About us

Who is ETAQ?

The English Teachers Association of Queensland Inc (ETAQ) is a professional association dedicated to providing support and advocacy for teachers of English in Queensland secondary and middle schools.

Since 1967, we've been enhancing the professional status of English teachers, organising activities and exchanging ideas. Today we have almost 500 members including individuals such as teachers, teacher educators and others interested in the teaching of English, and schools with corporate membership.

Affiliated with the national English teacher body, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE), ETAQ represents around 3000 teachers, pre-service teachers and teacher educators in Queensland.

Our mission

To provide professional support and advocacy for English teachers in Queensland schools.

What we do

ETAQ offers professional development activities (both face-to-face and virtual) including seminars, conferences, forums and webinars. This provides networking opportunities for English teachers across the state and encourages professional sharing about English teaching.

Through our publications, email bulletins, website and social media platforms we circulate ideas, provide information and allow members to connect and discuss issues of relevance.

We advocate for our members on state and national curriculum bodies and to other relevant government organisations. We express views on behalf of our members in public debates about education in general and English teaching in particular. Queensland English teachers are well represented at AATE and we contribute to the running of that body.

Selected ETAQ members can receive funding to assist them to participate in state and national conferences. We also recognise outstanding English teachers and honour them with Life Membership and special awards including the Botsman Award.

How do I get involved?

Rules

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Upcoming Events

Mythbusting: what exactly do English teachers look for?

Townsville branch will conduct an interactive workshop on Saturday 22 July, 2017, facilitated by Grace Loyden, Head of English, Townsville Grammar School. The topic is Mythbusting: what exactly do English teachers look for when marking an analytical exposition? For further information download the flyer.  RSVP to Heather...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 22nd July 2017
Venue:   Townsville Grammar School


50th Anniversary Social Events

Pre-conference birthday celebration will be held on Friday 18th August from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Marion Centre (roof top) of Lourdes Hill College. Drinks and finger food will be served. On this occasion, we will honour all those illustrious teachers who have been awarded a Peter Botsman Award. Later Nick Earls will entertain us...

Category:   Professional Development
Start Time:   5:30 PM
Date:   Friday 18th August 2017
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Annual State Conference - 2017

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF ETAQ Annual State Conference will be held on Saturday 19 August, 2017 at Lourdes Hill College. Keynote speakers are Larissa McLean- Davies, University of Melbourne,  and Markus Zusak.  Dates to remember FRIDAY 14 JULY - EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES Sunday 6 August Last day to buy tickets...

Category:   State Conference
Start Time:   8:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 19th August 2017
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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English Educator of the week

Rachael Christopherson
Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Number of years teaching:
25.  12 years at BGGS

Where else have you taught?
St Edmund's College, Ipswich (all boys)
Mt Alvernia College, Kedron (all girls)
Downlands College, Toowoomba (co-ed boarding with Ag Studies programme)

 

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PO Box 3375, STAFFORD,
Queensland, Australia, 4053
(07) 3284 3718
ABN: 17 689 278 512

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