The cutting-edge of language-based teacher professional development.
Teaching in English in multilingual classrooms: Language in learning across the curriculum (TEMC) is our flagship course and our most popular option for international schools. It focuses on the needs of multilingual students and ways to ensure their success in learning.
Formerly known as Teaching ESL students in mainstream classrooms (TESMC), the course has been delivered and recognised around the world for almost two decades. Newly updated in 2020, its content reflects the latest developments in both language theory and teaching practice.
TEMC has been created with the current global context firmly in mind. Never has there been a more important time to gain new skills and proven ways of working in the classroom.
All our professional development courses are intended for classroom teachers.
TEMC is aimed specifically at teachers working with diverse student cohorts aged between 8 and 18 years.
TEMC has particular benefit for teachers whose students are learning in a language that is not their primary language.
What will I learn?
the language-related needs of students learning through a language that is not their primary language
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 students’ 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. TEMC 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 23 hours of face-to-face learning, which, when combined with between-module readings and activities, is equivalent to more than 50 hours of professional development for teachers.
What’s new in 2020?
TEMC 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.
The cost of the TEMC Tutor Training is AU$5,250 (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. In the case of remote delivery, the cost is discounted by 10%. Other costs, such as for transport or accommodation, are not covered.
Information for current Licensed Tutors
If you are already a TESMC Tutor, you can access the new TEMC course at no additional cost. If you wish to refresh your training and attend a session of the new TEMC course, you are eligible for a 50% discount.
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.