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9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Saxons Training Facilities Level 6, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne

Primary and Secondary EAL teachers

$279 + GST

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Successful activities for EAL classes

Whether you are at the start of your teaching career and are looking to build up a bank of classroom activities, or you’ve been in the classroom for years and are looking for some fresh ideas, this workshop has something for everyone. Collected during Rowena’s 25 years in the classroom, the activities presented in this workshop are based on 2 fundamental questions: “What do I want my students to do in English?” and “What do I want my students to know in/about English?”. With that as the foundation, the activities presented in this workshop will cover all 5 macro-skills as well as vocabulary and grammar development.

Participants will explore –

  • Zero preparation activities
  • 5-minute activities
  • Activities using technology
  • Activities stolen from other subject areas and adapted for EAL classes

Although the examples given in this workshop will mostly come from a Secondary context, the ideas presented are general in nature and can be applied in most Primary and Secondary classrooms. Participants should bring a laptop in order to participate fully in the workshop as time will be devoted to producing activities to use in class immediately.

Participants will need to bring a laptop in order to take part fully in this workshop.

Presented by Critical Agendas

Rowena Bata

Rowena Bata has been a Languages teacher for 25 years and she has worked at schools in Victoria as well as in France, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. She has held various positions of leadership and has taught students of all ages, from Prep to adult. Rowena holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics and she is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer. She is interested in bridging the gap between second language acquisition theory and what happens in a classroom, and she has a particular focus on the role that technology can play in the language learning process. Rowena has a wealth of experience that she brings to her presentations and her workshops are always practical and full of ideas for teachers to take away and use in their class immediately.

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