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UECA EVENTS CALENDAR & NEWS


Welcome to the UECA News and Events page.

NEWSLETTERS


• Newsletter 2017 - April (PDF)
• Newsletter 2016 - December (PDF)
• Newsletter 2016 - August (PDF)
• Newsletter 2016 - May (PDF)
• Newsletter 2016 - March (PDF)

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EVENTS - 2017

TBA 2017 UECA Participation in Austrade Missions


Austrade missions are designed to profile and position Australia’s strengths and capabilities in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Meetings, briefings and networking opportunities with government, industry, peak bodies and tertiary education institutions will enable participants to identify new and emerging opportunities, while allowing UECA and its member institutions to promote Australia as a leading provider of high quality English language and training programs. Key areas of focus include initial teacher training, English language delivery for scholarship applicants and prospective applicants, as well as English for the workplace.

Friday 10 November 2017 Committee Meeting (Teleconference)


3:00pm - 5:00pm by Teleconference

A summary of the meeting outcomes will be included in the next UECA newsletter.

Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 October 2017 Booth at AIEC Conference


Now in its 21st year, the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) is a major opportunity each year for international education practitioners, teaching staff, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders to learn about major industry trends and to network with Australian and international colleagues.

Conference theme: Embracing Diversity.
Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart.
TBA Abstract submission opens.
TBA Abstract deadline.
Registration opens: June 2017.
TBA Early bird registration closes.
Website: https://www.ieaa.org.au/what-we-do/australian-international-education-conference

Tuesday 10 October 2017 Director’s Workshop at AIEC (Hobart)


UECA Directors' Workshop
Tuesday 10 October, 11:00am - 1:00pm + lunch from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA Venue.
TBA Workshop theme.

TBA October 2017 Benchmarking Survey Results Presentation


TBA Date, Venue and Time / UECA Director’s Workshop.
TBA Benchmarking closes - June.
TBA Benchmarking opens - March/April.
TBA Benchmarking registration deadline.

Benchmarking allows you to compare your activities with UECA peers. Benchmarking helps you gain a retrospective comparative view of your operations to help identify future initiatives and activities to improve performance.

The UECA Benchmarking survey looks at 8 specific areas of Member operations:
1. Measures of scale and size;
2. Source countries of students;
3. Relationship to university;
4. Research;
5. Student recruitment and student services;
6. Scholarships and philanthropy;
7. English language proficiency;
8. NESB students

Download a summary of the 2014 and 2015 benchmarking findings by joining our mailing list. A detailed report is available to UECA members who participate in the benchmarking. Please contact UECA Secretary directly for a copy of the report.

Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 September 2017 Advocacy at English Australia Conference


www.eaconference.com.au

Theme: Empowering Global Citizens
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Adelaide.
TBA Abstract submission opens.
Abstract submission opens: 29 March 2017
Registration opens: 29 March 2017
Abstract Deadline: 21 April 2017
Earlybird registration: 30 June 2017
Sign up to the mailing list to be kept up to date

Friday 22 September 2017 Committee Meeting (Teleconference)


3:00pm - 5:00pm by Teleconference

A summary of the meeting outcomes will be included in the next UECA newsletter.

Saturday 2 September 2017 Advocacy at Sydney TESOL Colloquium


The University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium provides a forum to discuss and share research in the area of TESOL as well as explore possible future research collaborations in this area. The colloquium is a place for networking, for established and new TESOL researchers.

Date and Venue: TBA
Call for papers: TBA
Registration: TBA


September 2017 English Australia Journal Vol.33, No.2 publication


The English Australia Journal is published twice each year, in April and September. It welcomes contributions from those involved in TESOL teaching, training and research. Contributors receive a complimentary copy of the journal issue in which their article or review appears. Published articles and reviews also appear on the English Australia website when the issue goes online.

General information and detailed guidelines for contributors can be found on the English Australia website at www.englishaustralia.com.au/journal

Authors can submit their work for review at any stage, noting the review and revision process for peer-reviewed articles can take several months. For enquiries, contact Phil Chappell at journal@englishaustralia.com.au

Saturday 29 July 2017 UECA/NEAS PD Fest Melbourne


Enjoy the vibrant culture that makes Melbourne famous! Save the date for our upcoming PD Fest in Melbourne on Saturday 29 July, hosted by Monash College English Language Centre at Level 4, 222 Bourke Street, Melbourne. Watch for further updates on the UECA website.

Cost: $65 for teachers from member institutions.

UECA conducts two PD Fests each year. The PD Fest aims to provide professional development for teachers by teachers at UECA, NEAS and EA member institutions. This full day of professional development includes opening and closing keynotes, four sessions of 45 minute workshops in four streams, exhibitor space, lunch, networking opportunities and an early evening social event.

UECA offers a $1,000 prize for "Best Presenter" at each PD Fest. The prize takes the form of reimbursement up to $1,000 for expenses incurred by the best presenter to attend the next PD Fest and present their workshop to a new audience.

Read more here

Friday 21 July 2017 Committee Meeting (Teleconference)


3:00pm - 5:00pm by Teleconference

A summary of the meeting outcomes will be included in the next UECA newsletter.

July 2017 English Australia State-based Member Forums & Statistics and Market Analysis Seminars


Presented by Brett Blacker, English Australia CEO (held nationally in English Australia branches around Australia). Exact dates and venues will be confirmed by English Australia.

Watch their website at: www.englishaustralia.com.au/2017-live-pd-events

Monday 3 July 2017 CISA Annual Conference


The CISA annual conference provides an important opportunity for government bodies, stakeholders and students gather together and listen to each other, sharing inspirational and interesting opinions and goals.

