Quality Assurance in English Language Teaching and Embedding 21st Century Skills

NEAS Australia has led the way in improving quality assurance of online delivery for English Language Teaching since 2017, a full three years before the transformation of ELICOS to online delivery in 2020 as a result of COVID19. Drawing on benchmarking data and quality assurance experiences of more than 200 Australian and international English Language Teaching organisations from all sectors of international education, this presentation showcases how Australian ELICOS can be repurposed for Generation Alpha – our international students of the future.
Exploration into standards, qualitative and quantitative benchmarking highlight how Australian and international providers are transforming their ELICOS programs through online delivery, transnational delivery and embedding 21st Century Skills and more into their programs.

Presenter: Dr Patrick Pheasant
CEO, NEAS Australia

Bio: NEAS Australia is a global leader in quality assurance for the English Language Teaching (ELT) sector. In the role of Chief Executive Officer, Dr Patrick Pheasant brings 30 years’ experience in applying drama, TESOL and teacher training methodologies across multiple education sectors around the world. Patrick has extensive experience in change management and leadership development and completed his PhD research at the University of Sydney in using process drama in ELT. Patrick is a past Director at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching, past Vice-President of the University English Centres of Australia (UECA) and past Convenor of the NEAS Advisory Council.

Workshop Time: Friday, 1 July from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm (Vietnam Time).

Workshop Location: Victorian Government Trade & Investment – South East Asia

Level 46, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Thailand Workshop Series

Featuring outstanding virtual presentations and content from eminent Australian and Thai English Language Centres, NEAS Australia is ‘GOING GLOCAL’ and showcasing innovation in English Language Teaching.

NEAS Australia is conducting a specialist workshop for strategic decision makers of English Language Colleges and English language teaching professionals in Thailand. The objective of the special initiative is to deepen industry links and develop new partnerships for the education providers of our two nations.

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The workshop focuses on two themes:

  1. Quality Management of English Language Programs; and
  2. Best Practice in English as a Medium of Instruction.

Live Webinar – Friday 18 March 2022
9:00am to 11:00am (Bangkok Time)
1:00pm to 3:00pm (Sydney Time)

ZOOM registration link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4a1K4rI-QxuR_s4CNILS_w

Recordings and PDF presentation downloads will be available after the event, on Tuesday 22 March 2022.

NEAS is excited to be featuring the best of Australian education in English language teaching. Presented on NEAS Online, NEAS highlights the exciting teaching and learning innovations of High Schools, Vocational Colleges, Universities, and English Language Centres.

This event is a must for education providers of both countries aspiring to apply best practice and form new partnerships.

Workshop Series: Quality Management of English Language Programs and Best Practice in English as a Medium of Instruction

In the weeks leading up to this workshop, NEAS will release pre-recorded presentations addressing two themes:

  1. Quality Management of English Language Programs designed for leaders, academic managers, administrators, and decision-makers involved in English Language Centres in Thailand; and
  2. Best Practice in English as a Medium of Instruction designed for teachers at High Schools, Vocational Colleges, Universities, and English Language Centres that are using English as a medium of instruction in Thailand.

The live workshop will be held on Friday 18th of March from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (Bangkok Time)| 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Sydney Time) and will feature keynote presenters sharing their personal experience and practical techniques.

Live Panel

Workshop attendees, managers and teachers, are invited to attend a virtual panel featuring the keynote speakers and representatives from NEAS, the Australian Embassy in Thailand, and the Ministry of Education of Thailand.

This activity was supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

This activity is supported by ACUMEN, Sannam S4’s Education Services.

Vietnam Workshop B

Workshop B: Online Delivery and Teacher Professional Development

This workshop focuses on techniques for teachers at English Language Centres in Vietnam.

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Extending on six pre-conference presentations released in the four weeks leading up to the live workshop and panel, this workshop features keynote presenters from RMIT Vietnam and Cambridge Assessment English. They will present their experience on being proactive in professional development for online learning and teaching and providing quality online qualifications such as CELTA.  The keynote presentations will be followed by a live virtual panel featuring the keynote speakers and representatives from NEAS, the Australian Embassy, the National Foreign Languages Project and the Ministry of Education and Training.

There are a series of pre-workshop presentations you are encouraged to explore before accessing the main Workshop B ‘live’ event on Friday 5 Nov 2021 | 9:00am to 11:00am ICT | 1:00pm to 3:00pm AEDT.

Audience:

English language teachers teaching at English Language Centres in Vietnam. 

Presenters:

Academic managers and experienced teachers of Australian and Vietnamese English Language Centres from universities, vocational education and training, high schools and independent English language schools and key organisations supporting the ELT community in Vietnam.

Key Learning Objectives:

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Learn about online delivery of English language teaching and teacher professional development
  • Learn about different techniques being used by NEAS endorsed members to maintain student focused approaches to teaching English online
  • Receive course certificates and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points of six (6) points.

This activity received grant funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Grant Program 2021.

Vietnam Workshop A

Workshop A: Quality Management of English Language Centres

This workshop is designed for leaders, academic managers, administrators, and decisionmakers involved in English Language Centres in Vietnam. 

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Building on seven pre-workshop presentations released in the weeks leading up to the live workshop and panel, keynote presenters from RMIT University Vietnam, Vietnam USA Society English Centres and ACET IDP English Centre for Education and Training will present on their personal experiences with quality assurance in online learning and teaching and embedding quality in the curriculum to improve student outcomes. The presentations will be followed by a live virtual panel featuring the keynote speakers and representatives from NEAS, the Australian Embassy, the National Foreign Languages Project and the Ministry of Education and Training.

There are a series of pre-workshop presentations you are encouraged to explore before accessing the main Workshop A ‘live’ event on Friday 1 Oct 2021 | 9:00am to 11:00am ICT | 12:00pm to 2:00pm AEST.

Audience:

Leaders, academic managers, administrators and decisionmakers involved in English Language Centres in Vietnam. 

Presenters:

Senior managers and business owners of Australian and Vietnamese English Language Centres from universities, vocational education and training, high schools and independent English language schools

Key Learning Objectives:

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Learn about quality assurance of English language teaching at universities, high schools, vocational colleges, independent English language centres and online English language providers.
  • Learn about different techniques being used by NEAS endorsed members to maintain student focused approaches to quality assurance.
  • Receive course certificates and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points of six (6) points

This activity received grant funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Grant Program 2021.