You don't have to have formal EAL qualifications to effectively begin teaching EAL/D learners....read the EAL/D resource described below. This has been written for mainstream teachers...

The EAL/D resource on the Australian Curriculum site now has the EAL/D annotations for four learning areas: English, Maths, Science and History. These are excellent. They highlight the linguistic and cultural challenges that EAL/D learners may encounter. Each content statement in all four Learning Areas has been annotated. The annotations also provide pedagogical advice for each content statement based on these challenges.

Click on the annotation links here for details.

 Tracks to Two Way Learning is a train-the-trainer resource aimed at engendering positive change through the four dimensions of Staff Knowledge and Practice, Community Engagement, Policy and Practice and Learner Engagement, to improve quality teaching and learning across education, training and the workplace.

The resource, developed collaboratively by Aboriginal and non Aboriginal researchers, educators and community people, has three parts: a Facilitators Guide, 12 Focus Areas containing resources and activities to deliver workshops, and a Sample Workshops Guide to model the possible use of these.

The Facilitators Guide provides guidance to a Two-Way Facilitator Team (an Aboriginal and a non-Aboriginal person working as partners in a team) on how to collaboratively plan and deliver short term and long term professional learning to their colleagues, using the 12 Focus Areas resources. Activities can be altered to ensure the delivery is most suited to the specific needs of a particular education or training site.

This Western Australian resource is available through this link Tracks to Two Way learning

The on-line AGM was held during the dates of Tuesday 04 Dec to Thursday 06 Dec 2012.

Office bearers were elected and we are pleased to welcome:

President: Leonard Freeman

Vice President: Gayle Raymond

Secretary: Julie Fraser

New Committee Members: Trish Joy and Lucy Murrell.

Members please view Minutes on the site.

The Australian Council of TESOL Associations is pleased to present the Special Conference Edition S3 of TESOL in Context. The edition comprises selected papers from the 2012 ACTA International Conference 'TESOL as a Global Trade: Ethics, Equity and Ecology'. There are very informative articles in this issue, I like the article "Into the deep end", looking at how powerful narrative picture books are for older readers in English language teaching.

I also liked the article "From the margins" about English language learning through visual art". To read these and other great articles, click here, Gayle Raymond

http://www.tesol.org.au/Publications/Special-Editions

Read ACTA’s response to the LLNP (Language Literacy and Numeracy Programme) Discussion Paper Creating a more flexible LLNP in 2013-2016.

Noted in our calendar on the Home page or Click on Links in the Menu Bar and choose the ACTA site. EAL/D and associated conferences are listed for your information.

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