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 >>  

Share Your Best Lesson PL – 15 August 2020

Registration is now open for our next fabulous PL event…SHARE YOUR BEST LESSON Expert EAL/D teachers will present strategies that they have found particularly successful with their school-aged and adult learners in specialist and mainstream classrooms.Saturday, 15th August 2020 from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Zoom.Details and Booking on our EVENTS page

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