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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, your membership with ACTA is automatic. 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 also produces the journal TESOL in Context.

ACTA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The ACTA International TESOL conference is held every 2 years and hosted by a State or Territory TESOL association.

In 2020 it will be hosted by QATESOL in Brisbane, 30 September - 2 October.

Visit our Conference pages to find out about past conferences.

ACTA Conference 2020

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ACTA Conference 2018

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ACTA Conference 2016

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Perth, Western Australia 7-10 April 2016
 

ACTA Conference 2014

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Membership 

Membership of ACTA is through your local state or territory TESOL association.Find out more about the benefits of Membership.

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LATEST NEWS

2nd Forum to Discuss Issues Regarding the Evaluation of the AMEP “New Business Model” - Melbourne, 30 March 2019

The Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA), in collaboration with VicTESOL and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, is pleased to sponsor a Forum in Melbourne to discuss issues relating to the current Evaluation of the AMEP “New Business Model”. Find the background, forum details, and registration link on the Adult EAL Issues page - 2nd Forum.

1st Forum to Discuss Issues Regarding the Evaluation of the AMEP “New Business Model” - Sydney, 2 March 2019

The Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA), Sydney School of Education and Social Work (University of Sydney), and the School of Education at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) were pleased to co-sponsor a Forum to discuss issues relating to the current Evaluation of the AMEP “New Business Model”.  Presentation slides and notes are now available on the Adult EAL Issues page - 1st Forum.

ACTA submission to the Australian Government Review of Vocational Education & Training (VET) - January 2019

ACTA has made a submission to the Expert review of Australia’s vocational education and training system. The submission draws on a comprehensive survey that ACTA has conducted into the provision of English to adult migrants in the AMEP and the SEE Program. Read more and download the ACTA submission on the Adult EAL Issues page - VET Review.

ACTA Survey for AMEP and SEE Program teachers, managers & volunteers - Still open!

In December 2018-January 2019, ACTA conducted a comprehensive survey of AMEP and SEE Program teachers, managers and volunteers seeking their perspectives on the operation of these Programs under the current contracts  Because the survey data will be used in an on-going way, we have left it open for a little longer. For more about the survey and to complete the survey, please check our Adult EAL Issues page - AMEP Survey.

TESOL in Context, Vol 27 No 2, December 2018
Ethics in TESOL

The latest issue of ACTA's journal, TESOL in Context has been puiblished. This special issue of TESOL in Context focuses on the topic of “Ethics in TESOL”. Read more and access this journal online from our TESOL in Context page

ACTA Strategy for Language in Education and Training - November 2018

The ACTA Strategy for Language in Education and Training has 15 actions in all aimed at addressing the long-standing national policy/program gaps and neglect in the area of language in education and training (EAL/D, Indigenous, language education, AMEP) that we have been advocating for in our submissions over the last few years.
The document will be used as the focus for discussions with Government and other parties about their education and training policy commitments prior to the federal election.
You can download the strategy from the Media Room page