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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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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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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: Recent submission to QITE Review

MEDIA RELEASE – 17 AUGUST, 2021 TEACHER EDUCATION FAILS MORE THAN HALF A MILLION ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS Teacher education is failing to respond to the widespread linguistic diversity of Australian schools, according to the recent submission to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment Quality Initial Teacher Education Review by the Australian …

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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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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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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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