English Matters 2014

is the Newsletter of ETAQ Inc. It is usually published 6 times a year and contains items of interest to all English  teachers.    

Newsletter No 1/14 contains the following topics: Australia Day honour for Paul Sherman, Renewal of membership, new website, Review of the Australian Curriculum, 2014 AATE/ALEA national conference in Darwin, Assistance to attend the national conference, Brisbane March seminar, AGM, Literary and Digital Story competitions, AATE 50th jubilee, English and related educational matters in the media, Brisbane PD dates for 2014, and Branch news

Newsletter no 2/14 contains the following topics: renewal of membership, Annual General Meeeting, Paul Sherman appointed a Life Member, Research survey re English teacher knowledge about language, new website, review of the Australian Curriculum, 2014 AATE/ALEA national conference in Darwin, assistance to attend the national conference, AATE 50th jubilee, English (& related educational matters) in the media, Brisbane PD dates for 2014

Newsletter no 3/14 contains the following topics: All things visual, grammar refresher, from the president, members' profit sponsor memberships, digital story competition, beginning teachers day sponsorship, Garry's letters.

Newsletter no 4/14contains the following topics: Reading Australia Resources, seminar 2 feedback including access to Google Hang-Out videos, branch news Cairns and Toowoomba, TESS network for ESL teachers

Newsletter no 5/14 contains the following topics: Events in October, State Conference report, AEF review, branch news from Toowoomba and Townsville, new Hamlet film for schools and Digital Story competition.

Newsletter no 6/14 contains the following topics: Literary Excellence, English Communication forum, Literary Breakfast, branch news, and a literary competition story.

Upcoming Events

Teacher event - external assessment

The second series of pre-external examination events will be held for teachers on Saturday 7 August as a face-to-face event and online. Recorded materials will remain available to all participants online until the examination week in October. The program for the morning will address: Learnings to date: messages from QCAA, Adv...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 7th August 2021
Venue: St Laurence's College
Phone Enquiries: 0455464000
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Darling Downs Branch presents

The Darling Downs Branch will present Everything about the external exam on Wednesday 11 August from 3:30 to 5:30pm.  Join us for an afternoon to reconnect with English colleagues, engage in discussion and explore ideas on how to prepare students for the external exam.
The afternoon will commence with Kathleen Hannant, Head of Engl...

Category: Workshop
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Date: Wednesday 11th August 2021
Venue: Toowoomba SHS
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au
venue information: Venue is Toowoomba State High School Performing Arts Centre
   Enter via Stuart Street Parking halfway up driveway on left
   PAC is also on the left next to the car park.


Grammar PD term 3

To assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the Australia Curriculum: English (AC:E), a further session will be held on Saturday 28 August at a venue (to be announced) in the metropolitan area.  Download the flyer for further details. If your school is inter...

Category: Workshop
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 28th August 2021
Venue: TBA
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Student event - external assessment

Flexible modes  of delivery will allow you and your students to engage with the materials at a time that suits you.  Once again this event will be fully online to cater for all members and their students. This year the materials will come to you live in the afternoon of  Wednesday 8 September and again in the morning of Saturda...

Category: Student (and teacher) Event
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Date: Wednesday 8th September 2021
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Online
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Pre-service teachers present

Townsville branch will present EMBEDDING INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES IN AUSTRALIAN SHORT STORY UNIT. by a group of pre-service teachers on Saturday 16 October 2021 from 9 am till 11 am.

See the flyer for more details. Registrations will open on 1st September.

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 16th October 2021
Venue: Online
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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