Principals/Directors: English as an Additional Language curriculum update
A new F-10 English as an Additional Language (EAL) curriculum will be released in March 2019. The new curriculum follows extensive feedback on consultation drafts and has been developed by a specialist team comprised of Professor Chris Davison, Dr Alan Williams and Dr Michael Michell.
The new curriculum
- provides three learning pathways, with the appropriate pathway determined by a range of factors, including prior learning
- presents the study as a curriculum domain in its own right, rather than as a ‘companion’ to the English curriculum
- connects EAL progression to both the English curriculum and the curriculum in other learning areas.
Feedback on the new curriculum will be sought until September 2019. A final version of the curriculum will be released in October 2019 for implementation in 2020.
New resource: About Teaching Languages: A professional development program for primary teachers. Unit Two: Sociolinguistic Profiling
A wonderful new resource has just been added to the TEAL professional learning module on Knowing your students By new we mean back by popular demand, as it was first published in 1989! This unit, written and compiled by Sarina Greco and Elina Raso, is back- and it’s wonderful! It contains over 200 pages of ideas, games and resources to help you to get to know your students. (Look to your left for just one example!) It was written some time ago but is still so current today, in part due to its focus on sociolinguistic profiling. You can read more about this unit (and find a direct link to it) in the Reading and Resources section of our Knowing your students page.
Perfect holiday reading before your new students arrive next year!
Exciting announcement: The Reading and Vocabulary assessment for EAL students (RVEAL) assessment tool is now available to teachers in Victorian schools!
Please visit the Common Reading and Vocabulary Assessment Tools page for more information.
Online moderation in 2019: If you’d like to receive an email once we have decided upon moderation dates for Semester 1, 2019, just complete the short form at our moderation page.
Moderation recordings: Thanks to all of the teachers who contributed to our online moderation sessions in 2018. Recordings of three of these sessions are now available in the TEAL Benchmarking forum.
TEAL Webinar: Over 80 people met online on October 30 to hear our very own Anna-Lise (Wallis) speaking about TEAL. Anna-Lise spoke about the history of the tools and highlighted the importance of assessing our EAL students’ progress in a way that furthers their learning. She also gave a guided tour of the TEAL web site, and answered quite a few questions!
This webinar was recorded. The recording and PowerPoint slides that Anna-Lise used are now both available on the VicTESOL web site.
Professional development news: Would you like to learn more about the Tools to Enhance Assessment Literacy?
- Venture to the TEAL Professional Learning modules for some self-directed learning.
- Watch this space, as news of professional learning opportunities will be posted here.
- For other EAL-related professional learning events, visit the Department of Education and Training’s EAL and Multicultural Education Professional Learning Calendar
Join the 200 registered users of this web site:
Click on the logo to your left, to register. It’s quick and it’s free.
|Team Member||Contact Details|
Contact for website enquiries:
stanyer.susanne.m [at] edumail.vic.gov.au
Prof Chris Davison, TEAL Project Leader
c.davison [at] unsw.edu.au
The TEAL Steering Committee
Department of Education and Training:
Catholic Education Melbourne:
Independent Schools Victoria:
Prof Chris Davison
Janelle Ho (Educational Assessment Australia)
The TEAL Project Team
|Primary and Secondary Schools||Teachers|
|Blackburn ELS||Robyn Antrim, Chris Everett, Ruth Giffard, Alex Perry|
|Collingwood English Language School||Marissa Varrasso, Juliette Greening, Maria Irinous, Jenny Markos|
|Creekside College K-9||Madalin Coghlan, Lisa Bargiamidis|
|Doveton College||Michelle Landgraf|
|Laverton P-12 College||Sandra Di Mieri, Margaret Svigos|
|Noble Park English Language School||Patricia Franke, Georgina Georgalli, Derva Josic, Erin Kaitler, Inna Gvozdenko, Kay Rothstadt, Anna Trudzic|
|Oakleigh Grammar||Duncan Goddard|
|St Anthony’s Coptic Orthodox College||Merete Entwistle|
|Wesley College||Andrea Belmonte|
|Western English Language School||Michelle Bond, Kevin Pozniak|
|Albany Rise Primary School||Diane Campasino|
|Athol Road Primary School||Rebecca Learmonth|
|Bell Park North Primary School||Lynda Newell|
|Bellview Park Primary School||Janelle James|
|Christ the King Primary School, Braybrook||Brigida Paino, Maria Watt, Lucy Dinoto, Tameka Pentreath|
|Dana St. Primary School||Joan McKaskill|
|Flemington Primary School||Christina Laught|
|Mont Albert Primary School||Rosemary Fitzpatrick|
|Mother of God Primary School, Ardeer||Michelle Buckley|
|Oatlands Primary School, Narre Warren||Nicki Whitehead|
|Preston North East Primary School||Michelle Andrews|
|Resurrection Catholic Primary School, Kings Park||Vesna Curmi, John Hein|
|Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, St. Albans||Sarah Ceddia, Chantal Mifsud, Sandra Tanner, Belinda Joannou|
|St. Andrews Primary School, Clayton South||Sharon McCarter|
|St. Dominics, Broadmeadows||Gay Nicholls|
|St. Mary MacKillop Primary School, Keilor Downs||Fiona Parnell|
|St. Mary’s Primary School, Colac||Jodie Hassett, Susie Scott|
|St. Patrick’s Primary School, Pakenham||Iris De Visser|
|Sunshine Harvester Primary School||Christine Durbridge, Siobhan O’Brian|
|Windsor Primary School, Windsor||Lily Papamihail|
|Brunswick English Language Centre||Erica Dunn, Anne-Marie Lynzaat, Susan Pardy, Roberta Zekic|
|Brunswick Secondary College||Mitchell Brannon, Megan Conley, Steven Kolber, Anne Siciliano, Nony Smitzis|
|Catholic Regional College, St. Albans||Grace Cini, Hanja Senjov, Rebekah Loring|
|Catholic Regional College, Melton||Rebekah Loring|
|Geelong English Language Centre||Bronwyn Smith, Carry Varley, Lynda Newell, Paul O’Connell|
|Geelong North Secondary College||Monica Thomson|
|Hoppers Crossing Secondary College||Anne Bury|
|Hume Central ELC||Elizabeth Tedge|
|Koonung Secondary College||Sharyn Paspa|
|Mackillop College Werribee||Rebecca Paic|
|McGuire College, Shepparton||Jagdish Mahinder Singh|
|Melba College (formerly Croydon-Maroondah College)||Lynne Dwyer|
|Nazareth College, Noble ParkNorth||Brendan Hermon|
|Preston Girls Secondary College||Renata Tirabassi, Ekaterina Xanthopolous|
|St. Monica’s College, Epping||Medeleine Haddad|
|Thomastown Secondary College||April Edwards|
|Traralgon Secondary College||Maral Coleman|
|Wellington Secondary College||Maria Papasotiriou|
|Westall ELC||Anastasia Kotisou|
Special thanks to Mairead Hanna at VicTESOL for her assistance and support for TEAL.
Thanks also to Margaret Nutbean, Jane Banks, Eliza Costigan, Trish Fattor, Sharon Pledge, Pierina Perri from Catholic Education Melbourne, and Dominic Byrne, Judy Massey, Giuliana Mecoli, Jennie Patterson, and Madeleine Parker from the Department of Education and Training.