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ATESOL ACT presents our next exciting
Professional Development Workshop

The Dictionary of Invisible Culture
Language to explain the confusing and complicated

Saturday, 29 August 2020
from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, on Zoom

This practical, skills-based workshop will focus on using common English words that translate clearly into other languages to paraphrase and to explain complex cultural concepts. It will explore common issues in breaking down concepts for learners at different levels and from different cultural perspectives. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your understanding, to practise and to share ideas. This workshop will provide you with language and skills you can use in your classroom to foster a greater understanding of Australian culture.

Presenter: Dr Lauren Sadow 
Lauren Sadow completed her PhD at the ANU in 2019, creating The Australian Dictionary of Invisible Culture for Teachers. Her research focuses on the semantics and pragmatics of language, and how invisible culture can be better incorporated into both language classrooms and dictionaries for language learners. She works as a sessional lecturer at the ANU, teaching Cross-Cultural Communication.

Free for ATESOL ACT 2020 members and $20 for non-members
Bookings and Prepayment ESSENTIAL (we mean it!) by COB Wednesday 26 August 2020

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Your Zoom log-in details will be sent on receipt of registration and prepayment
This workshop is accredited for 3 hours of professional learning with TQI
Deadline extended to 11 August
Share Your Best Lessons
Saturday 15th August 2020, 3-5pm
ATESOL ACT warmly invites you to their next fabulous Professional Learning event, Share Your Best Lesson on Saturday, 15th August 2020 from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Zoom.

Expert EAL/D teachers will present strategies that they have found particularly successful with their school-aged and adult learners in specialist and mainstream classrooms.
Discussant: Dr Maya Gunawardena, University of Canberra
Maya has 30 years teaching experience in diverse teaching contexts including teacher education in Australia and overseas, HDR research training, teaching humanities, design technology, TESOL and academic literacy.

This professional learning opportunity is FREE for ATESOL ACT 2020 members and $20 for non-members. 

Bookings and Prepayment ESSENTIAL by COB Tuesday 11th August 2020
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