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Term 1 Week 6 Identity

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Hi everyone,

   You will have noticed some changes in ESOL Online. The site is currently under review and will be easier to use and to find materials. As part of this process some older material will be archived. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have trouble locating things you use.


Last week we continued our conversation on marking schedules for senior writing and the use of  e-asTTle and CEFR criteria


This week  read a really interesting article written by Liana MacDonald entitled Why I didn't sit with the other Māori girls at school. This powerful piece of writing reflect on how cultural definitions of success impact on and constrain out students.


Events and notifications


CLESOL Conference October 5-7, 2018 and plan to be in Christchurch. The 2018 conference is a platform for connecting about teaching & learning languages, equity, and diversity as they impact at family, community, professional and policy levels.

CESOL 2018 Call for Abstracts - closing date for submissions is Friday 30 March 2018.    The theme of the conference, Transforming our Landscape, chosen for language users and teachers to reflect on shifting perspectives in:

  • the diversity of language use in society

  • language learning, teaching and teacher training

  • social and educational policy decisions which affect us

Register for CLESOL Updates here and / or follow CLESOL on Facebook.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Phil Benson, Professor of Applied Linguistics and coordinator of the Multilingualism Research Group at Macquarie University.

  • Shanton Chang, is a research and teaching academic at The Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne.

  • Angel Lin, Professor of English Language and Literacy Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.

  • Steven Thorne, Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University (USA).

On other communities

Primary ESOL Online discussed scaffolding. 

Breda Matthews

Facilitator: Secondary ESOL community 


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