Presenters and papers

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List of presenters and links to papers (where provided)

The following people presented at the ACTA2014 Conference. Names are listed alphabetically by the first presenter's surname.

Please note: Papers are being added to this page as they come in. Please check back here for additions.


Session Title

Hiba Qusay Abdul Sattar, Maryam Farnia & Mst Tanzilla Yasmin

A cross-cultural study of Iranians and Bangladeshis' perception of criticisms

Nur Afifi

Islamic English Teacher Education

Hyejeong Ahn

Attitudes of South Korean English teachers to Inner Circle Englishes: From the powerful to the weird  

Shamsa Al Rasheedi

Appraisal report influence on teachers' practice

Laila Al Rawahi

The effect of online collaborative project-based learning on EFL learners' language performance and attitudes

Jennifer Alford

Recontextualising critical literacy with senior high school EAL/D learners: from curriculum to classroom.  

Sathy Allen & Ceridwen Box

Collingwood English Language School-New Arrivals Program: Curriculum and Differentiated Learning

Dennis Alonzo & Chris Davison

Developing EAL Teacher's Self-Reflective Practice

Amirullah, Bill Eckersley & Martin Andrew

Exploring external effective factors in elite bilingual higher education in Indonesian universities: Lecturers' perceptions

Martin Andrew

Exemplifying TESOL practices informed by critical pedagogy

Elma Avdi & Meaghan Leith

EAL and VET policy in Australia - Where to from here?

Cheewala Badklang & Udom Srinon

A Preliminary Investigation of an Interactive Dialogue in a Thai EFL Classroom: An Application of Exchange Structure Analysis (ESA)

Jan Bailey

Catering for EAL/d in mainstream English and an externally examined curriculum

Jane Banks, Helen Smith & Bob Brown

A journey of hope

Jenny Barnett, Kathy Rushton & Sophia Sabatier

Professional Standards for teachers working with EAL/D learners: Exploring strategies for use

Tom Beck & Helen Byrne

Developing Milpera State High School's Pedagogical Framework: A Plan for English Language Acquisition and Settlement

Ivano Buoro

Staying the course: Factors affecting retention and completion in the ESL classroom

Ivano Buoro

The value of languages other than English and intercultural education in mainstream classes

Jack Burston, Maro Neophytou-Yiokari & Androulla Athanasiou

Blending ESAP and CLIL in a rehabilitation sciences programme

Helen Byrne & Susan Creagh

Meeting the challenge of implementing the National Curriculum for beginner EAL learners: the Milpera experience, Part 1.

Huy Hoa Ai Chau

The spread of English as an international language in the Expanding Circle: its impact on self-perception and professional identity of Vietnamese teachers of English

Jittima Choopun & Jirayu Tuppoom

Collaborative reflection: improvement in EFL teacher teaching practice

Meg Cotter & Natashar Wills

EAL Teaching resource- Fish Forever

Lesley Cioccarelli & Andrea Rivett

Expand your professional development and connect with teachers around the world:  Develop a digital personal learning network (PLN)

Priscilla Clarke, Anita Calore & Maggie Bishop

Supporting the transition to school of preschool children with English as an Additional language

Wendy Collins

Extensive Reading in EAP: An untapped resource? 

Meg Cotter & Leanne Gunthorpe

EAL teaching resource - Fish Forever, Engaging CALD communities with Fisheries Victoria

Susan Creagh

The relationship between NAPLAN performance and English language level, as measured by the ESL Bandscales.

Anna Dabrowski

Supporting English Language Learners in the International Baccalaureate

Xuan Thu Dang & Phuong Dung Le

Using UTAUT Model to Investigate Language Teachers’ Use of ICT for Lesson Preparation and Classroom Teaching in a Vietnamese University

Geraldine Davies, Janet Saker & Michael Michell

Tasks for Assessing Writing in the EAL Classroom

Chris Davison

Assessing learners from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds: Challenging the dominant paradigm and practices

Chris Davison, Geraldine Davies & Janet Saker

Development of assessment for learning (AfL)- infused EAL curriculum unit  

Michele de Courcy, Misty Adoniou & Ngoc Ba Doan

Accessing the Australian Curriculum  - tools for teachers of EALD learners.

Ester de Jong

Taking a multilingual view on language teacher preparation

Savitri Dias

Responding to individual needs of slow learners in primary classes  through Neuro Linguistic Programming

Samantha Disbray & Gillian Wigglesworth

Remote control – Language in indigenous education policy and practices

Sharon Duff

Sing for your English

Derya Duran

Exploring native English teachers' perceptions on developing intercultural awareness: The Turkish context

Izabela Dziubinski

The Vocabulary Village

Viv Edwards

'Doing diversity': The marketing of other languages

Viv Edwards

'Doing school': Cross cultural encounters

Shawana Fazal & Muhammad Iqbal Majoka

Integration of Information And Communication Technologies in Communicative Grammar Translation Model for Effective Teaching in L2 Classrooms

