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Category: EAL

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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PageTurners’ App Update

Last week La Trobe University computer science students unveiled five amazing versions of the PageTurners‘ app during the first round of user testing at PRACE. The competition is now quickly heating up as this capstone project approaches the finish line. Later this semester …

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Our Cancer Screening EAL Classroom Resources Now Available from VALBEC

Our Cancer Screening EAL classroom resources are featured on the terrific #Valbec website and are now downloadable and available for use! These resources were developed in 2018 PRACE with the generous support of the Cancer Council Victoria. The goal of the project was …

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World Class Recipes!

Last week our level II EAL class got to taste some world class recipes… made by their own classmates. The class is very diverse with students from Africa, Asia and Europe. At first sight they may appear to have very …

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