Thursday, 27 March 2014

Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms - Language in Learning Across the Curriculum

Contact: Jennifer Barclay, Manager, EAL Program, DoE
e: jennifer.barclay@education.tas.gov.au   w: bit.ly/tased-pli

Date: Module 1 commences 7 May          RSVP: 7 April
Location: North & South

Intended Audience: DoE Teachers

This teacher development course brings a functional grammar perspective to the teaching of students who are  earning through a language that is not their primary language. This nine-module course is aligned with the current literacy requirements of the Australian Curriculum. It considers all teachers as teachers of language in their subject areas, and has a perspective on oral and written text.

The course supports teachers with the literacy demands of their subject areas thus enabling their students to access and create the texts required of them. This course is also suited to teachers of students with limited English Language.

Completion of the nine modules, including workshops, classroom-based activities, and readings is equivalent to 50 hours of professional learning. There is scope for credit towards post-graduate studies.

This course is offered in Launceston and Hobart as twilight workshops on Wednesdays (3.30pm - 6.30pm, during Term 2).

Details are on page 40 of the PLI Prospectus  [DoE Staff Intranet login required]