Resources for VicTESOL Members
The role of schools in supporting settlement: Focusing on wellbeing in migrant and refugee education.
The role of schools in supporting settlement: Focusing on wellbeing in migrant and refugee education. August 30 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Virtual Event Summary This session explored the vital role schools […]
Online LMERC Resourcing Event September 6 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Virtual Event Summary Summary to Come Recording Resources Resources to Come
VCE – New study design in 2024 August 1 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Online Webinar Summary The VCE English/EAL New Study Design 2024 session was attended by people across sectors and was […]
Professional learning for EAL teachers in the context of digital transformation in the VET sector July 26 from 4:00 pm – 5:30pm, online Summary The professional learning session on digital […]
VCE Bridging EAL Units 1 & 2 24 May 2023, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Online Summary On 24 May, teachers from two schools presented on VCE Bridging EAL Units 1 & […]
LMERC Resourcing Event Thursday, 11 May 2023 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm, Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) library, Level 1, 189 Faraday Street, Carlton This presentation was delivered by […]
Using Chat GPT to support EAL teaching and planning Introducing a new series of three videos from VicTESOL on using Chat GPT to support EAL teaching and planning. Join us […]
Strategies for Teaching Digital Literacy and Resilience in the Adult EAL Classroom Emily Tucker March 16 2023 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Summary In her presentation, Strategies for Teaching...
Effective implementation of translanguaging pedagogy in TESOL classrooms Dr Kelly Shoecraft Thursday, 9 March 2023 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm Summary Dr Kelly Shoecraft’s inspiring presentation encouraged us to reframe our […]
Meet the Assessors Online Jenna Gomes and Michael E Daniel 2 March 2023 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Summary In this online event, Assistant Chief Assessors Jenna Gomes and...
EAL Writing Strategies in a Primary Setting Prachi Patkar and Selva Jayaram 22 February 2023 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Summary Prachi Patkar and Selve Jayaram shared a wealth […]
The new VCE English and EAL study design Kellie Heintz December 6 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Summary Kellie Heintz, as the EAL Curriculum Manager of the VCAA, presented a clear […]
2022 VicTESOL Symposium LWA and LMERC at the 2022 Symposium Alfredo Landeros and Ruth Woolven LWA LWA were pleased to share a table with LMERC (Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre) at the VicTESOL Symposium […]
2022 VicTESOL Symposium Panel of Experts: The ACTA EAL/D Roadmap Chair: Margaret Corrigan (Carringbush Adult Education) Panelists: Dr Michael Michell (University of New South Wales), Mark Melican (Blackburn English Language […]
2022 VicTESOL Symposium Unpacking of Keynote and panel sessions Facilitated by various VicTESOL Committee Members Summary Following the keynote video presentation and panel discussion, symposium participants broke into four groups to […]
2022 VicTESOL Symposium Panel of Experts: Finding the Common Ground Chair: Assoc. Prof. Russell Cross (Melbourne Graduate School of Education) Panelists: Rebecca Paic (Catholic Education Commission Victoria), Angela DiSciascio (Gordon Institute of TAFE), Mairead Hannan (Collingwood […]
2022 VicTESOL Symposium Learning Through Languages: Plurilingual Pedagogy in the English Classroom Michelle Andrews (Preston North East Primary school), Hien Webb (Collingwood English Language School), and Assoc. Prof. Marianne Turner […]
2022 VicTESOL Symposium Impacts of Traumatic Refugee Experiences on Learning and Behaviour Allison Green and Matt Roger (Foundation House) Summary In their session “Impacts of Trauma on Learning and Behaviour”, […]
Creativity and collaboration: Teachers’ approaches to integrating oral skills in beginner-level adult EAL classrooms
2022 VicTESOL Symposium Creativity and collaboration: Teachers’ approaches to integrating oral skills in beginner-level adult EAL classrooms Skye Playsted (University of Queensland) Summary Syke Playstead (University of Queensland) offered a […]
Reframing Early Childhood educator professional learning needs in culturally and linguistically diverse early childhood contexts
2022 VicTESOL Symposium Reframing Early Childhood educator professional learning needs in culturally and linguistically diverse early childhood contexts Dr Yvette Slaughter (Melbourne Graduate School of Education), Dr Gary Bonar (Monash […]
Developing English through an understanding of how languages work Summary On 17 November, presenters from Lexis Education showcased how they use a Systemic Functional Linguistics approach in their classrooms. Payal […]
Challenges and possibilities in using The Victorian Curriculum F-10: EAL in a Year 7 science unit: A focus on word knowledge.
Challenges and possibilities in using The Victorian Curriculum F-10: EAL in a Year 7 science unit: A focus on word knowledge. Summary Dr Anna Filipi, Dr Minh Hue Nguyen, Angie […]
Teaching Resource – Language Portraits Developed by Kimberley Smith, Blackburn English Language School, in collaboration with Julie Choi, Senior Lecturer in Education (Additional Languages) in the Melbourne Graduate School of […]
October 12 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Summary At the recent AMEP Virtual Roadshow – Resources for the EAL Framework webinar, TESOL teachers from across the country zoomed in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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....
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. […]
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...
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:...
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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...
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...
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 […]
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...
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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...
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,...
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Nathan Chong, Brunswick English Language Centre & Clare Blackman, Blackburn English Language School – Flash presentation and round-table discussion: Using technology in the EAL classroom
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jessie Sambell, Leah Kontos & Sarah Martin, Blackburn English Language School – Supporting students to self-edit through functional grammar
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Measuring EAL Students’ Growth Using Visible Learning and Data – Jesus Camacho-Morales & Julia Lippold
Powerpoint Presentation: Worksheets: A guide to using quotations – 6 Apr 18 (1) Character profile – Brooks – Anna – add quotes -20 May 19 Character profile – ‘Brooks – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
VicTESOL Symposium 2017 resources and presentations are now online!
The asylum seeker experience of applying for admission to tertiary education in Australia – Webinar October, 2016 (Dunwoodie, Webb, Wilkinson)
Presentation from Kathryn Hill
Faculty Research Webinar – October, 2016 (Dunwoodie, Webb, Wilkinson)
Penny Newton & Lynne Dyer
Dr Angela Cincotta-Segi
Jan Molloy & Liz Suda
Panel Discussion Building Communities Beyond the EAL Classroom
Dr Howard Nicholas Engaging with Theories of Language
Associate Professor Misty Adoniou Thinking Beyond the EAL Classroom
Professor Joe Lo Bianco Language Teachers and Language Planners: Leadership Possibilities from Classroom to Policy Forum
An interesting article written by Sally Baker & Georgina Ramsay, both of the University of Newcastle, on The Conversation.
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 […]
The videos recorded during the #ACTA2014 Conference, hosted by VicTESOL, are available to view online.
Melanie Reynolds, Alexandra Vardis, Kellie Mason & David Kezilas...
Amalia Fawcett, Hanya Senjov & Dr Kirsten Hutchison
The Mercy Connect volunteer program recruits, trains and supports volunteers to assist school students and their families settle in Australia.
CMY has revamped its comprehensive resource kit to help teachers and other school staff be more culturally aware and welcoming to multicultural families.
Units 3 and 4 of the revised VCE English as an Additional Language (EAL) will be implemented from 2017.
The video recording of the TEAL Webinar, presented by VicTESOL, is now available for Members.
The EAL/D Elaborations of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers has been endorsed by AITSL and is available for use.
Kylie Wilkinson, Siobhan Hannan, Sam Ward & Aisha Shorrock
Dr Naarah Sawers...