Better teaching for all through a better understanding of language.
3L puts language at the heart of every teacher’s toolkit. Whether you are teaching Science, Mathematics or Art, whether you are teaching children in their primary language or not, this course can transform your work.
By focusing on how students and teachers make meaning across the curriculum, 3L promotes an integrated, whole-school approach that allows all teachers to become effective teachers of literacy.
Formerly known as Literacy for Learning (LfL), which has been shown to achieve significant improvement in students’ writing across all learning and literacy areas, 3L’s content reflects the latest developments in theory and practice.
Created with the current global context firmly in mind, 3L is available for remote delivery.
3L is relevant for all classroom teachers in all school contexts.
3L is aimed specifically at teachers working with students aged between 8 and 18 years.
What will I learn?
how student literacy is a capacity for making meaning across the whole curriculum, predominantly through language and visuals
the ways that language underpins learning
teaching practices that will build up students’ language and visual resources so that they can be successful learners across all learning areas
teaching practices that address student’s language and learning needs in a holistic and explicit manner
positive strategies for self-reflection and self-appraisal
how to develop collaborative working relationships with other teachers across subject areas
how to pass on your new understanding and skills to your whole school
How does it work?
When you do a course with Lexis Education, you learn the skills you need in the classroom, but you also learn how to be a tutor for other teachers. This train-the-trainer method ensures that schools can benefit from our professional development in a cost-effective way that is school-managed.
We refer to the courses we deliver as the Tutor Training, and the courses you then deliver as the Teacher Course.
We deliver Tutor Training in intensive multi-day courses to small groups of up to 10 teachers online, or up to about 15 teachers at host venues around the world. 3L is structured as a 4-day tutor course.
Once you have successfully completed the Tutor Training course, you will be a Licensed Tutor. This allows you to deliver the Teacher Course, which incorporates group workshops, classroom-based activities and highly practical readings.
The course entails 20 hours of face-to-face learning, which, when combined with between-module readings and activities, is equivalent to more than 45 hours of professional development for teachers.
What’s new in 2020?
3L has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the course’s theoretical underpinnings as well as in the practice of teachers and schools.
New activities and more tailored content, with options for Primary and Secondary contexts.
New intuitive design and increased use of videos to enhance and support delivery.
What does it cost?
The cost of the 3L Tutor Training face-to-face is AU4,350 (plus GST for Australian venues/teachers). The cost covers the training, training materials and, where it is delivered face to face, lunches and refreshments on the training days. Other costs, such as for transport or accommodation, are not covered.
Information for current Tutors
If you are already an LfL Tutor, you can access the new 3L course at no additional cost. If you wish to refresh your training and attend a session of the new 3L course, you are eligible for a 50% discount.
For more detailed guidance on changes in the course and any further questions, please contact us.
In this module, participants continue to focus on the comprehending side of meaning making but now with a focus on the resources that make a text a cohesive whole. Participants consider:
the role of different kinds of conjunctions
two key resources that build the cohesion of a text: the reference system and word chains
practical ways they can help students understand the causal relationships holding within a given text, which will be critical in comprehending more complex texts
the role of modality, a crucial resource in English for expressing both how certain we are about something and how often some phenomenon occurs, as well as meanings to do with obligation and necessity.
The focus of this module is on three main strategies that support writing. Participants:
use the notion that the content of texts can be set up through guiding questions, and that this process can be modelled for student writers
experience a dictogloss activity, which is a key strategy for supporting students in maintaining the appropriate Register in their writing
explore the various resources available for joining clauses to make longer stretches of text and use this knowledge for understanding how students can control how a text unfolds by varying sentence beginnings.