Scaffolding Literacy Community of Practice – photos

On Saturday 31 October, several Scaffolding Literacy practitioners shared their practice from ACT classrooms, and lead discussions about working with the Scaffolding Literacy pedagogy. See photos from the events on our Recent Events page. You can also download copies of some of the presentation slides and handouts and check under the photos for links to … Read more

Winners of the Competition for Sponsored Registration for 2016 ACTA-ACAL Conference

ATESOL ACT are sponsoring registration fees for two members to attend the 2016 ACTA-ACAL Conference The winners were drawn and announced at the ATESOL ACT Annual Dinner on Wednesday 4 November. Congratulations to  Jennifer Mayers (school sector winner) and Lesley Cioccarelli (adult sector winner) We look forward to their presentations at an ATESOL ACT PD … Read more

Tai Chi and Tennis Balls: Haptic Techniques for Teaching Pronunciation – Report & Links

ATSEOL ACT members enjoyed some energetic insights into pronunciation teaching at our Term 3 professional learning/development event with Michael Burri from University of Wollongong. We explored the sounds, stress patterns and intonation of English with practical exercises using gesture, touch and movement. This kinaesthetic pronunciation teaching method can help students develop fluency and sound differentiation … Read more

Using the Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery with Students Learning English as Speakers of Other Languages – Report

Our Term 2 professional development event was a guided tour of the National Portrait Gallery collection discussing ways of using portraits with students learning English as Speakers of Other Languages. Feedback comments from participants, posted on our Facebook group: What an excellent afternoon. Thanks so much for providing this opportunity. I second that! Really enjoyed … Read more

Why Oracy is Critical for Improving Inferential Comprehension – Report from our Term 1 PL session

In what I think was a record for ATESOL ACT, we had around 80 teachers turn out for our first professional learning event for 2015 on Saturday 21 February. I’m sure all of those present are very grateful to Committee member Fern Hyde for suggesting we ask Margery Hertzberg to come to Canberra to present … Read more