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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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2019 SEM 2 COURSE GUIDE – OUT NOW

PRACE 2019 Semester 2 Course Guide (July-December) is now available. Courses include: English Preliminary – Level 3 Barista Basics Retail Bookkeeping & MYOB Carpentry Trade Taster Computer Courses Cert III in Education Support – Teacher’s Aide CHC30213 Adult Literacy Community …

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Another Leap Forward for PageTurners App

Our PageTurners app project has taken another great leap forward thanks the dedication of students and academic from La Trobe University. Last night students delivered the second review of their apps and impressed our staff with the great amount of progress …

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PageTurners App Update

Day by day, our PageTurners app is getting closer to completion… Yesterday afternoon PRACE EAL teachers met to review the development of this app and provide feedback to La Trobe University computer science students. Our staff are enjoying playing an instrumental role in shaping …

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PageTurners App under Development

Last Wednesday PRACE staff participated in the first review of the PageTurners app, a project that has come about thanks to a wonderful collaboration with La Trobe University. This EAL/adult literacy app is being developed by a talented group of …

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A Lesson in Recycling

This morning our EAL Prelim class explored the topic of recycling through a range of clever hands-on activities and quizzes. During this session students made important discoveries about their own recycling habits and it was terrific to see a group …

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