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 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.
TasTESOL is managed by a small committee of volunteers, elected annually at the AGM. The committee meets formally about six times throughout the year.
2023 TasTESOL Committee
AGM minutes and reports from 2017 onwards.
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.