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

Our next fabulous PL event – we need YOUR input!

SHARE YOUR BEST LESSON OR TEACHING STRATEGY ATESOL ACT warmly invites you to share your many talents and great experience with your fellow EAL/D teachers by contributing to our next Professional Learning event entitled “Share Your Best Lesson”. Full details and Expression of Interest form (to present) can be found on our EVENTS page >>

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

Notes from the NPG virtual tour

Read all about the recent virtual tour that the National Portrait Gallery hosted for ATESOL ACT. We have also collated detailed notes – 8 pages of them – on the images, stories and ideas shared in the session, which you can download from the Recent Events page >>

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