QATESOL Toowoomba Mini-Conference

Facing the Challenge: TESOL and EAL strategies and skills to support changing needs

Saturday 1 June

9.30 registration for 10am start – 3.00pm

Wilsonton State School, 429 Bridge Street, Wilsonton   (carpark off Denyer Street)


Presentations will include:

  • Plenary Presentation :  Current research-informed understandings of second language learning and associated teaching and learning practices – Dr Sue Creagh
  • Working with refugees – Stuart Hall
  • Welcome, valued & heard: A trauma-informed, humanising pedagogy for adult learners of EAL – Victoria Wilson
  • Sharing perspectives on intercultural communication – Skye Playsted
  • Teaching the “musicality” of English through the body and drama-based techniques – Arizio Sweeting
  • Using the History curriculum to develop language in low Bandscale students – Gae Nastasi
  • EAL/D students in Maths classes – Vlasta Biros
  • EAL/D students in Science classes – Dhuha Gatei
  • Using the EAL/D Bandscales – Dr Sue Creagh & Julie Peel

For Mainstream Teachers:
Practical sessions relating to supporting refugee students in mainstream classes

  • EAL Strategies for Primary teachers – Diana Brittain
  • EAL Strategies for Secondary School teachers – Sam Dilly

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Book and resource displays will be available


Members     $15*  (to cover cost of catering)
* Login before registering to access discounted admission. If you don’t log in first, you will only see the option ‘General Ticket’ $30*

Non-Members  $30

Online payment at time of registration. Click on PayPal button where you are given two options –  PayPal or credit card.

Attendance certificates will be issued

Online registration is essential.   Registrations close Tuesday 28 May


QATESOL thanks Wilsonton State School for the use their facilities for this PD event.


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  • June 1, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm