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NGV Resourcing Events 2022

NGV Resourcing Events Summary Two professional learning events for EAL teachers were held with a focus on works in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. These were on […]

EAL Framework 101 Session 3: Teaching a Unit (Adult sector)

Recording Summary EAL Framework 101 Session 3: Teaching a Unit (Adult sector) September 14 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Virtual Event On 14 September another successful EAL Framework 101 session was held with approximately […]

ACTA National Roadmap for EAL/D Education in Schools briefings (released May 6th, 2022)

Summary ACTA has been undertaking a series of briefings on the release of the ACTA National Roadmap for EAL/D Education in Schools. ACTA has been concerned for some years at the erosion […]

EAL Frameworks 101 (2): How to approach delivery and assessment of a group of units

Summary On 8 June, the second in VicTESOL’s popular adult sector EAL Framework 101 series was held. 328 attendees from all across Australia were able to learn from a range […]

Supporting young people from a refugee background in the education system

Summary The VicTESOL professional learning event ‘Supporting young people from a refugee background in the education system’ offered participants valuable insights into working with refugee-background students.  Allison Greene and Madeleine […]

Primary EAL Assessment for New Arrivals

Summary In this informative and practical session, Rebekah Jones (Primary Curriculum Leader) and Barbara Dahlsen (Primary Learning Specialist) from Blackburn English Language School walked participants through a range of activities...

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

On Thursday 19 May, Gurmeet Kaur, the Education Programs Producer at Immigration Museum, shared how the museum’s resources can be best used to engage EAL learners from primary to adult. […]

Looking ahead: an overview of the new VCE English and EAL study design and planning for Units 1 & 2 in 2023

Copy of Presentation Summary A wonderfully thorough and informative presentation about the changes to the new English/EAL Study Design was offered by Kellie Heintz from the EAL Division of the […]

Languages in Early Childhood Education: Launch of special TESOL in Context edition

Presentation PDF: Knowing who you are: Heritage language, identity and safe space in a bilingual kindergarten, Dr Kerry Taylor-Leech and Dr Eseta Tualaulelei  Languages in Early Childhood Education: Launch of […]

Enacting translation and translanguaging collaboratively between teachers and learners for knowledge building

Dr Julie Choi and Ms Kailin Liu presented a session on 24 March entitled: Enacting translation and translanguaging collaboratively between teachers and learners for knowledge building. In this session they […]

EAL Framework “101”: A Beginner’s Guide to the Victorian EAL Framework Curriculum

  On Wednesday 9 March, 373 EAL practitioners from the adult sector participated in a webinar hosted by VicTESOL. Attendees zoomed in from all states of Australia, from both regional and metropolitan […]

VCE EAL Exam Webinar – Meet the Assessors Online 2022

The VCAA Chief Assessor for VCE EAL, Glynis Rose, and Assistant Chief Assessors, Rosemary McLoughlin, Jenna Gomes and Michael E Daniel, presented an overview of the 2021 VCE EAL exam....

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Upcoming Adult TESOL Event in 2022 – EAL Framework “101”: A Beginner’s Guide

VicTESOL will be running a webinar for teachers new to the Victorian EAL Framework curriculum for Adult TESOL in Week 6 of Term 1, 2022. Stay tuned for more details. […]

Members Resource Page – Assessment and Reporting for EAL students in primary and secondary schools

Thursday November 18, 4-5pm Online Panel Discussion What does effective assessment look like? How do we give feedback that shows students their strengths and assists them to improve? How is...

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Member Resource Page – Towards a model for a hybrid delivery of EAL

Edwin Creely, Katrina Tour, Peter Waterhouse & Elizabeth Keenan Thursday 4 November, 4-5:30pm, online  During the session participants contributed to these documents in their discussions. Flipped Learning : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iINgmm2ub4pkS-nG_OsXAYP0H9r_L0GUUgvhuAirBtg/edit?usp=sharing Hybrid Learning:...

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The Way Forward: How COVID has changed adult EAL delivery

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...

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Resource page – Immigration Museum and VicTESOL: Integrating culture and language for EAL learners

Wednesday 25 August, 2021, 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 […]

*Resources Page* VicTESOL Symposium 2021 – TESOL in a time of COVID: Implications and Possibilities

VicTESOL, the state association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) & Multicultural Education, held our annual Symposium on Tuesday 31 August. This was live online event […]

EAL Micro-Teaching Vignette – Membership Grids

A lot of professional learning quite rightly focuses on the global, big-picture ideas of teaching and learning, but what about a small, everyday practice of successful teaching. In this series […]

EAL Micro-Teaching Vignettes – Arrange and Describe

A lot of professional learning quite rightly focuses on the global, big-picture ideas of teaching and learning, but what about a small, everyday practice of successful teaching. In this series […]

EAL Teacher Interviews – pre-service teacher resources now available!

Dr Anne Keary has generously shared a number of recordings used in the education of pre-service primary school teachers at Monash University. They cover topics including advice for planning and […]

VCE EAL Resources – ‘Burial Rites’ by Hannah Kent

These resources have been created as scaffolding tasks to support initial comprehension through to critical analysis via collaborative meaning-making activities for Units 1 and 3, Outcome 1. Students are encouraged […]

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

Thursday 3 June, 2021, 4-5pm Online Event – Presentation and Conversation Rooms This was an opportunity for teachers who are at a similar stage of their careers to share practice […]

Motivating Learners in the Language Classroom

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, […]

Supporting EAL students in Inquiry-based Learning

Wednesday 5 May, 3:45-4:45pm Online Event  Once upon a time, a good learner was one who could just recall and repeat knowledge. However, in contemporary education we expect learners to […]

Teaching genre using Functional Grammar

Using Multimedia in the Adult TESOL Classroom

Tuesday March 30, 4:30-6:00 pm Online Event VicTESOL held an afternoon of sharing on the topic of multimedia use in the adult TESOL classroom. The session began with three teachers...

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Spelling strategies that can work! – Jenny Robins

Jenny Robins Thursday 4 March 2021, 4-5:30 pm (AEDT) Online Event Jenny Robins began as a volunteer in 2011, then became a qualified teacher, working with adult migrants, people from...

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Early Childhood and Education

The VicTESOL early childhood education series focuses on families and communities as a resource for growing and strengthening the development of bi/multilingual children. The series engages with key Australian early childhood […]

VCE EAL Exam Webinar – Meet the Assessors

Glynis Rose & Rosemary McLoughlin Tuesday 16 February 2021, 4-5:30pm, Online event In this session, Glynis and Rosemary provided feedback on student performance in the 2020 VCE EAL exam, including...

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VCE EAL Reading and Creating Texts – Online presentation and small group discussions

Stephanie Georgiou & Maddy Oh Tuesday 9 February, 4-5:30 pm Online Event Presenters: Stephanie Georgiou has more than 18 years of experience in teaching EAL. She has worked in the...

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Engaging Low-Level EAL Learners in Online Learning – Resources Page

Luke Treadwell & Tanja Rykovska, AMES Australia Wednesday 18 November, 4:00-5:30pm AEDT Online Event This workshop was based on the premise that digital literacy is vital for living, learning, and […]

English for Adult Migrants – Future Directions Alison Larkins

Webinar Event – Wednesday 11th November 2020, 7-8pm AEDT Learn about the Commonwealth Government’s vision for English language provision for adult migrants Presenter Alison Larkins was appointed in late 2019 […]

Teaching Pronunciation: It’s never too early – Jacky Springall

Jacky Springall Tuesday 10 November 2020, 4:00-5:30pm AEDT Online Workshop   This practical workshop was based on the premise that EAL teachers need to be pro-active in integrating a focus...

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Not just surviving, thriving! Preparing for your first year of teaching in an EAL classroom

Wednesday 28 October, 4-5pm Panel Discussion and Q&A Laurence Guttmann, Rosemary Abboud, Margaret Corrigan, and Julia Lippold Some resources that were shared within this session: Carringbush Education teacher training videos […]

ACTA Webinar: The Refugee Experience – Resources for Teachers

LMERC Resources (Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre)

LMERC information can be accessed by clicking here.  Find out about the collection, services, loan periods and instructions for joining.   This presentation was delivered by Jenny Peck at the LMERC Resourcing […]

Culturally Diverse Literature

Stories are powerful. They shape the way we think about the world, ourselves and each other. The stories we choose to present to students at school, as teachers and librarians, […]

Preparing students for the VCE EAL Exam

Online Presentations and Discussion Rooms, Tuesday 6 October, 4-5:30 pm Naomi Weiler, Stephanie Georgiou, and Maria Papasotiriou Are you preparing students for the VCE EAL exam? Get ideas and strategies […]

Meeting graduate standards for working with EAL/D learners – Dr Jenny Barnett

Tuesday 8th September 2020 If you expect to work with EAL/D learners in your teaching career, then you will want to be familiar with the EAL/D Elaborations of the Australian […]

Teaching Grammar: A Deductive Approach

Julia Lippold, Lauriston Girls School Thursday 30 July 2020 Online webinar     ‘Students working things out for themselves.’ This principle is at the heart of Julia Lippold’s approach to...

