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The Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) is a national professional association established and supported by state and territory English teaching associations.

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  • Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards Open

    28th Apr 16

    The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are the oldest and largest poetry competition for school aged children in Australia.

    The Awards aim to inspire students across Australia to express their thoughts creatively through poetry and, by doing so, support the legacy of Dorothea Mackellar and her legendary poem ‘My Country‘. Entries open on March 1st each year and close on the 30th June.  

    Click through for more information and links to resources.

  • AATE to launch new publication at National Conference in Adelaide

    6th Apr 16

    AATE is currently working on production of a new publication 'The Artful English Teacher' which will be launched at the AATE/ALEA National Conference in Adelaide in July.

    The book will contain over 100 practical tips and strategies for English teachers and will be particularly useful for early career teachers. Click through to view the brief introductory video and to find out more!


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English in Australia

The journal of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)

Volume 50 no 3 is available now

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