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April 2021

Teaching genre using Functional Grammar

April 28 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20 65 tickets left

Anh Phan, Laurence Guttmann, Marko Jakic, & Mina Sellton (Western English Language School) Online Webinar Wednesday April 28, 4-5:30 pm This session will model a systematic and explicit pedagogical approach to teaching genre using functional grammar, the teaching and learning cycle and backward design. Through a persuasive genre, we will demonstrate the powerful ways in which this approach apprentices students towards mastering this complex genre by building within them the metalinguistic capacity to make informed and purposeful grammatical choice to…

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May 2021

Supporting EAL students in Inquiry-based Learning

May 5 from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Online Webinar
Free – $10 57 tickets left

April Edwards & Michelle Andrews Wednesday 5 May, 3:45-4:45pm Online Event (Free event for members!) Once upon a time, a good learner was one who could just recall and repeat knowledge. However, in contemporary education we expect learners to do so much more – to locate, evaluate, articulate and create information individually or collaboratively. Reflecting this, Inquiry-based Learning (IBL) has become a popular pedagogical approach in Australian schools. Yet IBL presents unique challenges for EAL/D learners due to the complex…

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Motivating Learners in the Language Classroom

May 19 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20 81 tickets left

Mairin Hennebry-Leung & Xuesong (Andy) Gao Wednesday 19 May, 4-5:30 pm (AEST) Online Webinar As most language teachers know, motivation is a vital component of effective language learning. Without it, teachers’ careful planning and creative ideas can quickly be undermined. The research supports this view and finds that motivation can predict anything up to 33% of language learning success. Yet, there is still much we need to understand about motivation in the language classroom. In this talk, we will share…

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June 2021

Online Resourcing and Networking session for pre-service and early-career teachers of EAL students

June 3 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free – $10 98 tickets left

Thursday 3 June, 2021, 4-5pm Online Event - presentation and conversation rooms Join us for an hour of resourcing and networking! This is an opportunity to share practice with teachers from other schools and institutions. Share your tips and get advice from others who are at a similar stage of their careers. A big part of this session will be EAL resource sharing and Jennifer Peck from the Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) will present on LMERC's online…

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September 2021

*New Date* ACTA International Conference – Pushing the Boundaries

September 28 - September 30
Hilton Hotel, Brisbane Queensland Australia

CHANGE OF DATE: Due to COVID-19 uncertainty, the ACTA International Conference has been rescheduled to 2021. Registration is now open for the future-oriented seventh biennial ACTA Conference, Pushing the Boundaries, being held in Brisbane from 28th – 30th September 2021, in the heart of Brisbane at the Hilton Hotel. Conference presentations will focus on the theme, Pushing the Boundaries, and speakers will highlight innovations in the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages in Australia and globally. The conference…

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