Communities of Practice are a valuable source of collaborative professional development as they offer English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals a supportive environment to share knowledge and build better practices. They provide a rich resource of knowledge, experience and expertise in order to achieve common goals, solve common problems and learn from one another to advance and grow.

This symposium event is for ELT professionals who would like to develop their knowledge and practices in school preparation programs. It will provide an overview of the key features of school preparation programs and provide participants with practical tasks to apply to their centres. Topics of discussion will also include welfare and pastoral support for students, and transitioning to receiving (mainstream) school education.


Mr Michael Bos, Moreton Bay Colleges

Michael has worked in the International Education industry for more than 20 years.  He has held teaching and leadership roles in Australia and overseas in private ELICOS colleges, TAFE, university and schools. He is a NEAS Master Practitioner and has achieved the Gold Standard NEAS Premium Product Endorsement.


Ms Andrea Pugh, Whites Hill State College

Ms Tracie Collura, Union Institute of Language

Tracie is privileged to have been teaching for over 36 years. In that time, she has taught in the Queensland State system and the private language sector. She has a MED TESOL and Cambridge Trainer qualification, among being a very proud mother of two amazing children. Tracie’s teaching philosophy has always been to teach and respect the whole person, not just the student, something that has proved vital when working with international students on their way to high school.

Michael Bartlett, All Saints Anglican College

This activity is supported by Study Queensland, Trade and Investment Queensland.

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Event Details

Date: Friday, 11 November 2022

Time: 15:00-17:00 AEST

Location: Level 14, 1 William Street, Brisbane

Cost: $10 (to cover catering)

CPD Points: 10