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

Essential English CIA 2023

In response to requests from members, ETAQ is organising a Community of Practice to help with preparation for the Common Internal Assessment on Saturday 18 February 2023. We are excited to announce Lisa Smith, QCAA, will be providing the keynote address which will be live-streamed. If you have some experience with this subject and the...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 18th February 2023
Venue: St Joseph's, Nudgee College
Venue Address: 2199 Sandgate Road, BOONDALL 4034
Phone Enquiries: 0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


March seminar 2023

Our first major event for 2023 will be the March seminar to be held on Saturday 4 March. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” – Albert Einstein We begin 2023’s ‘Seasons of Learning’ program with a (belated) Summer shindig. So much of the recent discour...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Date: Saturday 4th March 2023
Venue: Iona College
Venue Address: 85 North Road, LINDUM
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Cairns High Spectacular

Catherine Hicks will deliver a presentation on Year 10 literature as an elective. This will be followed by a group of Cairns High School teachers discussing the nuances of the Year 7 curriculum.

Registrations will open in February 2023.

Category: Zoom meeting
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 18th March 2023
Venue: ZOOM


May Masterclass

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Autumn marks a time of transition, and we are set to embark on a critical change across Queensland with the implementation of Australian Curriculum v9.0 over the next few years. This Masterclass will help to set the agenda for this transformati...

Category: Master class
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Date: Saturday 13th May 2023
Venue: To be confirmed


State Conference 2023

State Conference in 2023 will be held on 19 August 2023.

Further details later

Category: State Conference
Start Time: 8:15 AM
Date: Saturday 19th August 2023
Venue: To be confirmed


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