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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 20, 2020

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Date and time

Friday 21 August 2020, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm


Independent Schools Victoria, 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne


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 half day workshop will enable teachers to have background information of each EAL student from the onset and allow a 'big picture' recognising 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 literacy 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, meeting the individual needs of teacher and students alike through mentoring, in-class support and professional development. 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 providing workshops to newly appointed EAL teachers.