PD Resources


PD Event Calendar

#AusELT PD Calendar – What are you doing for PD this month?

This calendar is crowd-sourced by the #AusELT community, and includes MOOCs, webinars, conferences, article discussion groups, Twitter chats…anything related to ELT PD in Australia and New Zealand or online at a realistic time for ELTs in our region.

Also includes details and links to past events, going back to April 2014.

#AusELT Facebook Group

The Facebook group provides instant access to a supportive community of teachers, trainers & managers. Join us to discuss, debate, share ideas & ask questions.

Most of the action here is ad hoc, and can be started by any of the members of the #AusELT community.  We also host discussions on journal articles from the English Australia Journal soon after the publication of each issue.

#AusELT Facebook Group

#AusELT on Twitter

You can check the #AusELT hashtag on Twitter at anytime to find and/or share news, resources and ideas relevant to ELTs in Australasia.

And in one hectic but productive hour each month, join in the #AusELT Twitter chats which bring Australasian ELT professionals together to share ideas, experiences and resources on a selected topic. Chats take place on the first Sunday of every month, from February to November each year.  The chat topics are chosen by members of the #AusELT community or nominated by a special guest (previous guests include Scott Thornbury, Jim Scrivener and Adrian Underhill, Paul Driver and Andy Hockley).

See our Twitter page for full details.

ELT Professional Associations

See our ELT Associations page for a list of professional associations for English language teachers and colleges in Australia and New Zealand.  This includes details of the professional development organised by each association, such as conferences and journals.

Podcasts for Teachers

Australasian podcasts on language and linguistics that we think will be of interest to English language teachers

  • Inside Language on Inside Story
    A podcast series from Inside Story featuring Kate Burridge
  • A Word in Your Ear on 612 ABC Brisbane
    “Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex walks you through the linguistic mindfield, explaining the weird and wonderful aspects of English and many other languages.”
  • Word for Word from Macquarie Dictionary
    “Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.”
  • The Expressionists
    A podcast produced by Helen Rydstrand and Olivia Rosenman which discusses the meaning, origin and use of everyday expressions, sayings and idioms. 15 to 20 minute chats about cocks and bulls, foot putting, short shrift and roos loose in the top paddock and lots more. You can also sign up to receive a fortnightly Expressionists newsletter and occasional extra idiom tidbits.