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Research into Practice Conversations Project

The Australian Council  of TESOL Associations has collaborated with the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association, the Primary English Teachers Association Australia, and the Foundation for Learning and Literacy  to bring our combined membership, friends, and broader audiences this series of videos that create a space for professional conversations between teachers, school leaders and researchers. Each video …

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Consultation on Reforms to the AMEP – June 2021

The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is inviting public feedback on their proposed Reform of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). DHA are holding forums for EAL teachers on 16-17 June and ACTA are holding briefing meetings on 7 and 9 June to prepare teachers for these forums and to encourage participation in forums …

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ACTA President’s Report for 2021

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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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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