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2023 December- Indigenous EAL/D Consultancy Group Meeting: Closing the Gap

In their most recent meeting (14 November), the Indigenous EAL/D Consultancy Group met with Pauline Halchuk, Director of the Indigenous Language Policy Taskforce in the Australian Government Office of the Arts. Pauline spoke briefly on her role, particularly in relation to her work on Closing the Gap Outcome 16: “ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

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2023 August- ACTA Research Grant

ACTA is pleased to announce details of the 2023 Research Grant and encourages submissions. ACTA, the Australian Council of TESOL Associations, is the national peak professional body for all associations of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other languages (TESOL) across Australia. ACTA’s Objectives are: to represent and support the interests of teachers of English

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2023 February-Reaccreditation of the (adult) EAL Framework curriculum

The (adult) EAL Framework curriculum will be reaccredited from 1 January 2024, and a Committee has been put together to support the reaccreditation process. The Committee is currently seeking feedback on the draft units for:- – Certificate II in EAL (Employment) – Certificate III in EAL(Employment) – Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional) For further information,

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2022 July -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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2022 August- 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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2022 May- 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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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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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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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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