Advocacy 2018-2019

ATESOL NSW, in collaboration with the national body ACTA, continues to advocate for professional standards which have been built up over decades. We encourage you to read our current advocacy initiatives:

Teacher Survey: Use of EAL/D funding in schools. ATESOL NSW is conducting a survey to capture teacher feedback on the use of EAL/D funding in schools. The information will be used to support advocacy for EAL/D education in NSW. The information you provide will remain anonymous--your name and details will not be distributed or published. Participants' names will be eligible to enter a competition to receive free ATESOL NSW professional learning for a year. The survey will close in early August 2019. Please click here to have your say.

Rebuilding Capacity: English as an Additional Language and Refugee Education in NSW Public schools - an Agenda for NSW Government 2019-2023. ATESOL NSW, together with the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW and the NSW Migrant and Refugee Working Party, launched the document 'Rebuilding Capacity: English as an Additional Language and Refugee Education in NSW Public schools - an Agenda for NSW Government 2019-2023' at NSW Parliament House on 1 March 2019. The document, which was submitted to the Government and Opposition prior to the NSW State election, outlines a policy agenda for EAL/D education for NSW Government over the next four years through ten key proposals that address long-standing, unresolved, systemic policy issues. You can download the full agenda document here and a summary version here.

ACTA Strategy for Language in Education and Training, 2018. This Strategy has 15 actions, all aimed at addressing the long-standing national policy/program gaps and neglect in the area of language in education and training (EAL/D, Indigenous, language education, AMEP) that ACTA has been advocating for over the last few years. It has been used as the focus for discussions with Government and other parties about their education and training policy commitments. For more information, please visit ACTA's Media Room page. The Strategy can also be directly downloaded here.

ATESOL NSW Newsletter

The ATESOL NSW newsletter is published electronically and sent via email every quarter to members. Current research, advocacy initiatives and teaching strategies are included in the newsletter. If you would like to submit an article or notice for possible inclusion, please email

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