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ACTA calls for EAL/D education to be included in the next National Schools Reform Agreement

ACTA forwarded a submission to the Productivity Commission’s review of the National School Reform Agreement arguing that EAL/D learners be recognised as a priority equity cohort in the 2024 National Schools Reform Agreement and be included in the National Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia which measures progress towards achieving the outcomes of the NSRA. …

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Update to the Foundation Skills Framework Review

The ACER team would like thank everyone who took part in the consultation phase of the Foundation Skills Frameworks review project. The richness and diversity of feedback – provided through discussion forums, focus groups, interviews and the online survey – are a testament to your passion and expertise. Our consultation activities are now complete, and …

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SBS reports on Fears over new funding model for Australia’s migrant English program

SBS TV and on-line have reported on concerns about the proposed new funding model for the AMEP. The reports include comments by Dr Helen Moore, ACTA Vice-President. To see the on-line report, click here: Fears over new funding model for Australia’s migrant English program (sbs.com.au) To listen to audio of the TV news item, click …

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Media release: ACTA calls for national reform and revitalisation of EAL/D in schools

ACTA National Roadmap for English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Education in Schools ACTA has launched its National Roadmap for English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Education in Schools, calling for national ‘build back better’ reform of specialist provision for English language learners in schools ahead of the Federal Election. The …

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Media release: Adult literacy inquiry calls for new national strategy.

The following Media Release was issued on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 by the Parliament of Australia.   Adult literacy inquiry calls for new national strategy.   The House Employment, Education and Training Committee has today presented the report of its inquiry into adult literacy and its importance, which recommends an Australian national language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy …

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Development of Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Digital Literacies Framework and Guide

The Department of Home Affairs is pleased to announce an initiative to support the development of digital literacies in the AMEP. The Adult EAL sector is well positioned to equip adult language learners with digital literacies required for settlement and finding employment, however research and feedback indicates that institutions and teachers are often uncertain about …

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How many English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Learners are there in Australian Schools?

How many English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Learners are there in Australian Schools? Data collated and presented by Michael Michell – Immediate Past President, Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA)  There is no national requirement for state and territory education systems to report publically on the cohort of students learning English as …

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ACTA President’s Report for 2021

At the 2021 ACTA Annual General Meeting on 15 April, Margaret Corrigan was re-elected as ACTA President, starting her second term. Margaret delivered her President’s Report for 2020-21, highlighting ACTA’s activities and achievements for the past 12 months. Read the report here: 2021 AGM President’s Report – Margaret Corrigan Find out who the other ACTA …

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ACTA’s 2021 Annual General Meeting

ACTA is holding its 2021 annual general meeting on Thursday 15 April, 7pm. Please contact the ACTA secretary if you wish to participate:  ACTA is the national coordinating body for all associations of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) across Australia. Membership of ACTA comes automatically through membership of one of its …

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“Listening to AMEP Teachers” – a forum with Alison Larkins, Commonwealth Coordinator-General for Migrant Services

March 10 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT A follow on event from the ACTA Forum on The Future of the AMEP (11th Nov. 2020) The Department of Home Affairs has provided answers to the questions that arose in the forum. These were collated and summarised under relevant headings by Helen Moore and Jakki …

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