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Ongoing Opportunity: Foundation for Learning and Literature Symposium 2022

In 2022, the Foundation for Learning and Literacy will convene a symposium featuring organisations whose primary work is with children and young people, literacy and drama. The 2022 Literature Symposium will involve a series of free online presentations from a range of organisations, the details of which can be found here. We are excited to announce …

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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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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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Historic Reforms to the Adult Migrant English Program

For decades, ACTA and other advocacy groups have argued against the limits on adult migrants’ access to the AMEP because of the eligibility requirements that were instituted in the 1992 Immigration Education Act. On Friday 28th August, 2020, Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge announced major reforms to the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). The reforms …

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Letter to the Immigration Minister regarding the future of the AMEP

ACTA President, Margaret Corrigan, has written to Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge about the implications for the AMEP of the suspension of immigration for the foreseeable future. The letter recommends lifting existing AMEP eligibility requirements in order to address the backlog of unmet English language learning needs in the Australian community. Download from the link …

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Meet our new ACTA President for 2020

At the ACTA Annual General Meeting in April 2020, ACTA Councillors elected Margaret Corrigan as the new ACTA President. Margaret is Vice President of VicTESOL and is CEO of Carringbush Adult Education, a not-for-profit training provider delivering a range of EAL and work readiness programs in Melbourne’s Richmond and Collingwood. She is a fellow of …

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ACTA President’s Report for 2020

After 5 years as ACTA President, Michael Michell stepped down at the AGM this year.   Michael delivered his final President’s Report for 2019-20, highlighting ACTA’s activities and achievements for the past 12 months, and reflecting on his time as President and his thoughts on the future.   Read the report here: 2020 AGM President’s …

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ACTA International Conference rescheduled to 2021

Due to COVID-19 uncertainty, the ACTA International Conference has been rescheduled to 2021. QATESOL will host the next ACTA Conference in Brisbane from 28 – 30 September 2021. The Conference theme is: Pushing the Boundaries. Conference website: actaconference.com And follow the Conference Facebook page to get updates leading up to the Conference: facebook.com/ACTAConference  

ACTA International Conference 2020 – Call for Presentations & Registrations now open

Registration is now open for the future-oriented seventh biennial ACTA Conference, Pushing the Boundaries, being held in Brisbane from 29th September – 2nd October, in the heart of Brisbane at the Hilton Hotel. Conference presentations will focus on the theme, Pushing the Boundaries, and speakers will highlight innovations in the theory and practice of teaching …

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ACTA submission on the Indigenous Evaluation Strategy – September 2019

ACTA has made a comprehensive submission to the Productivity Commission’s Indigenous Evaluation Strategy based on widespread consultation with our networks across Australia. Read the ACTA submission and find a link to the strategy and other submissions on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education page.

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