When: Wednesday 5th May @ 6:30 – 7:30pm AEST
Additional viewing: Friday 7th May @ 12:30 – 1:30pm AEST
Duration: 1 hr
Cost: Free for members | $15 non-members | $10 VicTesol members
This presentation, by veteran ESL/EFL teacher and PhD candidate Victoria (Tori) Wilson, presents the latest research about trauma-informed English language teaching of adults.
Tori will describe how trauma affects learning, and outline trauma-informed principles backed by both neuroscience and social psychiatry. She will also introduce her doctoral research into post-traumatic stress and the adult ESL learning environment. Privileging student voice, this research is based on data from a broad range of adult ESL students in Australia. Uniquely, it includes the experiences and insights of both traumatised and non-traumatised students, with participants falling along various points of the post-traumatic stress continuum. Drawing directly from this qualitative data, Tori will explain how trauma-informed, humanising practices are universally beneficial for all second or other language learners.
How to participate
VALBEC members: Access VALBEC webinars for FREE with a VALBEC membership.
VicTesol members: $10.00 (Please register through VicTesol).
Non-members: $15.00 (or Join VALBEC for free access)
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There will be an additional viewing of the webinar on Friday 7th May 2021 at 12:30 – 1:30pm but you must still register.