2015 English Australia Conference presentations
Presentations have been posted in alphabetical order and grouped by the date of presentation. Please note that none are peer reviewed.
Please note that the opinions expressed in the presentations do not necessarily represent those of English Australia.
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WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2015 Pre-Conference Workshops
What makes language practice good language practice? Jeremy Harmer
THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2015
Exploring opportunities for improving teachers’ assessment literacy Fiona Barker
Insights into the secret science of behaviour change Dominic Thurbon
Get the most out of your LinkedIn account Robyn Henderson
A culture of growth: Teacher development at Monash Jennifer Coster, Mark Rooney & Susan Derry-Penz
Demand high in EAP Jennifer Yates
Developing organisational agility to embrace change David Parker
ELICOS assessments: A different focus for pathway courses Santina Sculli
Including content in a transition language course Catherine Thorpe& Amber Glaskin
Managing risk in the student visa program Nigel Manns
Moving Pains Chris Green
Only connect: Facebook reading and student engagement Jade Sleeman & Kerry Ryan
SPIN Selling: Make your college the number one choice Susan Donovan
What does the National Strategy for International Education mean for me and my college? Lyndal Groom, Department of Education and Training
Write for the English Australia Journal Phil Chappell
FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2015
Why do we need teachers at all? Jeremy Harmer
Academic Managers: Managing Professional Development Jeremy Harmer
Marketing: Successful networking Robyn Henderson
Student Services: Minimising accommodation/homestay risks Samantha Hilbig
Market entry strategies for Japan George Manetakis
Using agent perspectives to gain competitive advantage Agent panel & facilitated by Robert Parsonson
Amidst the boom: Capitalising on the need for ELICOS in Japan George Manetakis
Book Club Café: a new recipe for Extensive Reading Jose Lara& Lesley Speer
Eyes on objectives: building cross-class consistency in EAP teaching Heather Swenddal & Joel Swenddal
Finding the invisible thread (technology) Lucy Blakemore & Jonathan Hvaal
Incorporating CSR in the classroom Louisa Naughton
Innovation in ELICOS showcase Cath Moore
Peer-Partnership: A fresh perspective on teachers observing teachers Fiona Wiebusch & Liam Gormley
Prepare students for PTE Academic, the fastest growing English test I Chris Jones & Ali Shahsavand
Prepare students for PTE Academic, the fastest growing English test II Chris Jones & Ali Shahsavand
Preparing students for OET, the English language test for healthcare Janeen Gardiner, David Wilshire & Katherine Brandon
Rhythm and song Louise Pavey
Shaping the future: Moderation and validation in direct entry programs Juliana Kendi, Nick Philippou & Dianne McKeagney
Spelling focus hocus pocus Anna Anyszewska & Katherine Kacprzak
Structuring PD through teaching frameworks Gerhard Erasmus
Supporting orientation programs with ICT Tom Hoskins
Why bother with quality assurance–surely accreditation is enough? Ana Bratkovic & Mark Raven
The first education conference for the ELICOS sector was organised by English Australia (then known as the ELICOS Association) in 1988 in Sydney.
Since then an annual conference has been organised by English Australia in various locations around the country.
In 2008 the conference took a new direction, broadening its focus beyond the classroom to cover all aspects of ELICOS delivery. This has provided a unique opportunity for industry-wide communication and collaboration and has positioned the conference as the ELICOS industry’s annual premier event.
Presentations, program details and photos from past conferences can be found by following the appropriate link below.
28th English Australia Conference - 2015Brisbane, Queensland
27th English Australia Conference - 2014
2014 Conference Photos
26th English Australia Conference - 2013
Perth, Western Australia
25th English Australia Conference - 2012
Sydney, New South Wales
24th English Australia Conference - 2011
Adelaide, South Australia
23rd English Australia Conference - 2010
Gold Coast, Queensland
For details of other past conferences please contact the English Australia Secretariat, firstname.lastname@example.org.