ATESOL ACT Annual Dinner – report & photos

Another year, another successful ATESOL ACT Annual Dinner! We were pleased to host Yvette Berry MLA as our guest speaker. We also heard from one of the recipients of ATESOL ACT’s CamTESOL Sponsorship, Mongkul Tep.  Once again we raised funds from dinner guests to enable us to continue our links with CamTESOL sponsorship. Read more … Read more

Scaffolding Literacy Community of Practice – photos

On Saturday 31 October, several Scaffolding Literacy practitioners shared their practice from ACT classrooms, and lead discussions about working with the Scaffolding Literacy pedagogy. See photos from the events on our Recent Events page. You can also download copies of some of the presentation slides and handouts and check under the photos for links to … Read more

Winners of the Competition for Sponsored Registration for 2016 ACTA-ACAL Conference

ATESOL ACT are sponsoring registration fees for two members to attend the 2016 ACTA-ACAL Conference The winners were drawn and announced at the ATESOL ACT Annual Dinner on Wednesday 4 November. Congratulations to  Jennifer Mayers (school sector winner) and Lesley Cioccarelli (adult sector winner) We look forward to their presentations at an ATESOL ACT PD … Read more

Tai Chi and Tennis Balls: Haptic Techniques for Teaching Pronunciation – Report & Links

ATSEOL ACT members enjoyed some energetic insights into pronunciation teaching at our Term 3 professional learning/development event with Michael Burri from University of Wollongong. We explored the sounds, stress patterns and intonation of English with practical exercises using gesture, touch and movement. This kinaesthetic pronunciation teaching method can help students develop fluency and sound differentiation … Read more

Using the Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery with Students Learning English as Speakers of Other Languages – Report

Our Term 2 professional development event was a guided tour of the National Portrait Gallery collection discussing ways of using portraits with students learning English as Speakers of Other Languages. Feedback comments from participants, posted on our Facebook group: What an excellent afternoon. Thanks so much for providing this opportunity. I second that! Really enjoyed … Read more

Why Oracy is Critical for Improving Inferential Comprehension – Report from our Term 1 PL session

In what I think was a record for ATESOL ACT, we had around 80 teachers turn out for our first professional learning event for 2015 on Saturday 21 February. I’m sure all of those present are very grateful to Committee member Fern Hyde for suggesting we ask Margery Hertzberg to come to Canberra to present … Read more

Welcome to our 2015 Committee

At our AGM on Saturday 21 February the new ATESOL ACT Committee for 2015 was elected. We welcome back to the Committee Jennifer Mayers, who has stepped up into the President role.  Jennifer is especially keen to lead us in advocacy in the schools sector. Also a warm welcome to new Committee members: Lucy Bitmead, … Read more

Misty Adoniou – ATESOL ACT’s first Life Member

This year, 2014, the ATESOL ACT Committee decided to honour one of our most respected members, Misty Adoniou, by awarding her a Life Membership of ATESOL ACT.  Misty is our first Life Member! Heather Donohoe, Lesley Cioccarelli, Misty Adoniou & Jakki Cashman [click on image above to view larger version] We invited Misty as a … Read more