VicTESOL is a professional association committed to promoting excellence in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and fostering and supporting cultural and linguistic diversity through high quality multicultural education. VicTESOL provides support and services to generalist, content, trade and EAL (ESL) specialist teachers across sectors including:
|Adult & community education||AMEP||Industry settings|
VicTESOL aims to support teachers and students by developing and disseminating information that advances knowledge of what constitutes best-practice in education to students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
VicTESOL constantly advocates on behalf of EAL students and their teachers and keeps members informed of state and national initiatives and issues as they emerge, according to the association’s prescribed policy.
VicTESOL hopes to contribute to the development of educational policy that impacts support for EAL students and teachers. The distinctive educational needs of these students can be overlooked by policy makers and VicTESOL members actively participate in consultative workshops convened by state and national authorities to ensure that these students are well represented.
VicTESOL supports research into issues and practices that influence the educational outcomes and/or language learning trajectories of ESL learners across all educational sectors.
VicTESOL Association Officer
victesol [at] victesol.vic.edu.au
VicTESOL Professional Learning Co-ordinator
plcoordinator [at] victesol.vic.edu.au
ABN # 21 237 277 032
Inc # A0024290V
VicTESOL does not currently have a mail address.
VicTESOL is an incorporated association. View the Constitution of VicTESOL below:
CONSTITUTION OF VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION OF TESOL AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION INC.
At our AGM on the 9th of December, 2021 the following people were elected to VicTESOL Executive and Committee positions:
Executive Committee Members
Angela Di Sciascio
General Committee Members
|Manjit Bhamral||Simone Cassidy||Mollie Daphne||April Edwards|
|Amelia Gedye||Joanne Goodman||Rebekah Jones||Shem Macdonald|
2023 Committee Meeting Dates
- Thursday 16th February – 5:30pm online
- Thursday 18th May – 5:30pm in person
- Thursday 3rd August – 5:30pm online
- Thursday 19th October – 5:30pm online
2023 Annual General Meeting Date
- Monday 4th December
2022 & 2023 VicTESOL members are able to access the 2021 VicTESOL AGM Draft Minutes by logging on to the VicTESOL website and clicking here.
Members are welcome to attend any of the meetings. Please contact victesol [at] victesol.vic.edu.au for details.
If members wish to raise any matters for discussion at Committee meetings, please contact the VicTESOL office:
victesol [at] victesol.vic.edu.au.
Executive Committee Contacts
If you need to contact the executive members directly
- president [at] victesol.vic.edu.au
- vicepresident [at] victesol.vic.edu.au
- treasurer [at] victesol.vic.edu.au
- secretary [at] victesol.vic.edu.au
TESOL in Context
ACTA publishes, TESOL in Context, one of only two current Australian journals devoted to issues related to TESOL.
Past issues of the journal are now openly available.
- Volume 1 Issue 1 (1990) – Volume 26 Issue 1 (2017) are available on Informit.
- Volume 27 Issue 1 (2018) and onwards are available in the Archives and on Informit.
Submissions for articles for future issues are welcome, click here for more information.
Australian Council of TESOL Associations
Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) is the national coordinating body representing all Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. It aims to promote and strengthen English whilst supporting people’s linguistic and cultural heritage. ACTA’s objectives are to:
- Represent and support the interests of teachers of English to speakers of other languages and dialects and their students
- Ensure access to appropriate English language instruction to speakers of other languages and dialects
- Encourage the implementation and delivery of quality professional development programs
- Promote the study, research and development of TESOL at state, national and international levels. To this end, in even-numbered years, ACTA convenes an international conference.
The ACTA Council comprises representatives from each of the eight Australian states and territories. VicTESOL is currently eligible to have 3 representatives on this council. Quarterly meetings are convened by teleconference with ongoing work conducted through working groups that communicate via email.
Department of Education
VicTESOL would like to thank the Department of Education Strategic Partnerships Program for supporting VicTESOL.
VicTESOL would also like to acknowledge the generous support of the Victorian Department of Education through the Common Funding Agreement (CFA).