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2022 May- 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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2022 April- 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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2022 March- 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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2021 October -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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2021 June- ACTA President’s Report

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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2021 March- 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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2021 February- “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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2020 November- English for Adult Migrants – Future Directions

RECORDING OF THE WEBINAR & OTHER RESOURCES Wednesday 11th November 2020 Learn about the Commonwealth Government’s vision for English language provision for adult migrants Presenter Alison Larkins was appointed in late 2019 as Commonwealth Coordinator-General for Migrant Services. Her role is to work closely within the Commonwealth and State/Territory governments, industry, and the community sector

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2020 November-The Refugee Experience – Resources for Teachers

RESOURCES FROM THE WEBINAR   ‘Refugees’ describes the situation of people, but it doesn’t define who they are.  Australia has many different refugee communities.  Whether you are looking to learn more about refugees,  you have a friend from that community,  or you are teaching refugees and/or other students,  the wealth of resources on the Refugee

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2020 October- AMEP Advisory Committee

ACTA is delighted that the Department of Home Affairs has set up an AMEP Advisory Committee in line with one of the recommendations of the 2019 Social Compass AMEP Evaluation. The Committee is chaired by Alison Larkins, who was appointed in late 2019 as the Commonwealth Coordinator-General for Migrant Services. For the official announcement, including

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