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ACTA submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into The Importance of Adult Literacy

ACTA has made a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into The Importance of Adult Literacy. To see/download this and other submissions, please go to: Submissions – Parliament of Australia (aph.gov.au) ACTA’s is Submission number 85. To find out more about the Inquiry, visit the Inquiry home page and its Terms of Reference 

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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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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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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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Briefing Paper on the AMEP for meeting with Migrant Services Coordinator General

Following ACTA President Margaret Corrigan’s letter to the Acting Immigration Minister, the Hon. Alan Tudge, she and the ACTA Vice-President (Helen Moore) have been invited to a (online) meeting on 21 July 2020 with Ms Alison Larkins, Coordinator-General for Migrant Services in the Department of Home Affairs (21 July, 2020). More details and the link …

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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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