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.
Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) – Background (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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
‘Decimating THAT literacy statistic: 48% to 0.48%’
Rosie Martin – Chatter Matters, Tasmania
Thursday 13th September 2018, 5pm – 7pm
13th Sept 2018 Forum – flier
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/
‘Developing job-specific oral communication skills: Pharmacy students’
Louise Oxley, Assoc Lecturer, Student Learning (English Language), UTAS
Thu 15th November 2018, 5pm – 7pm
Derwent Sailing Squadron, 123 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay
See flier for forum 15th Nov 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
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
Comparing TESOL and teaching language and concepts to a child with autism
2 November 2017
Derwent Sailing Squadron, Sandy Bay, Hobart
Lisa Risby, GETI, TasTAFE, discusses the overlap between methodologies used for teaching her son, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, and TESOL, and how approaches in one context can assist in the other.
TasTESOL Spring Forum Nov 2017 – Flier
TasTESOL Spring Forum Nov 2017 – Lisa Risby PPT Slides