English for Adult Migrants: Future Directions – recording now available

In a collaboration with the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA), and VicTESOL, ATESOL ACT presented a Webinar on 11th November 2020: English for Adult Migrants – Future Directions. Alison Larkins, Commonwealth Coordinator-General for Migrant Services, spoke about the Commonwealth Government’s vision for English language provision for adult migrants. Then experienced AMEP teachers Jakki Cashman … Read more

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

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

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

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