Making Writing a less onerous activity: for Beginning and Intermediate EAL students and their teachers

Presented by: Rowena Bata

Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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For many EAL students, writing in English is challenging; while for teachers, marking students’ written work is often onerous. In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of simple ways to improve students’ writing so that they feel more confident writing in English, make fewer errors, and are less inclined to use online translators. From the teacher’s perspective we will look at ways to ease the burden of marking writing tasks while still providing rich and meaningful feedback to students, as well as ways to harness the power of technology to improve the writing process for students and teachers

This is a hands-on workshop, ideally suited to secondary teachers who want to increase student engagement, and participants will come away with a host of new ideas for activities as well as the teaching materials that they will develop during the day. They will need to bring a laptop to be able to participate fully in the workshop.

Event Details:


Wednesday 27th November, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Saxons Training Facilities 
Level 6, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne

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Target Audience: Year 5-12 EAL teachers.

  $279.00 + GST

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About the Presenter:

Rowena Bata has been a Languages teacher for 25 years and she has worked at schools in Victoria as well as in France, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. She has held various positions of leadership and has taught students of all ages, from Prep to adult. Rowena holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics and she is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer. She is interested in bridging the gap between second language acquisition theory and what happens in a classroom, and she has a particular focus on the role that technology can play in the language learning process. Rowena has a wealth of experience that she brings to her presentations and her workshops are always practical and full of ideas for teachers to take away and use in their class immediately.


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