In recent years, the CISA’s National Conference has attracted over 200-250 delegates from all industries throughout Australia. Representatives from Legal Aid and other government departments, education agencies, students and others interested in international education have joined in the conversation.

The conference welcomes education, government and business representatives to engage with students and work with CISA to continue to improve international education and the student experience in Australia.

The CISA Conference is also a time to celebrate students, student associations, education institutions and government’s success and contribution to international education.

Venue: Canberra TBA
Cost: TBA
Register: online registration link TBA

Saturday 13 May 2017 UECA/NEAS PD Fest


Venue: Centre for English Teaching, University of Sydney.
Theme: Leadership, Engagement and Diversity in an Academic context.
Cost: $65 for teachers from member institutions.

UECA conducts two PD Fests each year. The PD Fest aims to provide professional development for teachers by teachers at UECA, NEAS and EA member institutions. This full day of professional development includes opening and closing keynotes, four sessions of 45 minute workshops in four streams, exhibitor space, lunch, networking opportunities and an early evening social event.

UECA offers a $1,000 prize for "Best Presenter" at each PD Fest. The prize takes the form of reimbursement up to $1,000 for expenses incurred by the best presenter to attend the next PD Fest and present the winning workshop to a new audience. Online presenter applications now open
Registrations open 17 April 2017
Website: UECA PD Fest 2017

Thursday 11 – Friday 12 May 2017 Advocacy at NEAS Management Conference (Sydney)


NEAS convenes an annual conference for enhanced quality and professionalism for the ELT sector. The conference welcomes managers, teaching staff, students and other professionals associated with ELT and AMEP centres and programs.

Venue: Doltone House Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont.
Theme: The Q Factor. Website: www.neas.org.au/conferenceevents

Wednesday 10 May 2017 AGM in Sydney


UECA 2017 AGM
Wednesday 10 May, 10:00am - 12:00pm + lunch from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Board Room, UTS:INSEARCH, Level 9, 187 Thomas Street, Sydney.

Saturday 1 April 2017 English Australia Queensland PD Fest


The English Australia Queensland Branch PD Fest is an annual event that attracts English language teachers from around Queensland and Australia and showcases best practice in English Australia member colleges. Venue: Sir Llew Edwards Building, ICTE, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Cost: $50
Register here: PD Fest Queensland
UECA endorses and supports English Australia Queensland PD Fest each year.

April 2017 English Australia Journal Vol.33, No.1 publication


The English Australia Journal is published twice each year, in April and September. It welcomes contributions from those involved in TESOL teaching, training and research. Contributors receive a complimentary copy of the journal issue in which their article or review appears. Published articles and reviews also appear on the English Australia website when the issue goes online.

General information and detailed guidelines for contributors can be found on the English Australia website at www.englishaustralia.com.au/journal

Authors can submit their work for review at any stage, noting the review and revision process for peer-reviewed articles can take several months. For enquiries, contact Phil Chappell at journal@englishaustralia.com.au

Monday 20 - Thursday 23 March 2017


The 12th annual Asia-Pacific Association for International Education Annual Conference and Exhibition is a key regional forum region for bringing together policy-makers and education experts from around the world to improve professional skills and learn about new developments in international education.

Venue: Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (KEC), Taiwan.
Website: www.apaie.org

Friday 17 March 2017 Committee Meeting (Teleconference)


3:00pm - 5:00pm by Teleconference

A summary of the meeting outcomes will be included in the next UECA newsletter.

TBA March 2017 Announcing the 5th wave ELT Barometer data collection project


In March, expect an announcement regarding the multilingual English Language Training (ELT) Barometer survey.

The ELT Barometer is an independent and confidential feedback process, which allows English Language program providers to track the decision-making, perceptions, expectations and experiences of their international students. The study provides a snapshot of what students think is important as well as an insight into how satisfied they are with their experience in terms of learning, living and support.

In Australia, English Australia coordinates the project with support from the Australian Government, Department of Education and Training. The project is facilitated by survey partner i-graduate.

Friday 17 February 2017 CamTESOL Regional Research Symposium
Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 February 2017 CamTESOL / UECA Regional Research Symposium (Cambodia)


The 13th Annual CamTESOL conference will be held at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia Phnom Penh. Conference theme: Building a Regional Community: English Across Platforms.
Website: www.camtesol.org/2017-conference

The UECA Regional Research Symposium, held during CamTESOL, is the largest such symposium in the region and the associated UECA Research Mentoring Program connects teachers at UECA member colleges with teacher researchers in the ASEAN region.

UECA is a primary sponsor of the annual Cambodian TESOL Conference in Phnom Penh (CamTESOL). Again this year, we will be staffing a UECA information booth. How UECA members benefit:
• Face-to-face exposure to national and international delegates from the TESOL industry;
• Maintaining our high profile with existing and emerging target markets;
• Generating new business opportunities through networking with teachers and administrators and evaluating market trends;
• Meeting regional decision makers who have an interest in supporting English language teaching throughout Cambodia and the region;
• Demonstrating our involvement with, commitment to, and support for the industry.

Friday 20 January 2017 Committee Meeting (Teleconference)


3:00pm - 5:00pm by Teleconference

A summary of the meeting outcomes will be included in the next UECA newsletter.

 

EVENTS - 2016

24 November UNSWIL 50th anniversary


UNSWIL is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Download the speeches outlining the extraordinary history of this institution.

- Read all about it here - PDF

- Speech_Notes_MarcWN_UNSWIL50th.doc
- Speech_Notes_MerlinCrossley_UNSWIL50th.doc

18 November Quarterly Committee Meeting (Teleconference)


19 - 21 October Booth at AIEC Conference (TBC)


18 October Director’s Workshop at AIEC (Melbourne)


15 October PD Fest (Adelaide)


A Celebration of Learning, