Category Archives: Professional development

AusELT Twitter Chat 13 Oct: Where PD is taking us in 2019

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What events have you attended, and which topics grabbed your attention?

What PD events have you presented at, and on which topic?

What are your take-aways, about changes in your thinking and in your practice?

Join us for a slow-burn Twitter chat all day Sunday, using the tag #AusELT. The topic is timely, given all the PD events this year. Some people in the community are more active on Twitter than Facebook, and vice versa, so a chat on Twitter is a good place to make new connections as well as share resources and thoughts.

This leisurely style of chat means you can send a tweet, read and comment any time from 10am AEDT onwards, dropping in at different times to see what’s happening.

Check the starting time in your zone here.

For links to many of the events of 2019 so far, click here.

New to #AusELT? New to Twitter? If you’re not sure what to do, get in touch with any of the #AusELT admin team on Facebook or Twitter (eg @SophiaKhan4 and @Clare_M_ELT) or by leaving a comment below. Here are some posts that should also help you get started:


2019 Professional Development Opportunities

Here is a collection of many of the opportunities for PD we have had so far in 2019. Please let the admin of the month know about any we can add, and any links which could be added.

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AusELT Twitter Chat Feb 3

Learning from our students

PD West Sat March 9

Building Creativity, Building Skills, Building Academic English Skills, Building Community

AusELT Twitter chat Empowerment and Teachers 7 Apr

NEAS Management Conference Sydney May 8-10

Leadership in ASEAN and Australia: Influencers in ELT

UECA PD Fest Sydney Sat Apr 13

Innovate! Delivery, Assessment, Support and Services in EAP and Pathway programs

AusELT Twitter chat June 2

Transferability of Skills

AusELT article discussion June

From feedback to backfeed: Increasing student engagement with feedback: Bianka Malecka UNSW Global

UECA Assessment Symposium Brisbane July 13-14

MeetELT Melbourne Aug 14

IDEA: Innovate, Digitalise, Engage, Activate

MeetELT Sydney 28 Aug


English Australia Conference 2019 Melbourne Sept 18-20

‘Engage, Include, Adapt’

ACAL Conference 2019 Sydney Oct 4-5

Australian Council for Adult Literacy Conference

Critical re-imagining: adult literacy and numeracy practices for sustainable development


UECA PD Fest Melbourne Oct 26

Shape: Tech, Academic, Social and Cultural Engagement

ALTAANZ / ALAA / ALANZ Conference 2019 Nov 25-27

Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching: Making Connections

AALL Biennial Conference Fremantle Nov 27-29

Association for Academic Language and Learning

And ongoing

English Australia

Webinars upcoming and past

Action Research information

Continuing Professional Development Framework / CPDF resources

Special Interest Groups / SIGs

Journals current and past

Guides to Best Practice


Workshops, webinars and online learning


Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Aotearoa NZ