Welcome to ATESOL ACT

ATESOL ACT is the Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages in the Australian Capital Territory. Our members work within a range of contexts including school education, adult new arrivals programs, ELICOS, tertiary studies and research programs.


We aim to support all teachers and learners of English as an additional language within the ACT. We offer workshops and seminars which cater for all professionals working in the TESOL field and welcome mainstream teachers with EAL/D students.


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Applications for this year’s Penny McKay Award now open

Applications for this year’s Penny McKay Award are now open and will close on 31 October, 2023.

AMEP outcomes-based payment will not proceed

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that it will not be proceeding with the proposed outcomes-based payment system. The announcement was made in November 2022 in the context of a request for feedback on future settings for the AMEP.

AMEP launches new on-line resources

A suite of newly developed resources funded by the Department of Home Affairs and aligned to the EAL Framework.


Find out about ACTA, our national Council: www.tesol.org.au

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Participate in conversations and ideas from EAL/D teachers around Australia: ACTA Adult ESOL Interest Group: Professional Conversations | Facebook

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