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PRACE EAL teacher Christina Kingston

Teaching EAL at PRACE

“PRACE is dynamic – it’s surprising, it’s exciting and there is always an interesting project happening” says EAL teacher Christina Kingston. Christina joined our teaching team this year, bringing over 14 years experience teaching EAL across Melbourne’s north and inner-west. …


Preparing For Term Two

This week we caught up with Zoe and Assunta to find out how the teaching team are preparing for term two English (EAL) classes. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes so let’s find out what they’ve been up …


Free ebooks from PageTurners

During this challenging time, where many people are self isolating and studying at home, the team at PageTurners have generously made their e-book collection FREE in iBooks! PageTurners are short, easy-to-read stories for adults learning to read. Published by PRACE, the …


Can you help?

Do you have an old smartphone and charger you no longer need? You can help keep our students connected to PRACE by donating it! As the number of coronavirus cases increases, many of our students are unable to attend classes …


PRACE Experience Inspires New Career

When Suzan Makhoul arrived in Australia from Syria in May 2019, she had very little experience speaking English. Despite the challenges, Suzan has excelled in her studies as she sets down roots in her new home. “When I came to …

English class uses facebook to build skills

Learning Beyond The Classroom

Facebook groups are a new initiative our English as an Additional Language (EAL) students have been using to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Shveta, one of our EAL teachers, introduced the use of closed Facebook groups to our level …


Farewell to Another Year

Last Thursday we wrapped up the year with a special Christmas themed End of Term Morning Tea. Our festive finale for the year (and decade) was packed with fun Xmas activities, music and, in true PRACE style, an impressive banquet. …


Exploring Melbourne’s Art and Culture

Last week our English students explored the best of Melbourne’s art and culture by visiting the National Gallery of Victoria and Southbank. We extend a big thank you to Melissa, PRACE English teacher and former gallery tour guide, for leading the group on …


Summer Excursion for EAL students

Our English students hit the beach last week, taking an excursion across the river to St Kilda. Students strolled along the esplanade and then indulged in a cake and coffee at one of Acland Street’s famous bakeries. This excursion was …


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 …