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Using the Foundation to Level 6 Literacy Teaching Toolkit to support EAL learners

Yan Yao Choong, Department of Education and Training Wednesday 12 August, 4:00-5:00pm Click here to access the literacy toolkit: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/english/literacy/Pages/default.aspx Click here to the literacy toolkit map: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/english/literacy/literacy-teaching-toolkit-map-v4.pdf The Literacy […]

Translanguaging in the Classroom- Dr Sue Ollerhead (Macquarie University)

In this workshop, Dr Sue Ollerhead discussed the important role that students’ home languages play in their classroom learning. She explored the rationale for using translanguaging as a pedagogical approach...

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Differentiation for EAL across the curriculum – Ruth Hibburt and the Geelong English Language Centre teachers and MEAs

This session was a practical workshop to assist teachers to modify programs and scaffold learning to assist EAL students to access the Victorian Curriculum across all subject areas. Participants learnt […]

VicTESOL Webinar- Intercultural communication in the adult EAL classroom: Concepts and classroom practice (Skye Playsted)

Skye Playsted Thursday 14 May 2020 When we think of the term ‘culture’, it can be easy to focus on concrete elements such as art, music, clothing or food. However,...

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Learning from home: Supporting EAL students remotely – Participant contributions

The ideas compiled here are from teacher comments and discussions during a number of professional learning sessions that VicTESOL has run since the move to online and remote learning began. […]

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English as an Additional Language (EAL) – Department information

EAL information for schools is outlined on the Department website at: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/support/diversity/eal/Pages/default.aspx Click here to access information relating to: New EAL curriculum Students Schools Teachers Program planning Assessment and reporting […]

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Learning from Home: Supporting EAL students remotely – Recordings from PL sessions (5 May & 7 May 2020)

  Online discussion forum and mini-presentations Tuesday 5 May & Thursday 7 May, 4:00-5:45pm Clare Blackman & Jessie Sambell (Blackburn English Language School) Emily Tucker (Carringbush Adult Education) Nathan Chong […]

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Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC)

The Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) has produced two lists with examples of online multilingual and differentiated texts that may be useful support materials for remote learning, access […]

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Learning from home: Department resources

Learning from home https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/pages/learningfromhome This page has been established to support educators access digital resources that can be used to support learning at home. Resources include sets of self-directed learning […]

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Teaching EAL learners online using video conferencing

To download an edited PDF of powerpoint: To download the resource links page: Victoria Butterfield, Voula MacKenzie, Heena Sharma, Panayiota Kai The Virtual EAL New Arrivals Program of the Victorian […]

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Teacher Discussion Forum: LBOTE Families and Home Learning

Are you concerned about your LBOTE students accessing schoolwork at home because their families come from different language backgrounds or parents do not speak English? Do you have questions about […]

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VCE EAL Listening to Texts – How to Teach and Assess

Listening skills are ones we all employ, both passively and actively, but how do we teach and evaluate them as part of VCE EAL assessment? In this session you will […]

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Multicultural Classrooms – Plurilingualism in Practice Webinar presented by Janet Armitage

  Wednesday 4 March Functional Multilingualism/Translanguaging are currently popular terms being researched, discussed and adapted to diverse learning settings. This webinar was a practical response to the current interest in […]

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New to VCE EAL Presentation & Discussion Forum – Julia Lippold, Rebecca Gillies & Debra Icely

Have you been allocated VCE EAL for the first time in 2020? Would you like some guidance and support from three experienced EAL teachers who have been in your shoes […]

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VCE EAL Exam Webinar – Meet the Assessors

Glynis Rose & Rosemary McLoughlin Tuesday 11 February, 4-5:30 pm, Online event In this session, Glynis and Rosemary provided feedback on student performance in the 2019 VCE EAL exam, including...

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ABC Education Showcase – Using Digital for the digital age

Shivali Nayak, ABC Education Thursday 21 November The digital age presents some new and interesting learning opportunities for EAL learners. How can teachers harness the power of digital resources to […]

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

Professor Rhonda Oliver, Curtin University Monday 28 October, 7-8pm (Australian Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time) Australian Aboriginal people interact in diverse ways and this is especially the case for those […]

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Supporting recently-arrived EAL students in a mainstream school setting

Elena Di Mascolo & Liaqat Gulzari Dandenong High School Wednesday 4 September, 4-5pm In this workshop, Elena and Liaqat shared their experiences establishing and implementing specialised programs for recently-arrived EAL […]

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Jigar Adhyaru, Chisholm TAFE: SWOT analysis of digital literacy in EAL class for adults

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Nathan Chong, Brunswick English Language Centre & Clare Blackman, Blackburn English Language School – Flash presentation and round-table discussion: Using technology in the EAL classroom

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Julia Lippold, Lauriston Girls School – Zealous English: Blogging and Vlogging for middle years EAL

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Steven Quinn, Carwatha Secondary College – Talk with the hand: Gestures in EAL

VicTESOL Symposium – August 2019 Steven delivered a hands on and engaging workshop where participants learned about the idea of using gestures to teach new vocabulary to EAL students. He […]

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Jodie Whitehurst, Williamstown Community and Education Centre: Using Drama Techniques in the teaching of adult EAL

VicTESOL Symposium – August 2019 Jodie Whitehurst took us on a captivating journey during her interactive workshop “Using drama techniques in the teaching of adult EAL” by inviting us to […]

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Matt Rodger & Greg Gow, Foundation House – ‘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)

Matt Rodger and Greg Gow from Foundation House introduced the Schools Support Program that their organisation provides. They then explained the research project and resulting report: School is where you […]

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Carolyn Elliot, Principal, Doncaster Gardens Primary School: ‘I can rather than I can’t’ – supporting students, families and teachers to achieve continued growth

VicTESOL Symposium – August 2019 In this inspiring presentation, Carolyn shared her experience and insights into supporting newly arrived migrants and refugees in a school setting. She began with a […]

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Fiona Ackerly, Susan Govett & Brooke Henderson with Margaret Nutbean: Teaching Young Children in English in Multilingual Contexts (TYCEMC)

VicTESOL Symposium – August 2019 Fiona, Brooke and Susan spoke about the teaching and learning cycle that they use with their EAL students following participation in Margaret Nutbean’s intensive TYCEMC […]

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Kate Plant, EAL leader, Newbury Primary School: Establishing an EAL program in a mainstream primary school

VicTESOL Symposium – August 2019 Kate Plant demonstrated how she works with the teachers in Newbury Primary School to set up a program that places student wellbeing at the forefront […]

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Jessie Sambell, Leah Kontos & Sarah Martin, Blackburn English Language School – Supporting students to self-edit through functional grammar

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Jigar Adhyaru, Chisholm TAFE – SWOT analysis of digital literacy in EAL class for adults

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Digital Literacies – EAL Teachers’ Guide

  https://www.digitalliteracies.info/   This toolkit has been developed as part of the 2016 VicTESOL Research Grant project Improving refugee students’ access to digital literacies: integrating transmedia storytelling in an EAL […]

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Incorporating Action Research in the Classroom with Low Language and Literacy Learners

Download a PDF of the presentation here: Incorporating Action Research in the Classroom with Low Language and Literacy Learners Rebecca Grimaud, Hân Trinh, Hayley Black – Carringbush Adult Education In […]

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Leading EALD Professional Learning Within Schools – Webinar

Mei French, Ashima Suri and Rita Alexander In multicultural and multilingual school contexts, it is beneficial for all teachers to develop strong intercultural relationship skills and understand the role of […]

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Foundation House Student Perspectives Report – Webinar

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 […]

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Support and Advice for Primary School Teachers of EAL Students

  Michelle Andrews, Giuliana Mecoli & Rebekah Jones de Villagran VicTESOL assembled a panel of experts in primary school EAL teaching to answer your questions, offer advice and support, and […]

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Measuring EAL Students’ Growth Using Visible Learning and Data – Jesus Camacho-Morales & Julia Lippold

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Reading and Comparing Face-to-Face Session – Marcellene D’Menzie

Powerpoint Presentation: Worksheets: A guide to using quotations – 6 Apr 18 (1) Character profile – Brooks – Anna – add quotes -20 May 19 Character profile – ‘Brooks – […]

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Leading EALD Professional Learning within Schools: Mei French, Rita Alexander & Ashima Suri

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Meet the Chief Assessor – Glynis Rose

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Teaching and Learning Cycle Project Resources

