Explicit Vocabulary Instruction from K-12

How teachers and parents can help ALL students’ learning, language and literacy development

Term 2
Tuesday 18th June 2024

Watch Live (via zoom) or Later (via video link)


Dr Julia Starling

Speech-Language Pathologist

Seminar Information
Words, words, and more words……children and adolescents from school entry to school leaving are exposed to thousands of curriculum-based words and terms that are often essential to their overall learning. Vocabulary is known to be one of the Big 6, the key components that contribute to both oral and written literacy development, from beginning readers through all primary and secondary grades.

However, there are many students with learning difficulties who face barriers to developing the fundamental vocabulary skills needed for all aspects of learning. It may be that they have poor literacy, language, attention and/or auditory processing abilities, so that they are regularly disadvantaged in attending to, retaining and subsequently using new and unfamiliar vocabulary presented both orally and in print.

Every primary and secondary teacher can incorporate Explicit Vocabulary Instruction into their everyday teaching strategies. At home, parents can also provide vocabulary rich environments to support communication and learning development.

In this seminar we will explore how we learn new words, how vocabulary instruction can be included in all subject areas (yes, even Maths!) and how we can prioritise essential vocabulary. There will be many fun and interactive activities, and by the end of the seminar you will all be true logophiles!

Tuesday 18th June 2024
Registration: 9:45am
Seminar: 10:00am-12:00pm (Including question time)
Online – Zoom and Video Link
Phone: 02 9806 9960 Email: info@ldc.org.au
To register for this seminar or download the flyer please see the links below
Seminar Price
Seminar (LDC Member): $39
Seminar (Non-Member): $78
Seminar and NEW Individual Membership (until Friday 31st May 2025) $72
Seminar and NEW School Membership (until Friday 31st May 2025) $89
School Video Link* (Member rate) For further details about this option please contact the office $390

Additional attendees under a school membership can attend at the member rate per person.
Refund of fees, less 30% administration, will be available up to 14 days prior to seminar commencement. No cancellations accepted later than 14 days to seminar. Substitute delegates welcomed at no extra charge.