Professional Associations - National

ACTA has links with the following associations:

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Australian Association of Alliances in Education - (formerly NEF - National Education Forum) a coalition of national associations of practising educators and parents created in 1992 with a view to enhancing their individual and collective capacity to respond to national education policy, issues, initiatives and directions. In 2013 it became the Australian Association  of Alliances in Education. ACTA is an affiliate of the AAAE.

Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) - a national, not-for-profit professional association supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum.

The Applied Linguistics Association of Australia - The Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) is the national organisation for applied linguistics in Australia. ALAA aims to provide leadership in applied linguistics and supports the development of teaching, learning and research in the field. ACTA partners with ALAA in awarding the Penny McKay Memorial Award. ALAA's journal Australian Review of Applied Linguistics (ARAL) is available online by subscription.

The Association for Language Assessment of Australia and New Zealand The purpose of the Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ) is to promote best practice in language assessment in educational and professional settings in these two countries and to foster collaboration between academia, schools and other agencies responsible for language testing or assessment. ALAANZ publishes a journal - Papers in Language Testing and Assessment (PLTA) is available exclusively online in open access format at ALTAANZ.

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