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Category: EAL

Taking Learning Outside of the Classroom

During the warmer months our teachers take advantage of the good weather by booking in excursions to introduce students to our local community. Recently our Certificate I in EAL class went on a multi-stop excursion that included a tour of Reservoir …

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PageTurners App – almost complete

Our PageTurners app project is now almost complete! Last week PRACE staff attended the final review of this digital app, a project developed in collaboration with La Trobe University’s computer science faculty. Over the past year, 25 computer science students have worked together …

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Lesson in Water Safety

Life Saving Victoria‘s Multicultural Beach Education team dropped by PRACE last week to talk to our English language students about water safety. During this energetic session, Lifesaver Michael gave our students a hands on demonstration of a water rescue and …

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NENHN Awards – 24 October

We were delighted to be announced as finalists in the innovative community development category at the North East Neighbourhood House Network Awards on the 24th of October. This nomination recognises the contribution that our staff, students, volunteers and guest speakers make in …

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Launch of Cancer Council Victoria Resource Hub – 17 October

Congratulations to our staff member, Anna Morgan, on her excellent contribution to the Cancer Council Victoria panel discussion which was part of the launch of the CCV Resource Hub developed to service priority communities: Aboriginal, CALD, LGBTI and disability. Anna was invited …

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Out and About

On Tuesday 10th September our Course in Initial EAL took the train to Reservoir Library. Students practised using Myki cards to touch on and off and then they stopped to view the renovations at Reservoir station, reading road and building signs …

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A Ground Test for the PageTurners App

Last week La Trobe University (LTU) students facilitated an on-campus user testing session of our PageTurners app. LTU students and staff trialled various prototypes of this adult literacy app, providing our student developers with important feedback that will inform the next stage …

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On Top of the World

Our EAL level II students  had a special treat this week with a class excursion to the Eureka Skydeck.  The clear blue skies and panoramic views of the city and beyond were a true delight for everyone. After enjoying a …

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Mooncake Festival

This week our Chinese EAL students celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival. One of our students Xiao Yang made some yummy mooncakes for the class. She also shared the old Chinese folk tale related to the festival with the class. See the …

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EAL Students Become Authors

On Tuesday our Course in Initial EAL students became authors. Students studied a short story from the textbook Welcome to Hope Street by Clare Harris. They learnt about things people like and things people love. They matched sentences with pictures …

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