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EAL and sociolinguistic profiling: why and where to start? is a Course

EAL and sociolinguistic profiling: why and where to start?

Starts Aug 21, 2020

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Full course description

Date and time 

Friday 21 August 2020, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm 


Online – zoom link available 24 hours prior to event 


This learning event is right for you if you are wishing to make informed curriculum decisions for EAL learners, acknowledging students’ strengths, backgrounds and interests from the beginning. 


This webinar will enable teachers to have background information of each EAL student from the onset and allow a 'big picture' recognition of strengths to guide planning.   

Included in the workshop:  

  • unpacking elements of sociolinguistic profiling and their importance 
  • principles of language learning (summary)
  • error analysis   
  • EAL indicators   
  • sample questions for a sociolinguistic profile 
  • sample proformas  
  • time to create your own profile  
  • opportunity to share and discuss with colleagues what works well. 

EAL  learners learn best when they are treated as individuals with their own needs and interests. 

Key Takeaways 

  • your own profile according to your context
  • capability to place each student on an EAL Continuum/Pathway for 2020 
  • useful teaching tips for working with EAL students. 

Presenter Information  

Annette Ambesi 

Annette has spent several years working as an EAL specialist, new arrivals’ teacher and lteracy coordinator in both the catholic and Independent sectors across Melbourne. Annette has been an advocate for planning and implementing an EAL program through the classroom teacher’s lens, taking into account, meeting the individual needs of teacher and student alike. She is currently completing her Master of TESOL at the University of Melbourne and is an EAL specialist in years 7/8 at Lauriston Girls’ School.