In person: Oral language: speaking and listening Years R-6

(IN PERSON South Australia) Presented by Bronwyn Parkin. Teachers know that oral language is essential for learning and vocabulary development, and that listening, and speaking are an important part of the Australian Curriculum: English. This is a challenge for all classroom teachers, but particularly teachers of EAL/D and some ATSI students. But how do we choose what language should be the focus of our classroom program, and how do we make it stick?

This workshop explains the role of oral language in learning and will help teachers to include oral language and vocabulary goals as part of each learning area, rather than some separate subject. We will also investigate how teachers’ language and classroom dialogue support the development of oral language.

Date: Friday 9th April  8:30am – 3:00pm

Presenter: Bronwyn Parkin, Literacy consultant and adjunct lecturer in Linguistics University of Adelaide

Who should participate?

All teachers of students in Years R-6, with special attention to those with EAL/D, ATSI and low socio-economic students

Venue: Glenunga Hub - City of Burnside, South Australia TBC



 Early Bird

(Until  11 February 2022)



Member $215 $240
Student member $155 $175
Non-member $315 $350


Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Completing this workshop will contribute 6 hours of face to face Professional Learning addressing 1.2.2., 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2,2.2, 2.3.2, 3.2.2,  3.4.2 . from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. PETAA is committed to providing a safe environment for Professional Learning and will follow state health guidelines when organising face to face events.

Should planned face to face events have to be cancelled due to changing COVID situations, PETAA will endeavour to offer the same course online either via live webinar at the same time or in a recorded format on our LearnBook platform which enables participants to complete the course in their own time. Should PETAA be unable to offer a course online, a full refund or PETAA credit towards another course will be provided.

9/04/2022 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Cen. Australia Standard Time
TBC 70 Conyngham Street GLENUNGA, SA 5064

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