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Professional Learning


ATESOL NT will be offering more online workshops during the year.

We ensure that our workshops include  EAL/D theory, practical strategies and time for professional discussion, all of which are important for teachers new to the EAL/D Specialist field as many are in the NT.

Registration details for all workshops when advertised:   admin@atesolnt.org.au (Name, school, role)

Our workshops are free for members, $50 for non-members (includes ATESOL NT membership for the year.)

Please, let us know your professional needs and good ideas for EAL/D teaching?

Do you have an idea for professional learning event you would like to share with us?

For more information, to give us good ideas or for PD support/requests, please email: admin@atesolnt.org.au

Professional Learning May 24th with Dr. Denise Angelo

In May 24th 2023, Dr. Denise Angelo presented a PL for teachers in remote, regional and urban contexts to better understand the rich, diverse language backgrounds of their First Nations EAL/D students. Participants were asked to consider which kinds of languages children are speaking as their L1 (first language). The repertoire of languages that students bring with them to the classroom have ramifications for their language learning pathways and for teaching choices. The workshop discussed the importance of recognising and responding in the classroom to Aboriginal students’ L1 and other Aboriginal languages, as well as their English language learning needs.

The NT Festival of Teaching.

The Festival of Teaching (FoT) is a biennial conference for NT teachers of all learning areas.

We look forward to the 2023 Festival and hope to both include, and provide for, our members’ professional needs as part of this program.

A glimpse of the 2021 Festival is available here.


TESOL in Context is The Australian Council of TESOL Associations’ regular online publication to support teachers of EAL/D learners across all sectors and domains. You will find a rich resource in the previous copies available on this site as well.

In the members area of our website we have reference materials such as journal articles, PowerPoint presentations and videos that will inform teachers about ‘best practice’ when teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Previous Professional Development Highlights:


ATESOL NT  hosted Professional Learning Workshops on-line throughout the year.

Videos of these workshops are available here.

Our 2017 Symposium: EAL/D in the NT: Research into Practice – What a wonderful and informative event it was!

Kathy Rushton and Joanne Rossbridge’s PowerPoint presentation that they presented at ATESOLNT’s 2016 ‘Put it in Writing’ workshop has been uploaded in the members area.

Also Remember this?

Kids, Creoles and Classrooms Symposium – April 7 and 8, 2014

To view the videos of the KEYNOTES and the speakers go to the Member’s section and click ‘Videos’.

Trish Chisholm

Trish Chisholm

The Panel (some of them)

The Panel (some of them)

Annette Patrick

Annette Patrick

Courtney Farley & Denise Angelo

Courtney Farley & Denise Angelo