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.

 

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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.

2022 TasTESOL Committee

President

Maree-rose Jones

Trinity College London, Exams Representative

Treasurer

Cristy Walker

Education Manager, TasTAFE

Secretary

Michelle Tadros

EAL/D teacher at Glenorchy Primary School

ACTA Councillor

Vicki Walker

EAL/D teacher, TasTAFE

General committee member

Gillian Edminson

EAL/D teacher at TasATAFE

General committee member

Mairin Hennebry-Leung

University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education

General committee member

Vicki Walker

EAL/D teacher, TasTAFE

General committee member

Vacant

TasTESOL ADMIN RECORDS

2017 AGM Minutes & Reports

2018 AGM Minutes & Reports

2019 AGM Minutes & Reports

2020 AGM Minutes

2021 AGM Minutes

2022 AGM Minutes & 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 affiliated associations.

 

OUR CONSTITUTION

 

OUR HISTORY