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

Practical steps towards making Learning Oriented assessment happen?  and Worksheet Fiona Barker



Plenary sessions
Exploring opportunities for improving teachers’ assessment literacy Fiona Barker

Innovations in language learning and assessment: Theory, technology and beyond Xi Xiaoming

Insights into the secret science of behaviour change Dominic Thurbon

Get the most out of your LinkedIn account Robyn Henderson

Concurrent sessions

2015 Action Research in ELICOS Program colloquium and Summary

A culture of growth: Teacher development at Monash Jennifer Coster, Mark Rooney & Susan Derry-Penz

Accomplishing tasks through mixed ability interaction in the classroom   Lydia Dutcher

Classroom process dynamics in teaching writing skills to advanced learners Bob Obee

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

Individualised professional development with Cambridge English resources Dave Fox

Living with IELTS: Stories of IELTS test candidates Megan Yucel

Making it awesome: teaching and reaching Cambridge teens Niki Joseph

Managing risk in the student visa program Nigel Manns

Moving Pains Chris Green

Only connect: Facebook reading and student engagement Jade Sleeman & Kerry Ryan

Optimising opportunities: the English Australia action research program and beyond Emily Edwards

School social–innovation and entrepreneurship for future ELICOS Nicki Blake

Self-correction writing strategies in university preparation programs Mitchell Clark

SPIN Selling: Make your college the number one choice Susan Donovan

Student content creation management: Using student stories to sell your college Rod Hearps

Teaching essay writing: Scaffolding critical thinking Mark Switzer

What does the National Strategy for International Education mean for me and my college?  Lyndal Groom, Department of Education and Training

What is this thing called Academic English Language Proficiency? From theory to principled practice Pamela  Humphreys

Write for the English Australia Journal Phil Chappell


Plenary sessions

Why do we need teachers at all? Jeremy Harmer


Networking Breakfasts

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

Concurrent sessions

21st century teaching in TESOL: Personalised Learning communities Georgina Toma

AIE2025–Unlocking the potential of Australian international education John Angley

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

Changing our default setting: Attitudes to technology Kyle Smith

Eyes on objectives: building cross-class consistency in EAP teaching Heather Swenddal & Joel Swenddal

Finding the invisible thread (technology) Lucy Blakemore & Jonathan Hvaal

IELTS test preparation courses in ELICOS: Teacher beliefs, knowledge and classroom practices Phil Chappell

Incorporating CSR in the classroom Louisa Naughton

Innovation in ELICOS showcase Cath Moore

International education and agent perspectives on growth to 2020 Kadi Taylor

Meat and three veg: A nutritious college-wide framework for technology Damien Herlihy

Mission IELTS: All-weather pedagogy for a barometer test Bob Obee

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

Raising expectations: Communicating and exceeding student and teacher expectations Ceara McManus

Reaching out: Meeting international students' language needs beyond ELICOS programs Ragni Prasad

Rhythm and song Louise Pavey

Setting the scene with the ESOS regulatory framework Doris Gibb

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

The Smart Campus: Personal learning environments  Jock Boyd

Why bother with quality assurance–surely accreditation is enough? Ana Bratkovic & Mark Raven