Skip to content

Workshop: Engaging Students with Low Level English Skills

12th Nov 2019
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
VET Development Centre, Level 8 379 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000



Students who are struggling with English in the classroom can become disengaged and lose confidence in their abilities.

As teachers, we can provide strategies for targeted support and sound teaching practice for students who are struggling with their writing, speaking and comprehension of English in the classroom.

In this practical workshop, we will explore best practice strategies for developing literacy skills and engaging learners in the classroom.
Covering the essential components of literacy, you’ll be invited to share your own experiences and strategies and learn more skills to add to your professional literacy toolkit.


Intermediate (Build on your existing Knowledge):
These sessions are aimed at practitioners that have specialised theoretical knowledge and practical experience of training and assessment. They employ a wide range of teaching and assessment methods and provide guidance and support to practitioners. 


These sessions are for Teachers of students at either Certificate 1 or Pre – Accredited, including Disability and EAL.

Topics Covered

  • Engaging learners with low level skills
  • Oracy as the start of literacy
  • Topics and activities that stimulate thinking and encourage participation
  • The key components of teaching literacy
  • Ways to get writing happening
  • Identifying and Measuring progress

Learning Outcomes

  • A better understanding of the components of literacy
  • Techniques that will progress successful outcomes
  • Strategies to engage learners.
  • Problem solving in literacy learning
  • Learning from each other.
  • Having fun while you learn!


Mieke Alexander

Mieke has worked in education for her entire career. In this time, she has established her skills across all levels of Primary schools, VCAL, CGEA, VET, special education and teacher aide training. 



VET Development Centre
Level 8
379 Collins Street
Victoria Australia 3000

Event Organiser

VDC Events Team
1300 917 150

Email Organiser

Privacy Policy
Terms & Conditions
Site Map

T: 1300 917 150

© VET Development Centre 2017