About VicTESOL

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:

Kindergartens
TAFEELICOS centres
SchoolsSEEUniversities
Adult & community educationAMEPIndustry 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.

Contact VicTESOL

VicTESOL Association Officer
Carly Minett
victesol [at] victesol.vic.edu.au

VicTESOL Professional Learning Co-ordinator
David Kezilas
plcoordinator [at] victesol.vic.edu.au

VicTESOL Information

ABN # 21 237 277 032

Inc # A0024290V

VicTESOL does not currently have a mail address.

VicTESOL Constitution

VicTESOL is an incorporated association. To download our constitution please click here.

VicTESOL Committee

At our AGM on the 6th of December, 2018 the following people were elected to VicTESOL Executive and Committee positions:

Executive Committee Members

President

Shem Macdonald

Vice-President

Margaret Corrigan

Treasurer

Mark Melican

Secretary

Anne Keary

General Committee Members

Michelle Andrews

Clare Blackman
Yan Yao Choong

Robert Colla

April Edwards

Joanne Goodman
Debra Icely
Lini Kane
Evangelia Kontos
Julia Lippold

Penny Newton
Rebecca RobinsonJessie Sambell
Yvette Slaughter

2019 Committee Meeting Dates

  • Thursday 14 Feb
  • Thursday 9 May
  • Thursday 18 July
  • Thursday 17 October
  • Thursday 5 December (AGM)

Member Input

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

Affiliations

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. 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.

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