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A Better Understanding of the Barriers to Employment for the CALD Community

During our EAL teachers’ meeting yesterday, Reconnect placement student Lizzie Harding facilitated a thought-provoking discussion.  Lizzie, who is completing her Master of Social Work degree at RMIT, reflected upon the research she has carried out during her time at PRACE. …

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Surf Lifesaving Victoria Comes to Merrilands

Last week Life Saving Victoria (LSV) visited PRACE and delivered an important presentation on beach safety. Our EAL students were in attendance, many of whom were unfamiliar with some of the hazards associated with swimming in the ocean and bay. …

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Learning Materials Trial for Cancer Screening Initiatives

Earlier this year we were fortunate to receive support from the Cancer Council Victoria and BreastScreen Victoria to develop educational materials aimed at raising awareness about breast and bowel cancer screening services. With this funding we were able to create …

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From Level 4 English to Volunteering

Celebrating National Volunteer Week on Monday, we reflected on how our wonderful volunteers find us. Some come through volunteer networks or know us through our community presence, and others come to us as former students. Four of our current volunteers …

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PageTurners in QUEST Magazine

Read about PRACE PageTurners (English readers for adults) in the latest edition of QUEST magazine published by Adult Learning Australia. For more about PageTurners see our website  https://pageturners.prace.vic.edu.au/  

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Our Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

Our Preliminary English students recently celebrated the Chinese New Year. They learnt their ordinal numbers by watching “The Great Race” which retells the story of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. They learnt to read dates focusing on reading …

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School’s back! 

Last week was very busy at PRACE as our new students found their feet and continuing students returned to their studies after a long summer break. This is what a couple of our returning English language (EAL) students had to …

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Lovely Parting Gift

As you may know,  many of our English language students here at PRACE travel overseas for work and family commitments. One of our students Xinxia Lv is doing just that.  Xinxia Lv comes from China where she taught accounting to …

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SEMESTER 1, 2018 COURSE GUIDE – OUT NOW

PRACE Semester 1, 2018 Course Guide (January-June) is now available. Courses include: English Preliminary – Level 4 Barista Basics Pathway to Work: Hospitality Bookkeeping & MYOB Social Media Business Marketing Computer Courses Education Support – Teacher’s Aide Adult Literacy Office …

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Maria’s Learning Journey

At PRACE we are fortunate to teach students from all walks of life and backgrounds and be part of their learning journeys, witnessing their skills and life opportunities grow.  We hope you enjoy Maria’s story as much as we enjoyed having …

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