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


Good Answers Guide now available

The new Good Answers Guide is ready to be purchased. It contain sample answers for all sections of the 2019 EAL/D ATAR examination. This year’s GAG contains more samples and discussion than ever before. It also has some blank samples for you to annotate, which we will hold a moderation PD on in Term 3. Buy your copy of the GAG here. (Please note, invoices will go to the email address used in the payment, or if you are logged in, the Member’s Area).

2020 ACTA Conference Postponed.

Due to the unfolding Covid-19 Pandemic, ACTA have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s conference, due to be held in Brisbane in October. The conference will now take place in October 2021. To follow information for the conference click here. We still look forward to seeing you there in 2021.

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.

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.


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