VicTESOL’s Teaching and Learning Cycle project, launched in 2018, was made possible by the generous support of a Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) Common Funding Agreement (CFA). VicTESOL […]

TEAL webinar, Anna-Lise Wallis, presented by VicTESOL 30 Oct 2018

The TEAL project, launched in 2015, is an online resource for teachers of primary and secondary level students who are learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) in Australia. It […]

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Talking Democracy- A civic education kit about elections in Victoria

Click here to access the Talking Democracy civic education kit: https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/SchoolsAndCommunity/TalkingDemocracy.html This resource kit is designed for people studying English as an Additional Language. It aims to educate students on elections, the […]

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Teaching Digital Literacy to Adult EAL Learners

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Pronunciation – Webinar Resources

“Time. And time again.” Prof. Patsy Lightbown – Presentation

Minding the Gaps in Adult Learning within TESOL Contexts – Presentation

VicTESOL Symposium 2017 – Resources

VicTESOL Symposium 2017 resources and presentations are now online!

EAL and Vocabulary in context – Workshop

Praxis of TESOL Teaching – Workshop

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TEAL Resources for Assessment of EAL learners – Webinar

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VCE EAL Listening Task

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Embracing Social Inclusion? – Webinar

The asylum seeker experience of applying for admission to tertiary education in Australia – Webinar October, 2016 (Dunwoodie, Webb, Wilkinson)

Focus on Feedback

Presentation from Kathryn Hill

Embracing Social Inclusion – Webinar

Faculty Research Webinar – October, 2016 (Dunwoodie, Webb, Wilkinson)

TEAL Assessment Resources

 

VCE EAL: 2016 Trial of Listening to Texts

VicTESOL Twilight Session: EAL Student Transition

Penny Newton & Lynne Dyer  

VicTESOL Symposium: Leadership

April Edwards

VicTESOL Symposium: Pedagogy

Dr Angela Cincotta-Segi

VicTESOL Symposium: Pedagogy

Robyn Babaeff

VicTESOL Symposium: Museum Victoria

Jan Molloy & Liz Suda

VicTESOL Symposium: Building Communities

Panel Discussion Building Communities Beyond the EAL Classroom  

VicTESOL Symposium: Theory Strand

Dr Howard Nicholas Engaging with Theories of Language  

VicTESOL Symposium Keynote

Associate Professor Misty Adoniou Thinking Beyond the EAL Classroom  

VicTESOL Symposium Keynote

Professor Joe Lo Bianco Language Teachers and Language Planners: Leadership Possibilities from Classroom to Policy Forum  

How students from non-English-speaking backgrounds learn to read and write in different ways

An interesting article written by Sally Baker & Georgina Ramsay, both of the University of Newcastle, on The Conversation.

Putting TEAL into Practice

A whole school approach to improving the assessment of EAL students Tools for Enhancing Assessment Literacy for Teachers of EAL (TEAL) is an online resource that brings together a range […]

ACTA Conference Videos

The videos recorded during the #ACTA2014 Conference, hosted by VicTESOL, are available to view online.

Workshop: The Later Years of Schooling for EAL students – Speaker Presentations

Melanie Reynolds, Alexandra Vardis, Kellie Mason & David Kezilas...

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Workshop: Building Communities – Speaker Presentations

Amalia Fawcett, Hanya Senjov & Dr Kirsten Hutchison

Mercy Connect Volunteer Program

The Mercy Connect volunteer program recruits, trains and supports volunteers to assist school students and their families settle in Australia.

CALD Resources for Teachers & Schools from CMY

CMY has revamped its comprehensive resource kit to help teachers and other school staff be more culturally aware and welcoming to multicultural families.

Notice to Schools – VCE EAL: External assessment information

Units 3 and 4 of the revised VCE English as an Additional Language (EAL) will be implemented from 2017.

TEAL Webinar Video Recording

The video recording of the TEAL Webinar, presented by VicTESOL, is now available for Members.

EAL Elaborations – Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The EAL/D Elaborations of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers has been endorsed by AITSL and is available for use.

Workshop: Bridging Course for VCE EAL

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Workshop: EAL learners and Transition from Early Childhood to Early Years Settings

Kylie Wilkinson, Siobhan Hannan, Sam Ward & Aisha Shorrock

Workshop: Teaching Intercultural Understanding Through Short Films

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Workshop: Creative & Explicit Teaching of Language, Literacy and Literature

Sally Humphrey

Workshop: Pronunciation

Shem Macdonald