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

Click here to download our Rules

Upcoming Events

Masterclass - Unit 4

This event will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the syllabus for semester 4 in detail. English and Literature will be offered on Day One; English will be repeated on DayTwo together with EALD and Essential English. Participants may register for one day or both. Program will be available on Thursday 13 September. R...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 20th October 2018
Venue:   QUT, Kelvin Grove
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


From the Physical to the Intellectual

Kathleen Macdonald is presenting From the Physical to the Intellectual on Saturday 20th October, 2018 at Ryan Catholic College from 9:00 to 11:30am. This will be an extended version of the workshop Kathleen is presenting at the State Conference on 18 August. All the details are available here.   ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 20th October 2018
Venue:   Ryan Catholic College
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Beginning Teachers Day

The Beginning Teachers Day this year will be held on Saturday 27 October at University of South Queensland (USQ) Springfield campus. The Date Claimer and Call for Presenters is available now. This day is designed to meet the needs of pre-service teachers, those in their first five years of teaching and more experienced teachers who ar...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 27th October 2018
Venue:   Springfield Campus of USQ
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Townsville Breakfast Book Club

Grace Loyden is organising a series of Breakfast Book Clubs starting at 9:00 am on: Sunday 11 February - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Sunday 21 April - The White Earth by Andrew McGahan Sunday 5 August - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood Sunday 28 October - We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 28th October 2018
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Venue:   Jam Corner Restaurant


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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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