About us

TasTESOL is Tasmania’s professional association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

WHAT WE DO

Our primary goal is to support EAL/D teachers in developing their students’ English language skills and knowledge, through:

  • Providing professional development opportunities for EAL/D teachers, including forums and conferences.
  • Providing opportunities for EAL/D teachers to meet socially and network in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
  • Providing members with access to current research, resources and opinions on English language matters.
  • Giving members a voice on national and international issues.

Note: In Australia, the term EAL/D (English as Another Language or Dialect) is now used more widely than the previous label ESL (English as a Second Language).

TasTESOL is affiliated with similar state and territory associations, and our national umbrella organisation is the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA). See below for a list of affiliated organisations.

OUR MEMBERS

Our members are teachers, volunteer tutors, administrators, trainee teachers and education students, policy makers or other related practitioners with an interest in languages, literacy and/or intercultural issues.

 

BECOME A MEMBER

 

OUR COMMITTEE

TasTESOL is managed by a small committee of volunteers, elected annually at the AGM. The committee meets formally about six times throughout the year.

2018 TasTESOL Committee

President

Marlene Chesney

Retired EAL/D & Maths teacher

Treasurer

Daniela Dadswell

EAL/D, LOTE (German) teacher at Elizabeth College, Hobart

Secretary

Bill McCann

Retired EAL/D teacher & CELTA teacher-trainer, Hobart

ACTA Councillor

Iryna Dwyer

Migrant EAL/D teacher at MAX Solutions, Launceston

ACTA Councillor
back-up

Dr Maree-rose Jones

Trinity College London Exams Representative,
Hobart

General committee member

Ruth Baily

EAL/D teacher, Blackmans Bay Primary School

General committee member

Kylie Engisch

EAL/D Education Officer at Catholic Education Tasmania

General committee member

Helen Parry

EAL/D teacher at Elizabeth College, Hobart

TasTESOL ADMIN RECORDS

Read TasTESOL AGM and Committee Meeting minutes and reports.

 

AFFILIATIONS

TasTESOL is one of the eight state and territory TESOL associations across Australia, coordinated nationally by the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA).

Because of shared professional interests, links to other related not-for-profit organisations are also listed here.

View contact details and links for all affiliated associations.

 

OUR CONSTITUTION

 

OUR HISTORY