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May 2019

VCE EAL Reading and Comparing Texts – Online Conversation Rooms

May 30, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online
Free

Thursday May 30, 4:00 - 5:30pm Free VicTESOL is offering the opportunity for VCE Unit 3&4 teachers to meet and discuss the upcoming Reading and Comparing Texts unit. In this online conversation room, you will be grouped with EAL teachers who are teaching the same text pairing as you. This is a space for you to discuss the themes, characters and motifs of the texts, share approaches to comparison, and swap ideas for writing comparative responses. There will also be…

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June 2019

Foundation House: New Report – Webinar

June 17, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
Free

Monday 17 June, 4-5pm, online Greg Gow, Program Coordinator, Schools Support Program & Matt Rodger, Schools Support Officer West Region, Schools Support Program 'School is where you need to be equal and learn': Insights from students of refugee backgrounds on learning and engagement in Victorian secondary schools (2019) This report presents the findings of a research project conducted by the Schools Support Program at the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House). This project sought out the insights of…

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Support and Advice for Primary School Teachers of EAL Students – Online Q&A Session *Registrations have now closed for this event*

June 25, 2019 from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Online
Free

Tuesday 25 June, 3:45-4:45pm, online Michelle Andrews, Giuliana Mecoli & Rebekah Jones de Villagran Free Event VicTESOL has assembled a panel of experts in primary school EAL teaching to answer your questions, offer advice and support, and discuss best practice in primary school EAL teaching. Whether you have a specific question you want to ask, or just want to tune into some informed discussion, this session could be for you. In this online Q&A session, Michelle, Giuliana and Rebekah will…

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July 2019

Incorporating Action Research into the Classroom – Adult TESOL

July 22, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, 603-615 Queensberry St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
$10 – $20

Rebecca Grimaud, Hân Trinh, Hayley Black - Carringbush Adult Education Monday 22 July, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, North Melbourne In this workshop Rebecca, Han and Hayley will share their experience incorporating action research into the classroom to explore approaches to teaching digital and traditional literacy skills to low language and literacy learners. They will share ideas and activities that they have trialled, including using technology, gestures, learner-centred tasks and students' L1 in the classroom to…

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August 2019

*SOLD OUT* VicTESOL Symposium 2019

August 19, 2019 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, 603-615 Queensberry St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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$130 – $200

VicTESOL Symposium - Sharing multiple perspectives on TESOL Monday 19 August, 2019 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm This event is now SOLD OUT. To join the waiting list, please email victesol victesol.vic.edu.au. Ticket Prices $130 – VicTESOL Member $170 – Non-member $200 – VicTESOL individual membership and ticket purchase Click here for detailed information regarding the VicTESOL Symposium 2019. Please ensure you are logged on by going to 'My Account' in the top menu bar in order for member prices…

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September 2019

Supporting recently-arrived EAL students in a mainstream school setting

September 4, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dandenong High School, 92-106 Princes Hwy
Dandenong, VIC 3175 Australia
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$10 – $20

Elena Di Mascolo & Liaqat Gulzari Dandenong High School Wednesday 4 September, 4-5pm In this workshop, Elena and Liaqat will share their experiences establishing and implementing specialised programs for recently-arrived EAL students in a culturally-diverse secondary school setting, from Year 7-10. They will explain the features of the various academic and non-academic programs, including both embedded and parallel EAL academic programs, community programs and transition processes. There will be a particular focus on the “Connect” program, designed to support recently-arrived…

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October 2019

Bringing Language to Life – Teaching EAL to Adults through Drama

October 15, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Williamstown Community and Education Centre, Joan Kirner House, 14 Thompson St, Williamstown
Melbourne, Victoria 3016 Australia
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$10 – $20

Jodie Whitehurst Williamstown Community and Education Centre Tuesday 15 October, 5-630 pm Using drama techniques in the teaching of adult EAL provides learners with authentic, meaningful contexts in which to practise the language, while increasing their motivation and speaking confidence. Drama can also energise a class and build a sense of trust, empowering students to take more risks and develop their communication skills. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn some useful drama-based activities which can easily be adapted for…

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The diverse interactions of Aboriginal EALD speakers: Codeswitching, translanguaging or “whatever”….

October 28, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Professor Rhonda Oliver, Curtin University Monday 28 October, 7-8pm (Australian Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time) Free Online Webinar Click here to register! Australian Aboriginal people interact in diverse ways and this is especially the case for those who grow up and live in rural and remote locations. In such locations Standard Australian English (SAE) is often not spoken as the residents’ first language or dialect, instead they may have either traditional Indigenous language(s) or an English-lexified creole as their first language…

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November 2019

ABC Education Learn English Showcase- Using digital for the digital age

November 21, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Online Webinar

Shivali Nayak, Senior Content Producer, Learn English, ABC Education 4:00 - 4:45pm (Australian Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time) Thursday 21 November 2019 Free Online Webinar The digital age presents some new and interesting learning opportunities for EAL learners.  How can teachers harness the power of digital resources to engage students in the classroom and provide them with self-learning opportunities? ABC Education Learn English creates innovative digital content for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Find out how you can use these support materials in…

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February 2020

VCE EAL Exam Webinar – Meet the Assessors

February 11 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$20 – $40

Glynis Rose & Rosemary McLoughlin Tuesday 11 February, 4-5:30 pm, Online event In this session, Glynis and Rosemary will provide feedback on student performance in the 2019 VCE EAL exam, including analysis of student performance in each section and examples of student responses. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions and gain valuable insight into how the exam is assessed. They will also suggest ways to prepare students for the 2020 exam. Glynis Rose is the chief assessor…

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