Tesol Seminars 2020

In 2020 the Department of Education, in collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney, will present three TESOL Seminars. In line with recent advice to implement social distancing in schools and corporate operations, we are postponing face to face professional learning, gatherings and events where practically possible.  This postponement is in support of wider NSW Health containment strategies and minimises non-essential travel.  As a result, TESOL Seminar 2, 13 June, will not be held as a face to face session. The seminar will be made available online as a series of recorded sessions followed by a live Q & A session.

It remains our intention to hold at least 3 TESOL Seminars this year.

Information on the remaining seminars will be posted here as soon as the details of these can be confirmed.

TESOL Seminar 2, 13 June

This seminar will be delivered in two parts. A Zoom recording will be made available for participants to access two weeks prior to June 13th.

The second part will be a live QandA session that will take place from 10:30 am on Saturday, June 13th. The access codes for both the recordings and the QandA Session will made available to participants as they register.

Questions on notice can be sent via the comments bar at the bottom of this page. Just enter your question in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box at the bottom of this page. Please make sure you identify yourself and your school before you add your question. These questions on notice will be discussed by Dr Ollerhead on the day.

Target Audience

Participants must have TESOL qualifications and be currently teaching in an EAL/D position in a primary, secondary school, IEC or IEHS.

Seminar 2 Details

Translanguaging and how it can support English language learners

This session will explore the rationale for using translanguaging as a pedagogical approach and present some key classroom translanguaging strategies used by teachers to create more inclusive and engaging learning experiences for multilingual students.

Dr Sue Ollerhead is a lecturer in Languages Education at the School of Education at Macquarie University. She has worked extensively as a teacher, teacher trainer and researcher in South Africa, Egypt, the United Kingdom, India and Australia. Her current research focuses on translanguaging pedagogies in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Sue is co-editor of the book Plurilingualism in Teaching and Learning: Complexities across Contexts (2018) and the special issue of the Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics: Translanguaging as a resource in teaching and learning (2020).

The Powerpoint for this session can be accessed here.

Once you have listened to the recordings – please add questions or discussion points via the ‘Leave a Reply’ bar below



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