2015 EAL Conference
Focus on the Process – Empowering EAL Learners

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For all primary and secondary teachers who work with EAL students

Friday 6th March 2015, Moonee Valley Racing Club, Victoria, 8:30am-3:30pm

PETAA calls all teachers who work with EAL students to attend this valuable conference.

We are delighted to sponsor Gill Pennington, an experienced EAL Consultant who will be running a workshop at the event.

After an initial plenary address, the day will be structured around a series of workshops targeting best practice EAL research and strategies. Participants will be invited to select a preference for workshops. These workshops will include specific models for scaffolding language across the curriculum.

Workshop facilitators include:

Beverly Derewianka (Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong) An active participant in the field of Language Education for some thirty years. She is the author of a number of books and articles on language education, including A New Grammar Companion for Teachers and Exploring How Texts Work

Dr Sally Humphrey (Senior Lecturer in linguistics and literacy education at ACU in NSW. A TESOL teacher, teacher trainer and educational linguist)

Rob Vingerhoets (Experienced and engaging presenter of hands-on and engaging maths ideas and practices to support EAL students)

Dr Jennifer Miller (Senior Lecturer in Education at Monash University, in the TESOL area. Her research and many publications concern language and identity, literacy pedagogy & EAL learners)

Gill Pennington (Sponsored by PETAA) A freelance consultant, experienced in EAL, currently completing her doctoral studies at the University of Sydney, where she is researching storytelling in the Vietnamese-Australian community
Sheree Tamaray (SWVR Speech Pathologist with experience in working with students from a CALD background and newly arrived students).

Conference Details

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Published date: 11 Feb 2015