ATESOL ACT contributes to the BSSS English Framework

In late April this year, ATESOL ACT asked the Board of Senior Secondary Studies to consider issues raised by ATESOL ACT members regarding the draft English Framework. Although the closing date for comments had passed, the BSSS CEO, Mr Martin Watson, generously agreed to convene an open Zoom meeting for ATESOL ACT invitees. An open … Read more ATESOL ACT contributes to the BSSS English Framework

ACTA Survey on the Effects of COVID-19 on Post-School EAL Educators

Have you taught or managed in programs for international students and/or adult migrant and refugee English language learners, for example in the AMEP, SEE Program, TAFE, university, ELICOS and community and State-funded programs? Then you’ll know that the closure of Australia’s borders has huge implications for your program and employment! To help our national body, … Read more ACTA Survey on the Effects of COVID-19 on Post-School EAL Educators

Notes from the NPG virtual tour

Read all about the recent virtual tour that the National Portrait Gallery hosted for ATESOL ACT. We have also collated detailed notes – 8 pages of them – on the images, stories and ideas shared in the session, which you can download from the Recent Events page >>

BSSS EALD Framework – Meeting Monday 4 May

Senior Secondary English/EALD Framework – Monday 4 May meeting with BSSS representatives ATESOL ACT invites Year 11 and 12 Senior Secondary teachers in the ACT to a meeting with representatives from the Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) to brief us and take questions on the Board’s response to EALD specific concerns regarding the English/EALD … Read more BSSS EALD Framework – Meeting Monday 4 May

Supporting EAL/D learners remotely in an online environment: a workshop – 9 May

Join your local ACT colleagues from across all education sectors in a remote, online workshop, to learn and discuss ways to support your EAL/D learners remotely in an online environment.   We have lined up presentations on how digital tools can be used to support EAL/D learner needs, and how face-to-face content can be adapted for … Read more Supporting EAL/D learners remotely in an online environment: a workshop – 9 May

Join our virtual tour of the National Portrait Gallery

You may remember that a special on-site tour of the National Portrait Gallery collection for EAL/D teachers had been scheduled to precede the ATESOL ACT Annual General Meeting last month?  But due to the mounting COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings at the time, the NPG tour had to be cancelled (and the Committee hastily reorganised the AGM … Read more Join our virtual tour of the National Portrait Gallery

ACTA Conference rescheduled to 2021

Due to COVID-19 uncertainty, the ACTA International Conference that was planned for September-October 2020 has been rescheduled to 2021 QATESOL will host the 2020 ACTA Conference in Brisbane from 28 – 30 September 2021.The Conference theme is: Pushing the Boundaries. For more information, go to https://actaconference.com/ To register go to: https://actaconference.com/registration/ ATESOL ACT membership entitles … Read more ACTA Conference rescheduled to 2021