Professional Identity in TESOL? Finding Common ground
Prof. Ben Rampton (Kings College London), Dr Mel Cooke (Kings College London)
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 English Language School), Peter James (Richmond West Primary)
Discussants: Prof. Ben Rampton (Kings College London), Dr Mel Cooke (Kings College London)
Facilitated by various VicTESOL Committee members
Michelle Andrews (Preston North East Primary school), Hien Webb (Collingwood English Language School), and Assoc. Prof. Marianne Turner (Monash University)
Allison Green and Matt Roger (Foundation House)
Skye Playsted (University of Queensland)
Dr Yvette Slaughter (Melbourne Graduate School of Education), Dr Gary Bonar (Monash University), Dr Anne Keary (Monash University)
Chair: Margaret Corrigan (Carringbush Adult Education)
Panelists: Facilitated by: Margaret Corrigan
Dr Michael Michell (University of New South Wales), Mark Melican (Blackburn English Language School), Assoc. Prof. Rod Neilsen (Deakin University)
VicTESOL were pleased to showcase the above organisations at our 2022 Symposium. Please click the images on either side for further information on LWA and LMERC, and the resources they offer.
VicTESOL Symposium 2019: Sharing multiple perspectives on TESOL
Introduction – Dr Shem Macdonald
Keynote Speaker: Dr Marianne Turner, Monash University
Exploring the ‘SOL’ in ‘TESOL’: Leveraging and developing students’ linguistic repertoire
Panel of Experts: Plurilingual perspectives and their implications for teaching
- Dr Shem Macdonald – VicTESOL – Moderator
- Dr Marianne Turner – Monash University
- Dr Julie Choi – University of Melbourne
- Dr Howard Nicholas – La Trobe University
An awareness, understanding, acceptance, and embracing of the plurilingualism of learners in TESOL programs can positively shape how we teach and how they learn. The fact that plurilingualism features prominently as a new strand in the Draft English as an Additional Language Curriculum as part of the Victorian F-10 Curriculum suggests that this claim bears some weight. However, do we, as TESOL professionals, have a clear idea what plurilingual perspectives are and what their implications are for teaching language?
To explore this question, we invited several experts in the field of TESOL/Applied linguistics to a panel discussion to share their perspectives on plurilingualism. We asked them to outline some of the implications of such views for how teachers of EAL might approach their planning and teaching.
Early Childhood & Primary
Kate Plant, EAL leader, Newbury Primary School
Matt Rodger & Greg Gow, Foundation House
Julia Lippold, Lauriston Girls School
Adult & Community
Jodie Whitehurst, Williamstown Community and Education Centre
Across the Sectors
Steven Quinn, Carwatha Secondary College
If you are having difficulty downloading any of these files, please email plcoordinator [at] victesol.vic.edu.au to receive the file via email.
LMERC is a DET lending library and resource advice service for a wide range of educators across all educational levels and sectors in Victoria. LMERC provides free postage to government schools outside of the metro area.
The collection focus:
- English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- Cross curriculum priority areas (with emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait histories and Cultures and Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia)
- Provide specialised resources in all formats for loan (12 week for teachers, 6 weeks for students)
- Inform teachers about new resources at LMERC and online at the library and through the LMERC newsletter (4 issues per year)
- Provide presentations to pre-service teachers and other groups about LMERC and resources