This Week’s Ukraine Workshop Series Presenter

This week we welcome Dr Oksana King to the Ukraine Workshop Series. She is an experienced TESOL professional who has been teaching English to migrants and international students in Australia for 20 years.  She has held positions of Curriculum Coordinator and Director of Studies at Monash University and Melbourne’s training organisations.  She currently teaches on the Adult Migrant English Program at Holmesglen Institute in Melbourne’s south-east. As a migrant from Ukraine herself, Oksana is active in the Ukrainian community and is the Principal of the Ukrainian Community School in Melbourne.

Her presentation The Australian ELT Teacher Experience with Ukrainian War Migrants draws on Australian ELT teachers’ experience of teaching recent migrants from Ukraine and provide hands-on language teaching strategies that are both educational and respectful of the learners’ lived war experiences in Ukraine. The presentation will demonstrate how language learned through the senses can be both instructive and therapeutic.

March 2023