learning program is designed for EAL and classroom teachers. Resources can be adapted to suit a variety of subjects, including Humanities, English, Civics and Citizenship. Presented by Immigration Museum Educators in collaboration with VicTESOL.    Gurmeet Kaur is the…

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VicTESOL Symposium 2021 – TESOL in a time of COVID: implications and possibilities

August 31 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10.00 – $20.00

Tuesday August 31, 4-5:30 pm Online Event VicTESOL, the state association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) & Multicultural Education, is holding our next annual Symposium on Tuesday 31 August. This will be live online from 4-5:30pm AEST.  For this event, we have a panel of speakers, experts in TESOL and multicultural education and related fields who will discuss what they see as implications of the COVID pandemic for the field of teaching English as an…

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September 2021

Designing culturally responsive and culturally sustaining pedagogy for struggling adolescent and adult EAL learners

September 14 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Online Webinar
$10 – $20

Dr Andrea DeCapua Tuesday 14 September, 9:00-10:30am (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Online Webinar *If you cannot attend the live event but would like access to the recording, you can get access by registering below. The recording will only be available to registrants in the week after the event.* Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D. is a teacher, researcher, and educational consultant. She has held university appointments at several institutions of higher learning in the United States, including New York University and the University of…

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October 2021

The Way Forward: How COVID has changed adult EAL delivery

October 19 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20.00

Tuesday 19 October, 4:00-5:30pm (AEST) Online Webinar The arrival of the pandemic saw a fast and impressive pivot to remote learning for all sectors of EAL. But as we move our way forward into a new normal, has the pandemic led to a re-imagining of the future of adult EAL delivery? In this event, a range of adult EAL providers share their experiences and insights on the following: How has their organization changed the way it delivers EAL programs? How have they refined…

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