Welcome to the Australian Council of TESOL Associations website.
We seek to advocate for and enhance the profile of the TESOL
profession in Australia through a wide range of activities in
local, regional, national and international contexts. If you are
currently a member of your state or territory
TESOL professional association, membership with ACTA is
automatically included together with a copy of our journal
TESOL in Context . If you are not a member of an
Australian state or territory TESOL organisation, you might like to
browse our site to see what it is that we do and then contact your
state association to join.
ACTA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
The ACTA International TESOL conference is held every 2 years
and hosted by a State or Territory TESOL association.
In 2016 it will be hosted by WATESOL in Perth April 7-10.
Visit our Conference pages to
find out about past conferences.
Perth, Western Australia 7-10 April 2016
Membership of ACTA is through your
local state or territory TESOL association.Find out more about the
benefits of Membership.
The Penny McKay Memorial Award
Applications are now open to the Penny McKay Memorial Award.
The Award is for an outstanding doctoral thesis which benefits
the teaching and learning of second/additional languages in
Australian schools and pre-schools, including Indigenous languages,
community languages, foreign languages, Standard Australian English
as an additional language or variety, and English as a foreign
The Award, which honours Penny’s contribution to research and
development in second/additional language education, is jointly
offered by the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA),
the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) and the
Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and
New Zealand (ALTAANZ).
The closing date for 2015 applications is 13th September.
Find full details
and application form here.
Call for Presentations and Papers now open for the
joint ACTA-ACAL Conference 2016
The next ACTA International Conference will be held jointly with
the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) and hosted by
WATESOL and WAALC. You are invited to participate in this event
held in Perth, Western Australia from 7-10 April 2016.
The theme of the conference is DIVERSITY: exchanging ways of
about the Conference or go straight to the Call for Presentations and Papers
New teacher resource: EAL/D Elaborations of the
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
The EAL/D Elaborations of the Australian Professional Standards
for Teachers has now been endorsed by AITSL and is ready for use in
your setting. The two-page overview tells you all about the
Elaborations and how they can help. The short version provides an
easy way in for each Standard and Focus Area. The full version
gives you the guts of how to work effectively with EAL/D learners
and where to look for help. Download
all 3 versions here