The ATESOL ACT 2018 Committee was elected at the AGM on Friday 16th March, held at The Duxton in O’Connor. This includes a number of new members from across systems and sectors. This ensures a greater power to the voice of advocacy. See the Contact page for the current committee.
Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) Conference 2018 will be held in Adelaide 2 – 5 October 2018. Early Bird Registration is now open – $630 for financial ATESOL ACT members. Visit the Events page for more details.
ATESOLACT has a long tradition of sponsoring teachers in rural Cambodia attend Cambodia’s annual TESOL conference. Last year we raised enough money to sponsor 14 Cambodian provincial teachers to attend CamTESOL. We are collecting donations between now and December 1 2016. ATESOLACT will match donations up to at total on $1000. More information on CamTESOL … Read more
Last year, ATESOL ACT ran a competition to sponsor registration fees for two members to attend the 2016 ACTA-ACAL Diversity Conference, held in Perth in April. There were two sponsorships awarded: one for a member from the school sector, won by Jennifer Mayers, and one for a member from the adult sector, won by Lesley … Read more
Bookings now open for our next professional learning event on Saturday 30 July, 2016, 9:00am – 1:00pm Bilingual tools to enhance EAL/D students’ language development presented by Mallika Das (Auburn Public School). This one is targeted at primary and secondary teachers. We came across Mallika presenting at the ACTA conference in Perth earlier this year, … Read more
On Friday 6th May, interested professionals from all sectors gathered at the ANU for a workshop facilitated by Lauren Sadow, a PHD candidate with an extensive background in the fields of Linguistics and TESOL. The workshop developed teachers’ understanding of how culture and cultural values can be expressed through language, and how these aspects of … Read more
Following the 2016 ATESOL ACT AGM on 10 March, members heard from Emma Robertson, Director of the Youth Coalition of the ACT. Emma provided an excellent overview of the work undertaken by the Youth Coalition and its partnership with the Multicultural Youth Affairs Network (MYAN ACT). Read a report and links from this professional learning … Read more
At our 2016 Annual General Meeting on 10 March, members voted to approve a new Constitution for ATESOL ACT. The association has had the same constitution for more years than any current Committee member can remember; it certainly predates digital recordkeeping and appears to have been produced using very early word processing technology. The Committee … Read more
At our AGM on Thursday 10 March the new ATESOL ACT Committee for 2016 was elected. We are pleased to announce that Fern Hyde has stepped up into the President role. After serving us so ably as ATESOL ACT Secretary for the past few years, Jakki Cashman is stepping down, but we are pleased she … Read more
The Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) has just launched its second national survey on the state of EAL/D Education in Australia in 2016. I would encourage friends of ATESOL ACT to actively participate in this survey and to share it with colleagues in the ACT and interstate. The survey, which takes about 10 to … Read more