Teaching and writing materials for migrant learners in Australia
Picture of Tori Wilson and her new LinkedIn group on Trauma-informed language teaching

When Victoria (Tori) Wilson invited me to join the ‘Trauma-informed adult TESOL International special interest group’ on LinkedIn, I knew I had to interview her, to find out more. I was not disappointed…this interview is long, but so worth your time. Tori, what got you interested in this area? I started teaching ELICOS at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in … Continue reading

2016 Jun 06

Dyslexia and ESOL teaching: post-MOOC musings

Certificate from FutureLearn course

I scrambled my way through the last two weeks of Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching – late with my assignment, very aware of what it means to add study to an already busy life. Each small section invited reflection and comment – and as I mentioned in my thoughts from week 1, sometimes there would be more than 400 comments to … Continue reading

2016 May 11

More thoughts from MOOC-land: Dyslexia and FL Teaching Week 2

A little illumination graphic

I’ve been studying the (highly recommended) FutureLearn MOOC* on Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching, from the University of Lancaster, and my previous post was about the impact of Week 1 on my thinking. Now it’s the turn of Week 2…. In Week 2 of the course we moved on to ways that we might accommodate and support learners with learning … Continue reading

Back to study with a MOOC

A couple of weeks ago I signed up* for a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) through FutureLearn. It’s a 4 week course on Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching, from the University of Lancaster. It’s a bit ironic – I’ve been recommending the Australian Open2Study to high intermediate learners as a way to see how prepared they are to study in … Continue reading

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