NEAS News – High School Week

High School representation at the 2019 NEAS Management Conference

Some of the most outstanding levels of quality in academic preparation and student care can be observed among NEAS endorsed HSP providers. Join us at the NEAS Management Conference in May for a pre-Conference workshop on quality in welfare for U18s, where a range of issues related to young learners will be explored, and support and advice for ensuring the welfare of these learners will be offered.

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Quality in Welfare for Under 18s – how much more than orientation is needed?

We know we are not just responsible for teaching English language skills, but… we are enrolling young students from an increasing range of education and cultural backgrounds. Our centres may not necessarily have signed a CAAW letter for the young students in attendance in our classes, but we are obliged to monitor the well-being and welfare of our students and provide on-going support. A quick sweep of centre websites gives us much of the vocabulary. What do we do with it all?

  • Student protection
  • Wellbeing
  • Age appropriate
  • Cyber safety
  • Safety and the law
  • Positive psychology
  • Mental health
  • Character strengths
  • Kids on the fringes
  • Enrichment
  • Guidance & Counselling
  • Pastoral care
  • Leadership
  • Engagement
  • Organisational skills
  • Initiative
  • Health programs
  • Good study habits
  • Lifelong learning
  • How to deal with bullying
  • Keeping connections with families
  • Positive education
  • Positive outcomes
  • Social, emotional, behavioural skills

How are centres to navigate all this? A Director of Studies may only have minimal experience in working with teenagers or in thinking about their welfare in a way that helps the students prepare for their future study as well as ticks the regulatory boxes. Similarly, does a Principal Administrator know what they are assigning a student liaison officer to do?

This session will explore the range of issues that are involved in the welfare support of Under 18s. The workshop will look at policies and procedures related to this field, but it is more than P & Ps! We will look at what teachers should be focussing on in classrooms and possible professional development.

Watch Time: Using YouTube for English Teaching and Market Penetration

We watch over a billion hours of YouTube every single day, and many of these hours are spent by people studying English. Most of the ELT content on YouTube, however, is unprincipled, unstructured and of poor production quality. After three years of research and development, E2Language has created a winning formula for the development of effective ELT YouTube content. Every day candidates from all over the world watch over 7,000 hours of our IELTS, PTE-A, OET and TOEFL video lessons and to date our channels have close to 30 million views. Not only are we freely educating hundreds of thousands of test-candidates, but we are also leveraging YouTube as a powerful marketing tool to increase traffic to our website.

 

Congratulations to Sydney College of English on successful completion of their Quality Review Visit for 2019!

The Sydney College of English High School Preparation Centre has started a benchmarking project with four other HSP providers in Sydney and is also involved in a new immersion project with High School partner, Knox Grammar School. This project allows students and teachers to participate in real classes at the school for two days per week prior to entry and is proving to be of great benefit for both parties, as teachers can observe first-hand the needs of the HSP students prior to their first High School placement and students become familiar with their new school and the language level and skills required.

 

Congratulations to The Ivanhoe International ELICOS Centre on a successful Quality Review for 2019!

The Ivanhoe International ELICOS Centre is an integral part of the Ridgeway Campus of Ivanhoe Grammar School, an independent co-educational Anglican school for students from Early Learning to Year 12. ELICOS students are integrated within the school community, wear the school uniform, and enjoy full access to school facilities. Notwithstanding this high degree of integration, the Ivanhoe International ELICOS Centre still maintains a unique identity.

 

Congratulations to ELSIS Brisbane on achieving continued NEAS Quality Endorsement!

ELSIS Brisbane is one of three English language centres run by Education Centre of Australia (ECA). Currently the centre is running General English and IELTS Preparation programs. A dedicated Student Engagement Officer commenced in 2018, and the centre has gained a great deal from this, with students reporting a number of fun activities available almost every week. Students also enjoy a merit points system which can lead to various class rewards.

 

Congratulations to Impact English College Melbourne on continued NEAS Quality Endorsement!

Impact is an impressive and well managed ELICOS Centre, occupying six levels of an 11-storey building in central Melbourne CBD. Students present in focus groups on the day of the Quality Review Visit indicated they were happy with their courses, placement levels, degree of challenge in their learning, and the amount of homework. They saw their teachers as being “engaged, well prepared, and approachable”.