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
- Ensure access to English language instruction to speakers of other languages
- 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.
ACTA publishes a refereed TESOL journal:
Subscription to this journal is included as part of VicTESOL membership.
TESOL in Context
Special Edition S3 (November 2012) - online
ACTA International TESOL Conference 2014VicTESOL will host the conference in October 2014 in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf. More details coming soon.
ACTA International TESOL Conference “TESOL as a Global Trade – Ethics, Equity and Ecology" 3rd to 5th July 2012 and Pronunciation Symposium - 2nd July 2012.