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Saroo Brierley Opening at the 2020 NEAS Management Conference
Saroo Brierley is the author of the best-selling book, ‘A Long Way Home’ which was adapted into the Academy Award nominated film ‘Lion,’ starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, in 2016.
As a five year old, Saroo was separated from his brother in a train station. This event started a journey from the streets of Calcutta, to an orphanage before being adopted by John and Sue Brierley and started a new life in Hobart, Tasmania. However, Saroo was unable and unwilling to forget the land of his childhood and, nearly 20 years later, began a painstaking search for his birth family guided by hazy memories, ingenuity and Google Earth.
Saroo will be presenting this transformative journey at the 2020 NEAS Management Conference.
Read more about Saroo and other speakers at the 2020 NEAS Management Conference.
“Lion” movie trailer
Happy New Year!
Wishing all our readers a happy new year! We would like to share some important news with you.
This year NEAS Australia will reach a key 30-year milestone. In the coming weeks, more exciting developments for 2020 will be announced. To get started, make sure you check out our professional development for 2020. We have PD across the country and have a number of new online courses to get your teeth into!
What’s new at the 2020 NEAS Management Conference?
So, you’re wondering what’s going to be new at the 2020 NEAS Management Conference? Here goes: VOX POP, NEAS’ 30-year celebration, Communities of Practice new workshops and more!
Vox Pop: the NEAS VOX Pop will be located in a prominent space at the 2020 NEAS Management Conference and will feature a competition about transformative experiences, trends and journeys in the ELT industry. Contact us if you would like to sponsor or participate.
NEAS’ 30-year celebration: we’re excited to be celebrating our 30-year anniversary in 2020 with a conference with heaps of pizzazz and excitement along with outstanding speakers, workshops, activities and events. Don’t miss out! Contact us if you would like to sponsor or participate.
Communities of Practice: Participate in one of our Communities of Practice at the 2020 NEAS Management Conference. Share your ideas, learn from your industry peers and spread the passion for your profession. Contact us if you would like to sponsor or participate.
CRICOS Listings on NEAS Website
Member CRICOS codes are now listed on the NEAS website with individual course codes to be added in the coming weeks. This is an important step in communicating the scope of your Centre’s Quality Endorsement.
Members are encouraged to check their centre listing on the NEAS website to ensure alignment with CRICOS. Any discrepancies, including new and ceased courses and course name changes should be communicated to NEAS. A reminder that all courses must be formally submitted to NEAS in order to be Quality Endorsed and added to scope.
Please contact Ben Colthorpe, Operations Manager for more information.
NEAS Professional Development
New Course Beginning in February!
NEAS QLS National Workshops
When: 03 February 2020
Want to know more about Administration, Management and Staffing according to the NEAS Quality Framework? Sign up for the NEAS Area D online course starting February 3, 2020. The course will be facilitated by NEAS Assessors for four weeks, then remain open until June 30 evolving into an online Community of Practice (CoP). You will be able to engage in whole of course and small group discussions with other NEAS members from around Australia and South East Asia. There are also videos covering the NEAS Area D Quality Areas and Principles, Quizzes and interactive learning activities with instant feedback. There are four modules to complete: Library, Café, Playground and Test. You will earn badges for each completed module. Badges can be used to collect a NEAS completion certificate. We hope to see you online in 2020!
This workshop is open for NEAS Associate and full Members Only.
It is recommended to all professional staff and teachers who aspire to management positions.
QLS in Bangkok
Transformation in English Language Teaching (ELT) – Bangkok
When: 11 February 2020
Where: Mahidol University International College
The Transformation in English Language Teaching (ELT) workshop is focused on Transformative Journeys in Education. The workshop theme seeks to explore how as leaders, teachers, practitioners and students in international education we undergo transformation through our intercultural experiences.
The two key questions we are asking participants to explore in this workshop are:
• As a leader, teacher, practitioner, professional or student in education, what transformative journeys have you seen or experienced?
• How can we harness the power of journeys in creating and maintaining a sustainable future in education?
The workshop will showcase transformative journeys that NEAS members have seen or experienced in their careers. The workshop will explore how we can harness the power of journeys in creating and maintaining a sustainable future in education. The NEAS Quality Learning Series workshops are designed to provide professional development to both ELT teachers and managers using expert advice based on the Quality Assurance Framework.
This workshop is open for NEAS Associate and guests and full Members Only.
NEAS Online Courses to be Refreshed in July
Have you registered for a NEAS online course that you have not yet completed? A reminder that courses must be completed before the 30th of June 2020 or your progress will be lost.
Make sure to complete the course by the 30th of June 2020, then request a certificate via the NEAS online portal.
QLS Workshops 2020 Registrations are Now Open!
Registrations for workshops for Teachers, Academic Managers and ELT Professionals are now open for 2020!
What is the Quality Learning Series?
The NEAS Quality Learning Series workshops are designed to provide professional development to both ELT teachers and managers using expert advice based on the Quality Assurance Framework.
Workshops are three hours in length and conducted at our member centre locations around the country. NEAS QLS workshops are free for all staff of Quality Endorsed Member Centres and Associate Members.
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NEAS Endorsement News
Shafston International College
Congratulations to Shafston International College, Brisbane on achieving NEAS Quality Endorsement! The centre is located in the central suburb of Kangaroo Point and is situated directly on the river with stunning views and lush green surrounding gardens. The campus has classrooms and facilities spread out across several buildings, with dedicated rooms for study tours and HSP programs when running. Shafston currently offers General English classes and IELTS and Cambridge (PET, FCE, CAE and CPE) Preparation courses.
Byron Bay English Language School
Congratulations to Byron Bay English Language School (BBELS) on successful completion of their Quality Review. Byron Bay English Language School is a stand-alone ELICOS centre in the heart of Byron Bay that delivers General English, Cambridge courses and IELTS preparation courses, as well as delivering courses for study tours at certain times of the year.
During the visit, students in the focus group were very happy with their courses and particularly enjoyed their elective as they felt they could improve their skills easily in these classes. They felt pleased with the way their language level had improved over the length of their course.