NatalieTo prospective and current members, welcome to the WATESOL digital home! We are proud to be offering a range of professional learning events from Western Australia and around the world, products and news updates that can benefit you as a teacher, tutor or mentor to EAL/D students. Please have a look around our website on the links below, and let us know if there’s anything else we can do to assist you in your EAL/D role.

Your 2020 WATESOL committee consists of Kate Simeon (vice president), Melanie Postmus (secretary), Graydon Smith (treasurer), Pippa Beetson (ACTA representative), Sophia Sabatier (Kate Mullin Award) and Mishayla Webber (CAC Rep).

If you would like to get in touch with myself or any committee members, please do so via the Contact Us page, or like us on Facebook.

Natalie Tarr



2020 ACTA Conference  – Call for papers and Early Bird registration

This year the ACTA Conference will be held in Brisbane from 30 September -2  October 2020 . The call for papers and early bird registration to attend the conference is now out. We know you all do amazing work in your own spheres and are sure that our members have pedagogy that could be showcased. To put forward a paper for presentation click here. To register for early bird pricing click here. We look forward to seeing you there.

Year 11 Examination Materials available for download

Members are now able to access Year 11 Written and Practical Examination materials. You need to make sure you are logged in as a member at the bottom of this page and then click this link.

ATAR Mock examination available for download

The written and practical exams are now available for members to download and use. You need to make sure you are logged in as a member and then click the link.

WATESOL is about to tender for writers for the Year 11 and 12 2020 mock examination papers, which will be available for members  later Term 2, 2020.

Good Answers Guide

The new Good Answers Guide will be ready to be purchased in late April 2020. It will contain sample answers for the synthesis and all extended writing questions from the 2019 EAL/D ATAR examination. Previous guides can be purchased here and the new one will be available soon! here.

ACTA Submission to AMEP Evaluation

ACTA has submitted a thorough submission to The Evaluation of the AMEP “new business model”.  The submission highlights that the primary goal of AMEP is to assist adult migrants in learning English. The submission outlines a range of issues identified in aliginging the AMEP with the SEE program and makes a range of recommendations to be implemented.

The full version of the report is available here.

TESOL In Context is now online!

You will no longer be receiving copies of TESOL In Context in the mail. Instead, stay up to date with all the latest academic papers by simply clicking here.

Looking to sign up for an event in WA? Click here.
Looking for news pertaining to ESL and EAL/D in WA? Click here.
Looking for information on advocacy work we’re doing to support ESL and EAL/D in WA? Click here.
Looking for the EaL/D Progress Maps? Click here


Looking for more general information on TESOL in WA ? Click here.
Looking for past or present editions of TESOL in Context? Click here.
Looking for our Quarterly Newsletter? Click here.


Looking to join? Click here.

TESOL Information

Looking for information on studying or working as a TESOL Professional? Click here.
Looking for a new ESL job or volunteer posting overseas? Click here.