TELB 2021: Teaching English Language - Beginners

For teachers who will be teaching English Language for the first time in 2021, or for teachers who have only a little experience in the subject, this online course will equip you with all the knowledge, ideas and resources you’ll need.

Presented by experienced VCE English Language teachers and linguists, the program consists of  two webinars dedicated to mastering the metalanguage, and three webinars for each Unit, covering the Areas of Study and Assessment. The sessions are timed perfectly to help you prepare coursework and assessment tasks for the year.

Cost: $495 including GST  for Units 1&2 OR Units 3&4  – multiple teachers from the school may attend the selected stream but must register their names when booking.

Venue: online via Zoom 4pm - 5pm each session – details to be provided closer to the date. Unable to make it on the scheduled day? No problem - all sessions will be recorded!


Metalanguage webinars
(all attend)
8th February, 9th March 4pm-5.15pm
Streams: attend either Units 1&2 OR Units 3&4. All sessions 4-5pm
Unit 1 webinars: 15th February, 22nd February, 1st March
Unit 2 webinars: 26th April, 3rd May, 10th May
Units 3 webinars: 17th February, 24th February, 3rd March
Unit 4 webinars: 28th April, 5th May, 12th May


Enquiries to the BBE office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Debbie 0407 176 660 or Janny 0427 152 143


 Ross GoodeRoss Goode2

Ross is a recently retired teacher of English Language, English, German and Italian. He has taught in several different schools during his career and has led English and Language Faculties. He has also been involved for many years at school level in managing pre-service teacher programs. He has been and is still involved in various external assessment of student exams and practice exams. He tutors students in English and English Language; has created commercial resources for VCE English Language and has delivered seminars to VCE English Language students. His passion is language.

Alex GrimwadeAlexandra Grimwade

Alex Grimwade has had a number of lives. Once a spin doctor in the NSW Parliament, once a litigation lawyer, still a mother of four hectic but stimulating offspring, partner to a conservative thinker. Over the last decade, following the completion of a MTeach at the University of Melbourne, she has taught English and English language at  Melbourne High School. In fact, she  reintroduced English Language after a long period of hibernation, where it has been taken up with alacrity by numbers of aspiring students. Alex loves language and literature, and is a mad keen theatre goer. Travel is another passion. With a basic knowledge of  Latin, German and Italian she is much better at English, and relishes the historical linguistic focus of EL. 


Nicole JasinowiczNicole Jasinowicz

Nicole Jasinowicz lives and works in Wodonga, a regional town in north-east Victoria, on the Murray river. She has been teaching VCE Englishes since 2008 and VCE English Language since 2015, when she established a VCE English Language program. Nicole is currently working at Wodonga Senior Secondary College and is her school’s lead teacher for literacy.  Over the years she has also worked in the VCAA exam roles for VCE Sociology. She has found her happy place teaching English Language, it’s the perfect marriage of linguistics, English and Sociology. It has enriched her life and broadened her students’ understanding of the world.

Marlya KerryMaryla Kerry

Marlya has taught English Language since 2007 and established an English Language program in two schools, including Mazenod College, her current school. She holds postgraduate research degrees in Linguistics and History and has taught VCE English, EAL and English Language since 2007 as well as working in VCAA exam roles in EAL and English Language since 2008. She has completed research into the relationship between language and material culture and is currently pursuing further research at postgraduate level in this area. In her few spare moments, she enjoys reading historical non-fiction and sewing for her young children.

Jonathon LumJonathon Lum

Jonathon Lum is a lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the complex relationships between language, culture, cognition and the environment. Jonathon has worked for many years as a VCE English Language tutor and has also been involved in presenting revision lectures and in preparing study materials and practice exams for the subject. 

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