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

Our next fabulous PL event – we need YOUR input!

SHARE YOUR BEST LESSON OR TEACHING STRATEGY ATESOL ACT warmly invites you to share your many talents and great experience with your fellow EAL/D teachers by contributing to our next Professional Learning event entitled “Share Your Best Lesson”. Full details and Expression of Interest form (to present) can be found on our EVENTS page >>

Notes re EALD concerns BSSS Meeting 4 May 2020

On Monday 4th May, 2020, the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) Executive Officer for Curriculum, Mr Kristofer Feodoroff, met (remotely) with a group of concerned EALD educators to discuss the EAL component of the draft English Framework for Years 11 & 12. Prior to the BSSS meeting, ATESOL ACT invited all those registered … Read more

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

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

Meet your new ATESOL ACT Committee

Our AGM in March saw the election of an expanded and talented Committee whose EAL/D teaching experience probably totals 200 years, spanning Australia and overseas, adult and child learners, and Indigenous and urban settings. You can read more about each of the Committee members on the website by clicking the link below:  Meet your 2020 … Read more

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 To register go to: ATESOL ACT membership entitles … Read more

ATESOL ACT April 2020 Newsletter

In the ATESOL ACT April 2020 Newsletter you can read about… upcoming Professional Learning events planned for April and May resources for remote teaching more professional learning opportunities further afield and get to know your fabulous new 2020 office bearers and Committee Read it here: ATESOL ACT Newsletter – 9 April 2020