Event details: 2017 English Language Mini Method

20/07/2017 to 31/12/2017 
Bookings close:


ALTHOUGH THIS STARTED 20 July we can take late bookings for Units 3&4 component. We record all sessions, and provide to delegates, with any presenter handouts, for each session. Please call the office if you wish to discuss. NEW VENUE is the new AEU Building, 126 Trenerry Cres, Abbotsford.


Since its introduction, VCE English Language has been steadily growing in popularity among students and teachers who wish to explore English from a different perspective. 

VATE’s English Language mini-method has been running successfully for several years. Whether you are already teaching English Language, or will be in the future, the mini-method is a great way to get into it.

Run from July to November, this course prepares you for teaching Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 in 2018.

You can select to do HALF the program, eg. Overview and Units 1&2, or the whole program, or the second HALF of the program eg. Overview and Units 3&4. In both cases (booking only half a program) you attend the initial Thurs 20 July OVERVIEW session.


Overview of Units 1–4

The subsystems of language; grammar and metalanguage

Thursday 20 July

rego 4.30pm


Unit 1: Language and communication

AoS 1: The nature and functions of language

AoS 2: Language acquisition

Friday 11 August


Unit 2: Language change

AoS 1: English across time

Thursday 17 August

rego 4.30pm


Unit 2: Language change

AoS 2: Englishes in contact

Thursday 24 August

rego 4.30pm


Unit 3: Language variation and social purpose

AoS 1: Informal language

AoS 2: Formal language

Monday 4 September

* nb new date


Unit 4: Language variation and identity

AoS 1: Language variation in Australian society

Thursday 19 October

rego 4.30pm


Unit 4: Language variation and identity

AoS 2: Individual and group identities

Thursday 2 November

rego 4.30pm



You will receive your email Booking Confirmation/Tax Invoice within a 10 minute period. If your email does not arrive you need to ring our office immediately. Please ensure you forward the Tax Invoice email to the Business Manager in your school.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received at the VATE office in writing. Cancellations received between 5 and 3 working days prior to the event date will be charged a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 2 working days prior to the event will receive NO REFUND. If you do not attend and have not notified the office in writing according to the above policy, you will receive no refund.

New AEU Building (next to old AEU Building)
126 Trenerry Cres, Abbotsford
Event contact:
Linda Baron - Mon-Thurs events@vate.org.au (9411 8500) 
Supporting Documents:
ELMM 2017 flyer
Price details: Days Cost
Half program - VATE individual member 1 $445.00
Half program - VATE institutional member 1 $465.00
Half program - VATE concession member 1 $345.00
VATE Individual Member - full program 2 $780.00
VATE Institutional Member- full program 2 $800.00
VATE Concession Member - full program 2 $625.00


Select each session you wish to attend and when you have completed your selection click 'Add to My Workshops'.

Event Extras: Office Booking  Date: Thursday 20 July, 2017
Office Booking $20 (Cost $20.00)
2017 ELMM Overview and Units 1&2  Date: Thursday 20 July, 2017 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm
2017 ELMM Overview and Units 1&2
(AEU, Abbotsford - new venue)
2017 ELMM Overview and Units 3&4  Date: Monday 4 September, 2017 at 1:00pm – 5:30pm
2017 ELMM Overview and Units 3&4
(AEU, Abbotsford - new venue)