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English as an Additional Language

Professional Learning: Introduction to the draft English as an Additional Language curriculum

The VCAA, in partnership with VicTESOL and with support from DET, CECV and ISV, are conducting six face-to-face presentations and four webinar sessions to introduce teachers to the English as an Additional Language (EAL) curriculum and support materials.

The VCAA recently released the draft EAL curriculum for familiarisation, feedback and optional implementation in 2019 with implementation expected to commence from Term 1 2020 (draft available here English as an Additional Language.

The aim of these sessions is for participants to become familiar with both the draft EAL Curriculum and EAL curriculum support materials. The face-to-face presentations will include five regional centres and one in metropolitan Melbourne.

The face-to-face sessions will explore topics including:  

  • specific elements of the EAL curriculum such as Rationale and Aims, Structure, Content, Assessment
  • using the support materials (Glossary, Diagnostic interview, sample learner progressions)
  • using the EAL in the classroom.
  • implementation process (optional use of draft, feedback, release of final version).

The webinars will cover topics including:

  • background, aims and purpose of the EAL curriculum
  • navigating the EAL curriculum
  • using the support materials (Glossary, Diagnostic interview, sample learner progressions).

Please complete the online registration form to register your attendance for one of the 'Introduction to the draft EAL curriculum' face-to-face sessions:

1. This face-to-face session will be held on 4:15-6:15pm Tuesday 21 May in Geelong

  • To register for the face-to-face session click here
  • Sacred Heart College (McAuley Hall), via Aphrasia Street, Newtown, 3220 

2. This face-to-face session will be held on 4-6pm Wednesday 22 May in Bendigo

  • To register for the face-to-face session click here
  • Catherine McAuley College, Junortoun Campus
  • 1 St Vincents Rd, Junortoun, VIC, 3551(McIvor Hwy Junortoun)

3. This face-to-face session will be held on 4-6pm Thursday 23 May in Shepparton

  • To register for the face-to-face session click here
  • Parklake Hotel, 481 Wyndham Street, Shepparton, VIC, 3630 (Conference Room)


4. This face-to-face session is held on 4:30-6:30pm Wednesday 29 May in Melbourne

  • To register for the face-to-face session click here
  • G 1, G 2, G 3, 2 Treasury Place, East Melbourne 3002
  • All attendees must register and arrive no later than 4.30pm to sign in and receive a visitor's pass for this venue

5. This face-to-face session is held on 4-6pm Thursday 30 May in Mildura

  • To register for the face-to-face session click here
  • Mildura English Language Centre, 875 Fourteenth Street, Mildura, 3500


6. This face-to-face session is held on 4-6pm Monday 3 June in Sale

  • To register for the face-to-face session click here
  • Sale Primary School (Rainbow Room), Cnr of Dundas St & Macalister St, Sale VIC 3850

 

Please complete the online registration form to register your attendance for one of the 'Introduction to the draft EAL curriculum' webinars:

1. This webinar will be held on Thursday 16 May 3.45 to 4.45pm

 

2. This webinar will be held on Monday 27 May 3.45 to 4.45pm


3. This webinar will be held on Wednesday 5 June 3.45 to 4.45pm

 

4. This webinar will be held on Thursday 13 June 3.45 to 4.45pm