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Proposed Australian Citizenship Legislation including a new compulsory English Test

July 14, 2017

Proposed Australian Citizenship Legislation including a new compulsory English Test. A Senate Inquiry is open till 21 st July. Members wanting to make submissions to the Inquiry are urged to refer to ACTA Media and News for ACTA position statements, meida releases and for further information. BACKGROUND ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST FOR CITIZENSHIP.pdf

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ATESOLNT Members login in to view and download articles and presentations

February 3, 2017

  Now available in the members area of ATESOLNT’s website:  The put it in writing workshop PowerPoint: The critical conversations about text – Joint construction   as presented at the ATESOLNT workshop, CDU 24th September 2016 by Joanne Rossbridge & Kathy Rushton    Members, make sure you log-in to the ATESOLNT website using your username and password. Once you…

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Cummins’ 2015 Literacy engagement framework

November 29, 2016

Literacy engagement framework Cummins_2015.pdf Cummins (2015) presents a synthesis of second language acquisition research findings in the form of a literacy engagement framework. The literacy engagement framework provides educators and policymakers with a framework to develop school-based language and literacy policies built on the understanding that “linguistically diverse students will engage actively with literacy only to…

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Effective literacy and English language instruction for ELLs

November 29, 2016

IES_Effective Literacy and English language instruction for ELL in the elementary years.pdf The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) have produced a range of ‘practice guides’. The aim of these practice guides is to provide educators with a summary of the research evidence and ‘actionable’ recommendations, so that teachers can implement a coherent evidenced-based teaching program. The IES…

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Research to guide effective English Language Development Instruction

November 29, 2016

Research to guide English language development instruction Saunders and Goldenberg.pdf This chapter by Saunders and Goodman summarises the existing research for teaching English to speakers of other languages in an effort to identify ‘research-based’ approaches. The chapter highlights the ‘scarcity’ of data for second language acquisition of English by school aged learners. From the available research evidence the authors…

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Put it in Writing Workshop

November 17, 2016

The critical conversations about text – Joint construction! This workshop was well attended by 27 participants: educators from remote schools, urban and regional schools teaching all ages and in bilingual schools and English instruction schools Kathy Rushton and Joanne Rossbridge presented an engaging and informative workshop Saturday 24 September 2016 at Charles Darwin University. Learning Intentions of…

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Videos from the Symposium Kids Creoles and Classrooms

November 5, 2014

The Symposium Kids, Creoles and Classrooms was co-convened by the NT ATESOL, the CRC-Remote Economic Participation – Remote Education Systems Project, Charles Darwin University and The University of Melbourne. The Northern Territory Department of Education and Catholic Education NT also contributed. The two day professional learning and networking event took place 7-8th April, 2014 at…

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Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education, Lessons Learned from a Decade of Research and Practice

October 28, 2014

Hello ATESOL NT Members, I’ve received a copy of a great resource titled “Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education, Lessons Learned from a Decade of Research and Practice”. The resource is a colourful brochure that answers the questions raised at the 4th International Conference on Language and Education. It includes quotes from Jim Cummins, Prof Jo-Lo Bianco,…

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Symposium photos – Kids Creoles Classrooms

August 13, 2014

Photos  of  some of our keynote speakers at the symposium in April in Darwin 2014 Left to right – Katie, Melanie, Patsy & baby Mia, Rod Gardner, Griffith University and Samantha Disbray, Charles Darwin University                                        …

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THE PENNY MCKAY MEMORIAL AWARD

May 27, 2014

The Award is for an outstanding doctoral thesis which benefits the teaching and learning of second/additional languages in Australian schools, including Indigenous languages, community languages, foreign languages, Standard Australian English as an additional language or variety, and English as a foreign language. The winner will present at the 2021 ACTA Conference in Brisbane and the…

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