2022 Term 4 – Virtual AMEP Roadshow – showcasing 3 new resources

TasTESOL hosted LWA who showcased a suite of newly developed resources, funded by the Department of Home Affairs and aligned to the EAL Framework. The session featured a pre-launch look at:

  • a new suite of multi-modal booklets for EAL learners with emerging literacies who have little or no prior educational experience
  • the newly updated AMEPOnline website; a publicly available, interactive website with eLearning content, and
  • new Digital Literacies Framework, Guide and companion Teaching Resources – a new framework, teacher guide, lesson ideas and materials to support the integration of digital literacies into real life learning experiences.

Useful Links

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) – Background (homeaffairs.gov.au)

AMEPOnline (homeaffairs.gov.au)

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

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

English Language Learners and Trauma Informed Learning (5-9-2022)

Term 3, 2022  English Language Learners and Trauma Informed Learning

TasTESOL is excited to announce that Victoria Wilson, who will shortly complete a PhD at University of Queensland in trauma-informed English language teaching to adults, will be presenting at our next online forum.

Victoria has been teaching ESL and EFL since 2004, starting her career in Japan. In 2011 she was living in coastal Fukushima at the time of the Great East Japan earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, which killed 18,000 people and left many more displaced. Victoria continued teaching in the disaster zone for several months afterward and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning to Australia. In 2014 she began teaching ELICOS at University of Southern Queensland and found that many of her students – both former refugees and international students – had experienced significant trauma. A lack of specialised research in how best to support their learning led her to start her PhD.

In this presentation, Victoria will discuss some of the effects of PTSD on learning and engagement and explore evidence-based strategies for minimising (post-traumatic) stress and maximising learning.

A copy of the Power Point Presentation is available here: English Language Learners & Trauma Informed Learning (PPP)

If you would like a copy of the recording, please contact contact.tastesol@gmail.com

TasTESOL Forum 12th Sept 2019 ‘EAL/D Providers & Services in Tasmania: an overview’

Come along to hear a panel of representatives briefly report on what services their institutions provide and who their target clients/’students’ are. Is everyone in the CALD community included, or are some missing out? Join in the discussion, and get an overview of TESOL providers in Tas.

Venue: Elizabeth College Library (Building L). Enter from Warwick St, Hobart. Walk up the spiral staircase to the entrance on Level 2.

Date & time: 5pm – 7pm Thu 12th Sep 2019

See flier for more info


TasTESOL 2019 State Conference

Saturday 11th May 2019, 9am – 3.45pm at Sacred Heart College, New Town, Hobart.

2019 Conference Program

TasTESOL 2019 Conference flier + form

2019 Keynote – Kathleen Heugh, Uni SA – ‘Translanguaging cautiously …’

2019 Workshop – Jacqi Bottger – ‘I have something to say …’

2019 Workshop – Lesley Cioccarelli – ‘Making screencast videos …’

2019 Workshop – J Lippold & A Ambesi – ‘… EAL prog dev at Lauriston …’

2019 Workshop – Melania Pantelich – ‘A student-centred approach …’

2019 Workshop – Mary Johnston 1 – ‘Sleep and your baby’

2019 Workshop – Mary Johnston 2 – ‘Healthy eating & back ache’

2019 Workshop – Mary Johnston 3 – ‘U4 Child Development

ACTA International Conference Oct 2018

English language learning in a mobile world
Adelaide, South Australia
2-5 October 2018

Hosted by SATESOL and ACTA

Driving attention to the reality of local and global mobility for TESOL learners and educators, this conference will contribute to the ongoing examination of the theories and practices underpinning the TESOL field, and will project into future directions, whether as policy, pedagogy, materials design, assessment or community involvement.
In the context of increasing mobility through digital technology as well as global unrest and greater recognition of the need for improved outcomes for Indigenous students, the conference offers an opportunity for a re-examination of the profile of our English language learners and the implications for TESOL practice.

See the flyer

Visit website  www.conveneit.com/secure/onsite/acta_2018/

TasTESOL Forum June 2018

‘Hot stories: putting a spark into reading aloud’
Mary Blake & Sarah Brown, DoE
28 June 2018
Derwent Sailing Squadron, Sandy Bay, Hobart

Department of Education EAL/D teachers Mary Blake and Sarah Brown present, ‘Hot stories: putting a spark into reading aloud.’ The forum covers educational research about the value of listening to stories, how to read aloud, the rise of the audiobook, and a case study from Glenorchy Primary School – reading aloud as multiculturalism.

TasTESOL Forum June 2018 – flier

TasTESOL Conference 2018

Languages build communities
19 May 2018
Sacred Heart College, New Town, Hobart

Keynote presentation by Dr Elizabeth Ellis, Author and Associate Professor, Linguistics, University of New England, Armidale: ‘The Plurilingual TESOL Teacher – Insights into EAL/D learning from the teacher’s language experiences.’

Access event materials including the full program and details of other presentations at the conference.

TasTESOL Conference 2018 Program

TasTESOL Conference 2018 Flier

Keynote – Liz Ellis UNE – PPT Slides

Liz Ellis, 2018 TasTESOL Conference – Working with Bilingual Children PPT Slides

Liz Ellis – The Plurilingual TESOL Teacher Book Review

Morag Porteous 2018 TasTESOL Conference – Language, the uni – CALD Communities