NEWSLETTER – Term 4 2021

The newest edition of the ATESOL ACT Newsletter is hot off the press! Featured in this publication: – Updates from our President, Editor, and working parties – Practical tips for staying connected when teaching online – Important information about the upcoming EAL/D Policy review forum.   Click here to download, read, and share around!

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