The peak body for TESOL in Australia
Who we are
ACTA, the Australian Council of TESOL Associations, is the national coordinating body for all associations of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) across Australia.
- to represent and support the interests of teachers of English to speakers of other languages and dialects and their students
- to ensure access to appropriate English language instruction for speakers of other languages and dialects
- to encourage implementation and delivery of quality professional programs at all levels
- to promote study, research and development of TESOL at local, regional, national and international levels.
Membership of ACTA comes automatically through membership of one of its constituent associations.
ACTA is made up of councillors from each state and territory association (see below). To see a list of ACTA's councillors (and a point of contact for each one) please go to the Contact us page.
|Manuka ACT 2603
|Leichhardt NSW 2040
|Darwin NT, 0801
|Toowong Qld 4066
|Hindmarsh SA 5007
|Hobart Tas 7004
|Carlton Vic 3053
|Perth WA 6000
ACTA's Constitution was amended at a Special General Meeting of the Council in March 2013 and was lodged with the Office of Regulatory Services, ACT in May 2013.
Council Meetings for 2024
|Council Meeting Dates
|Thursday 8 February
|Thursday 21 March
|Thursday 16 May
|Thursday 15 August
|Thursday 21 November
Note: ACTA Council minutes are available to members. Contact the ACTA Secretary
2024 Annual General Meeting
|Annual General Meeting Date
|Thursday 21 March
Note: Please contact the ACTA secretary if you wish to participate.
Only TESOL association councillors or their designated proxies are entitled to vote at the AGM. Individual members of member associations may observe, put motions or comment at ACTA meetings, but only Councillors may vote.
Each year at the Annual General Meeting, the ACTA President reports on ACTA activities and achievements for the previous 12 months.