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

PL event: Exploring the Many Voices of Australia Through Literature

ATESOL ACT invite you to our first event for 2021! Exploring the Many Voices of Australia through Literature 18 February 2021 Join us at the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature to discover rich resources for adult and school-aged EAL/D, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners, and stimulating ideas for using literature to explore learners’ … Read more

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

The Refugee Experience – recording & resources now available

In a collaboration with the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA), the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) and VicTESOL, ATESOL ACT presented a Webinar event on 28th October 2020: The Refugee Experience – Resources for Teachers  with Dorothy Hoddinott, AO, Ambassador No Child Left Behind Campaign 2020 and Samuel Dariol from the Refugee Council of Australia. The webinar … 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

Read about our latest PD event, ‘The Dictionary of Invisible Culture’

The report, resources and recording from our last PD event, The Dictionary of Invisible Culture: Language to explain the confusing and complicated with presenter Dr Lauren Sadow, are now available on this website.   Read the report and comments from participants, plus access the presenter’s slides and a recording of the session, on our RECENT EVENTS PAGE >> … Read more

The Dictionary of Invisible Culture – PD workshop – 29 August 2020

Preparations for our second professional development event for August have just been finalised. We are pleased to have Dr Lauren Sadow from ANU leading us in a 3-hour workshop on The Dictionary of Invisible Culture: Language to explain the confusing and complicatedon Saturday, 29 August 2020 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, on Zoom Lauren Sadow will present this … Read more

Remote teaching PD resources now available on the website

The resources and recording from the ATESOL ACT professional development workshop in May, SUPPORTING EAL/D LEARNERS REMOTELY IN AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT, are now available on our website.   Originally only made available to registered participants, we are now making these available to all on our website – see the RECENT EVENTS page >>