28 August 2021 – Functional Grammar: Making language come alive for English language learners

Functional Grammar: Making language come alive for English language learners Presented by Libby Baker Literacy Consultant, ACT Saturday 28th August 2021, 1:15pm to 4:30pm Venue: Online via Zoom – Details to be sent to registered participants after bookings close   Have you ever wondered how to help your English language learners understand the way English works … Read more

Call for nominations: ELTons Outstanding Achievement Award 2021

Now more than ever, it’s important to recognise and celebrate people who have made a lasting and extraordinary impact on teaching and learning. Who do you think should win the ELTons award for outstanding achievement in English language teaching? British Council ELTons would like to invite you and your networks to nominate those from across … Read more

ATESOL ACT attends ACU Professional Association and Professional Learning Expo

  On Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 three wonderful members of ATESOL ACT attended Australia Catholic University’s annual Professional Association and Professional Learning Expo.    Committee member Bronwyn gave an excellent introduction to ATESOL ACT as a professional association, after which attending members had a wonderful time meeting final year education students, chatting about membership benefits … Read more

AMEP Advisory Committee established

Our national peak body for TESOL in Australia, the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA), is delighted that the Department of Home Affairs has set up an AMEP Advisory Committee in line with one of the recommendations of the 2019 Social Compass AMEP Evaluation. The Committee is chaired by Alison Larkins, who was appointed in … Read more

Nominations for ATESOL ACT 2020 executive and committee

Nominations for the 2020 executive and committee of ATESOL ACT are open. ATESOL ACT supports EAL professionals in endeavours of advocacy, professional learning and networking. Get involved to represent schools and adult learning, and/or help out with other activities such as event management, IT/communication and membership. Nominate here: ATESOL ACT 2020 Committee Nominations Elections for … Read more

Professional Learning event in September on the ACARA EAL/D Learning Progression

ATESOL ACT invites you to a Professional Learning Event in September… Comparing the ACARA EAL/D Learning Progression and the Literacy Learning Progression Presented by Margaret Turnbull, Principal Policy Analyst, Statistics and Analysis Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, NSW Government. Saturday 14th September 2019 Find all details and link for bookings on the EVENTS page.

New Beginnings 12-part documentary podcast series

New Beginnings explores the personal stories of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in Canberra and Australia. New Beginnings is the result of over fifty interviews, including the shared stories of migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and the professional insights of educators, academics, community leaders and stakeholders. One of the main aims of the documentary series is … Read more

ATESOL ACT Annual Dinner – 30 August 2019

ATESOL ACT invites you to the Annual Dinner 2019 with guest speaker Dorothy Hoddinott AO Dorothy will share sage words of wisdom from her wealth of experience working with and advocating for EAL learners. Friday 30th August 2019 Full details and bookings on the EVENTS page.

Upcoming professional learning events for 2019

Your ATESOL ACT Committee members are organising some interesting and useful professional learning events for the remainder of 2019 ATESOL ACT Annual Dinner, with guest speaker Dorothy Hoddinott Comparison between ACARA Literacy Progression & EAL/D Progression Multilingual Storybox Project Interactive Workshop for teachers using the Certificates of Spoken and Written English (CWSE) See our EVENTS … Read more

Term 2, 2019 Meet & Greet

Come along to our regular FREE Meet & Greet event to meet and network with other teachers of students learning English as a second or additional language, whether in the adult or school sector. When: Friday 7 June 2019, 4:00pm to 6:00pm Where: EQ Cafe, Kent Street Deakin RSVP here Download a flyer ATESOLACT_Networking_Jun_2019