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Professional Development

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What are you doing for PD this month


Pick one thing a month, or add favourites!


MOOCs, webinars, conferences, article discussion groups, Twitter chats…anything related to ELT PD is fine but please:


- respect the limitations of our time zones/region

- do not use for self-promotion unless there is clear relevance to this community 


NB: This calendar is crowd-sourced by the #AusELT community, and all events either take place online at a realistic time, or within Australia and New Zealand. For a calendar of ELT conferences and events around the world (curated by Tyson Seburn), click here.


For past events, see below





January 2016


10 January - 14 February 2016

Electronic Village Online EVO 2016: Five weeks of free PD for English language teachers
Mostly asynchronous, so time zone differences don't have much of an impact.
Courses on: Young learners, Moodle, Copyright, Pronunciation, and lots more.
Register from 3-10 January: http://evosessions.pbworks.com



April 2016


7-10 April 2016

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ACAL-ACTA Conference 2016 (Australian Council of Adult Literacy and Australian Council of TESOL Associations)
Diversity: Exchanging ways of being 
Perth, Western Australia 


May 2016


12-13 May 2016

2016 NEAS Management Conference
Open Source Thinking - out of the box
Sydney, NSW


14 May 2016

UECA/NEAS PD Fest - University English Centres Australia UNSWIL, Sydney


July 2016


14 – 17 July 2016

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CLESOL 2016 - 15th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL
TESOLANZ (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Aotearoa New Zealand) and CLANZ (Community Languages Association New Zealand).
Learners in Context: Bridging the Gaps
The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand


September 2016


21-23 September 2016

English Australia Conference
Hobart, Tas


November 2016


19 November 2016

UECA PD Fest - University English Centres Australia
(venue TBC) 







December 2015

[No #AusELT Twitter chat in December] 


3–5 December 2015

Excellence in Language Instruction: Supporting Classroom Teaching & Learning: a TESOL International Association Regional Conference
National Institute of Education, Singapore


9–11 December 2015

ALS 2015 Conference - the 46th annual conference of the Australian Linguistic Society
Western Sydney University, Parramatta NSW


November 2015

3 November 2015

  • #AusELT Twitter chat
    Voted topic


9-15 November 2015


17-18 November 2015

  • Prof Fred Dervin Leading academic on intercultural competence at Macquarie University, Sydney 



19-21 November 2015

  • 14th Symposium on Second Language Writing: Learning to Write for Academic Purposes
    'Learning to write for academic purposes: Advancing theory, research and practice
    Auckland, New Zealand



20 November 2015

  • Transforming through Praxis: Students from Refugee Backgrounds in Higher Education

University of Newcastle



21 November 2015


23-26 November 2015


25-27 November, 2015

  • 12th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL)

'Critical Intersections' 
Wollongong, NSW



30 November - 2nd December 2015

  • Combined conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) and the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) and Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ)
    ‘Learning in a multilingual world’



October 2015

8 October 2015



September 2015

3 September 2015


23-25 September 2015 


24-25 September 2015 

  • ACAL Conference 2015 - 'Resilience, Risk, Preservation' (Australian Council for Adult Literacy)
    24th and 25th September 2015 at the Adelaide Zoo



August 2015


6 August 2015


July 2015

2 July 2015

  • #AusELT Twitter chat 


3-6 July 2015

  • AATE/ALEA National Conference 2015 - Canberra, ACT
    Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association
    'CAPiTALiSiNG ON CURiOSiTY: 'ninggi warrguu'- look  and ask why - Nurturing Inquiring Minds'



June 2015

4 June 2015


May 2015

2 May 2015

7-8 May 2015

14-15 May 2015


April 2015

29 April 2015

2 April 2015

        Summary: https://storify.com/sujava/app-sharing


March 2015

21 March 2015

  • English Australia PD Fest 2015

5 March 2015


February 2015

5 February 2015


January 2015

29-30 January 2015

12 January - 15 February

  • Electronic Village Online EVO 2015: Five weeks of free PD for English language teachers
    Mostly asynchronous, so time zone differences don't have much of an impact.
    Courses on: Young learners, Moodle, Copyright, Pronunciation, and lots more.
    Register from 5-11 January.




December 2014

NB: No #AusELT Twitter chat in December

8th-9th December 2014

  • Workshop at Macquarie University: "The Role of Prosody in Language Learning: Stress, Tone and Intonation" 


5th December 2014


November 2014


  • #AusELT Twitter chat


October 2014


  • #AusELT Twitter chat



30th Sept - 3rd Oct



  • #AusELT Twitter chat


August 2014



  • Jack Richards lecture at Macquarie University
    "What Does It Take To Be An English Language Teacher? Exploring Teacher Knowledge, Skill And Cognition"
    1-2 pm E6A102 Macquarie University North Ryde



  • #AusELT Twitter chat (Huw Jarvis / MALU)

July 2014


July-August (8 weeks)


10th - 13th


June 2014



May 2015


  • 10pm Perth - midnight for Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane: IATEFL webinar with Jill Hadley on 'Motivation, imagination and L2 identity'




Until 9th May





  • at 7pm Perth & 9pm Sydney/Brisbane
    Andy Hockely British Council webinar on ‘Peer observation – how can we make it work?’


PS Andy wrote about this on the #AusELT blog here:http://auselt.com/2013/09/22/setting-up-a-peer-observation-scheme/.
See also our chat summary on this topic here: http://auselt.com/2013/04/18/auselt-chat-summary-setting-up-and-running-effective-peer-observation-programs-4-april-2013/

28th April – 9th May

based on Phil Chappell’s recent article in the ELTJ, free to download from above link.

26 April - 28 April

  • 7th Virtual Round Table Web Conference on language learning technologies

Recordings: http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/program-overview 


















Comments (1)

Sophia Khan said

at 3:48 pm on Feb 2, 2015

This is great Lesley - thanks for keeping it updated!

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