Annual State Conference, 2016

The Annual State Conference will be held on Saturday 13th August, 2016 at Lourdes Hill College, 86 Hawthorne Road, HAWTHORNE.

LATE NEWS!

Unfortunately, we have to cancel Workshop 2K "Read, read, read: building stamina and skills for reading". If you had selected this workshop as your first preference in session 2, you will be automatically allocated to your second preference.

The theme of this year's conference is Seeing the World Anew: English Teaching and Learning in Changing times.

Keynote addresses will be presented by Professor Wayne Sawyer, Western Sydney University and Professor Garry Crew, Sunshine Coast University. 

Professor Crew's topic is Reading the Invisible Visual.

The program is available for download now. Registration and workshop selection forms are on pages 20 and 21 of the program and are also available separately.

Registration fees are:

Personal member        $143

Presenter                      $44

First registrant on Corporate membership   $143

Other registrants on Corporate membership   $154

F/T Student and retiree   $66

Non-member                $190

Drink and nibbles on the balcony from 5pm - 6pm   $15 per person. Everyone who is coming for drinks should register. The drinks are not included in the registration fee.

The Jim Buckley Memorial Scholarship is offered each year in recognition of Jim's outstanding contribution to ETAQ over 20 years as Treasurer and Administration Officer. This scholarship is offered to  country and regional  members to assist them  to attend. It provides complimentary registration and $200 towards travel and/or accommodation. Applications to Fiona Laing flain1@eq.edu.au by Sunday 17 July. A metropolitan student studying English education may be offered complimentary registration.  In all cases, preference will be given to personal members of ETAQ.

Submissions are called from people willing to share their professional work with participants via presentations/workshops. The Date Claimer and Call for Presenters which gives the details is now available. Submissions would be appreciated by Friday 10 June, 2016

Venue: Lourdes Hill School
Venue Address: 86 Hawthorne Ave, HAWTHORNE
Starting: 8:15 AM
Saturday 13th August 2016
Ending: 6:00 PM
Email Enquiries: adminofficer@etaq.org.au

Upcoming Events

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Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   3:15 PM
Date:   Wednesday 26th February 2020
Venue:   St Ursula's - Toowoomba
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


March Seminar 2020: Diving Deep into Story

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Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   8:10 AM
Date:   Saturday 21st March 2020
Venue:   Brisbane Grammar School
Venue Address:   Corner Gregory Terrace andCollege Road
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


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ETAQ will present a session on how to write an 'analytical essay' on Tuesday 28 April, at Aquinas College, Edmund Rice Drive, ASHMORE. In 2020, students will be required to write an 'analytical essay' in the external exam for General English. However, the term 'essay' is not used consistently across subject areas a...

Category:   Professional Development
Start Time:   3:15 PM
Date:   Tuesday 28th April 2020
Venue:   Aquinas College
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Tony Hytch presents

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Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 2nd May 2020
Venue:   Pimlico High School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Early Career Conference 2020: Diving Deep into Teaching

This event for teachers in their first firve years of teaching and those who are new to the teaching of English will submerge you in a new, colourful, and enchanting world where you can engage with your peers. it is also a 'not to be missed' event for preservice teachers.  For those who are interested in offering a presentati...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 9th May 2020
Venue:   To be confirmed


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