As a teacher, consultant, researcher, keynote speaker and professional activist, Penny McKay was a leader in language education in Australia and internationally. Working collaboratively with educators and researchers in schools, she pioneered an approach to assessing learners’ development in English as an additional language.
ABOUT THE PENNY MCKAY MEMORIAL AWARD
Penny McKay Memorial Award for Best Thesis in Language Education
The Penny McKay Memorial Award honours Penny’s contribution to research and development in second/additional language education.
The Award is for an outstanding doctoral thesis which benefits the teaching and learning of second/additional languages in Australian schools, including Indigenous languages, community languages, foreign languages, Standard Australian English as an additional language or variety, and English as a foreign language.
The Award is jointly offered by the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) and the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA), and administered by ALAA. Applications for the 2015 award will be called for in April 2015
For more detail click here to visit the ACTA website.