Papers & Workshops



Supporting ESL Learners


Pam Luizzi

LOTE, ESL and Multicultural Education Branch, Department of Education, Employment and Training, Victoria

This workshop will provide an overview of the current initiatives to support teachers of ESL learners in schools by the LOTE, ESL and Multicultural Education Branch of the Victorian Department of Education, Employment and Training. These include the following curriculum materials:
The ESL Companion to the English CSF11
Curriculum @ work
Beginning ESL
First language assessment materials
No English Don't Panic (revised )
Where's English? multimedia materials for newly arrived ESL learners
As well as program support for new arrivals and for ESL students in mainstream schools which includes:
English Language schools and centres
Outposting programs
Isolated ESL student support, including the new arrivals kit
ESL Funding
Multicultural Education Aides
Plus the following services:
The interpreting and translating service and materials
Resources and support available from The Languages and Multicultural Education Resources Centre (LMERC)
  Presentation Format: 90 min. workshop

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000

Equipment: Overhead Projector, TV/VCR