David Fonteyn

The Textual Metafunction:  Theme/Rheme and Given/New as an Organising Principle for the Teaching of Clarity and Style in Writing to ESL Students

Siriruck Foster, Thao Lê & Hoang Boi Nguyen

Academic Adaptation of Thai Graduate Students in Australia

Leonard Freeman

NAPLAN: A Thin Veil of Fairness

Mei French

Teacher perspectives on students' use of their multilingual resources

Johanna Funk & Cathy Bow

Second Language Aquisition in Online Communities

Lisa Garrett, Patricia Gates & Jo-Ann Savvakis

 Yin and Yang: The fine balance in effective refugee education

Jennifer Gordon

Readers' Theatre for Intercultural Language Learning

Claire Gorman

Take a History Check - A contrastive history of EAL/D policy, programs and approaches across states and territories and on-the-ground implications

Claire Gorman & Renae O'Hanlon

Exploring the Capability Framework - Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander EAL/D learners

Inna Gvozdenko & Enza Calabro

How can we create a village to raise unaccompanied minors to be successful and responsible citizens?

Inna Gvozdenko & Nune Jordaan

Taking a challenge in explicitly teaching thinking language, skills and strategies: What is the evidence for impact on EAL new arrivals and teachers?

Jennifer Hammond, Jane Wallace, Jenny Miller & Miranda McCallum

Addressing the Needs of At-Risk EAL Students

Clare Harris

Writing for learner needs: No niche too small?

Hora Hedayati & Susan Marandi

Contents of a Professional Development CALL Course

Erika Hepple, Margaret Sockhhill, Jennifer Alford & Ashley Tan

Experimenting with Claymation: how can multimodal pedagogy assist low-level literacy, adolescent, English language learners?

Amanda Hiorth

Karen ESL Learners in Transition: Investigating student experiences in the move from English Language School to mainstream secondary school

Janelle Ho & Nick Connolly

The development of a computer-adaptive test of reading and vocabulary for EAL students

Nigel Huckstep

Argument as cultural capital

Alison-Jane Hunter

Enabling HDR students to achieve: beating the 10,000 hour rule.

Zoe Hurley & Zeina Hojeij

The Triple Flip: The use of mobile learning applications to aid peer and self-editing of writing

Bimali Indrarathne

Relationship between learner-generated noticing of written second language input and working memory capacity

Nakharoj Inseesungworn & Anamai Damnet

Needs Assessment of Intercultural Business Communication Training Course of Thai Professions: Managements vs. Non-managements’ perspectives

Natjiree Jaturapitakkul

Meeting the Challenge: the Development of Test of English for Thai Engineers and Technologists

Marjorie Johnpillai

An Exploration of Identity of English Language Teachers from India and Sri Lanka Currently Teaching in Australia

Mary Johnston

Health English as a Second Language (HESL)

Alyssa Kolowrat, Colleen Knutson & Sue Elliott

Listen Closely to What They're Not Saying: A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Individual Student Needs (Areas of Focus: EAL, Counselling, Learning Support)

Jürgen Kurtz

Culture-sensitive Learning and Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom

Anh Le

The Application of the Australian Core Skills Framework to Assessment in the Skills for Education and Employment Program

Thi Nguyet Le

Applying Call to enhance intercultural Communicative Competence for EFL Learners in Vietnam

Delsie Lillyst

Meeting the Challenge - Guiding Tracks: Literacy and the Aboriginal Learner

Li Lin

How Much Spoken Grammar Finds Its Way through Chinese College Students

I-Chun Liu

Use of online projects’ effects on the ELLs’ communication competence

Yvonne Loong

Incorporating Learning and Reflection in a Video-recorded Job Interview Project

Pam Luizzi

Program options for supporting newly arrived primary EAL students

Shem Macdonald

Exploring EAL pronunciation through who we are, and what we say

Chiem Khang Mai

English Teaching Methodology in Vietnamese Pedagogical Contexts:  A Challenging Issue

Ian Malcolm

Education in Australian English: The Challenge for Aboriginal English Speakers

Giuliana Mecoli & Karen Strang

Supporting EAL assessment and reporting: Using the DEECD EAL video student work samples for speaking and listening and reading

Giuliana Mecoli, Christine Durbridge & Siobhan O'Brien

Success in Literacy and Learning for EAL Students by Improving Teachers' Knowledge about Language

Abbas Mehrabi Boshrabadi & Reza Biria

Managing translator training through hybrid education: A social constructivist pedagogy approach

Naomi Migliacci

Meeting the ELT Challenge in the 21st Century: Problem-based Learning

Paul Molyneux, Anita Calore, Renata Aliani, Janet Scull & Louise Holley

Bilingualism and Biliteracy in the Early Years: Reporting on a Longitudinal Study of a Karen-English Bilingual Program

Natasha Moore

School-Community Partnership in a Remote Aboriginal Context

Pamela Murphy

Exploring the Australian Curriculuum for the Diversity of Learners

Lucinda Murrell

 “Taminmin, Our story”- How a rural Northern Territory comprehensive public high school is meeting the challenge: aligning EALD teacher frameworks, guidelines and policy with practice.”

