PL: Bilingual tools to enhance EAL/D students’ language development – 30 July

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

Minimal English as a Pedagogical Tool – workshop report, links & photos

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

Youth Coalition of the ACT – report of our professional learning session 10 March

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

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