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4.5 PD HOURS

Event Details

01/06/2021

9.30am - 3.00pm - Log on between 9.15am and 9.30am (AEST)

Live Streamed Webinar

Primary and Secondary Teachers

$225 + GST

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Supporting EAL students in mainstream Secondary classes

For many mainstream teachers, catering to the needs of EAL (English as an Additional Language) and CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) students is a challenge.  What exactly do they need?  What can I do to help them?  Don’t EAL students just need extra time to complete tasks?  What are they doing in their English classes?

This workshop is designed specifically for Secondary teachers and will provide a brief overview of how additional languages are learned and participants will spend time looking at school through the eyes of an EAL student.  They will learn techniques used by EAL teachers and look at how they can incorporate these into their current practices.  In addition, participants will explore practical ways they can use technology to make their subject more accessible for EAL students.

This is a hands-on workshop and participants will work with Rowena to make some of their existing classroom activities more EAL-friendly and they will come away with a host of new ideas to use in their classroom.   Participants will need access to course documentation and learning activities which they currently use, in order to participate fully throughout the day.

 

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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