Joseph Mwelwa & Brenda Spencer

The Use of a Bilingual Resource in English Literature  Classrooms in Zambia

Geetha Nair & Kate Smith

Providing EALD students with tools to compete in today's world.

Angie Nazim & Emily Mason

Preparing Students for an Academic Presentation: Maximising Class time

Huong Ngo

Motivation to learn English in higher education in Vietnam: The roles of signficant people

Thu Ngo

How to become a more critically evaluative student in an Australian university:  Demonstrating an approach to enriching the repertoires of evaluative resources in English among EAL/D and EFL students

Huong Nguyen

Graduate EFL Teachers' Preparedness for School Teaching and The Adequacy of Their Pre-Service Teacher Education Curriculum

Minh Hue Nguyen

Meeting the challenges of the EAL practicum: Stories from a non-native preservice teacher

Minh Hue Nguyen

Understanding preservice teaching for quality EAL teacher education

Trân Nguyen

Innovative language teaching in Vietnam: Reflection on practice

Thi Ha Nguyen

Feedback Practices in Writing Skills to pre-service English teachers in Vietnam

Howard Nicholas & Donna Starks

Multiplicity: A tool for learners and teachers: Understandings learners’ plurilingualism

Margaret Nutbean & Sara Ceddia

Catering for the language and literacy needs of EAL students in mainstream primary classrooms

Margaret Nutbean, Jane Banks, Gay Nicholls, Eliza Costigan, Jenny Pelle, Trish Fattor & Patricia Crane

Review Initiative: Addressing the Educational Needs of Recently Enrolled Refugee Students in Mainstream Classrooms (P-10) School Outcomes

Marina Pearce & Glenice Aiken

Exploiting student use of media technology to enhance the achievement of curriculum requirements for independent learning, spoken outcomes and also to address diverse learner needs.   

Zahariah Pilus

Attitudes of Malaysian University Students Towards Six English Accents

Yupaporn Piriyasilpa

Teaching and assessing Thai EFL students' writing skills using SFL genre based-approach

Fabiane Ramos

Teaching refugees in the mainstream classroom: How prepared are teachers?

Judith Rochecouste & Rhonda Oliver

Embracing plurality through oral language

Julia Rothwell

Let’s Eat the Captain! Mushfaking the target language in the middle school drama-languages classroom

Julie Marie Ross

Hang on - Is this a reading class?

Sophia Sabatier

ACARA's EAL/D Teacher Resource

Britta Schneider

Using corpora in language learning and teaching

Karen Slikas Barber

Reading for pleasure: more than just a distant possibility?

Ying Song

English and China's Economy: English Use and English Training in IT Service Companies in China

Brenda Spencer

Code switching, language innovation and national identity: Learners' responses in the multicultural South African school setting.  

Jacky Springall & Lilliana Hajncl

Please turn on your phone

Phiona Stanley

Native speakers, intelligibility, and culture crossing: How native English speakers learn language grading on Cambridge CELTA

Suzana Stapar

Language, literacy and numeracy – the foundations of Australia’s future

Louise Stewart, Anita Calore, Nicole Owen, Anita Windsor, Anne Marie Lynzaat & Nathan Chong

Literacy and language of science in mathematics professional learning program: Initial outcomes and learnings

Arizio Sweeting

The paradoxical predicament of pronunciation: What is being done about it?

Naomi Todd

Theater for English--A Participatory, Content Based Course  

Donna Torr, Susan Creagh & June Fas

Meeting the challenge of implementing the National Curriculum for beginner EAL learners: the Milpera experience, Part 2.

Adriano Truscott

Learning Standard English as an Additional Dialect for Aboriginal English speakers: what does it look like, feel like, sound like?

Adriano Truscott

The State and Future of EAL/D in Australia in 2014:  What can ACTA do and how can it be done?

Amy Tsui

Educating the global citizen: Policy and practice in Asian contexts

Marianne Turner

Knowledge about language: The role(s) of an EAL teacher in secondary schools

Len Unsworth

Meaning-making at the image/language interface: Foregrounding multimodality in teaching English as a second language.

Rosemary Wette

Using concept maps to trace students' knowledge growth in an EAP writing course

Paul Wicking

Adapting the European Language Portfolio to a local context

Jacqueline Widin & Caroline Malthus

Imagining a new tertiary community: Exploring pre-departure EAP pedagogies

Jacqueline Widin, Adrian Kelly & Andrew Pyke

Academic Literacy Practices in Diverse Tertiary Settings

Fiona Wiebusch

Fostering teacher-led professional learning in tertiary ELT settings

Shashinie Wijayadharmadasa

Integrating CLIL in Sri Lanka to meet the language challenges

Alan Williams & Janet Saker

Tasks for Assessing Oracy in the EAL Classroom

Bunga Ayu Wulandari

Indonesians’ experiences of learning English: A narrative inquiry towards  understanding Indonesian English teachers.


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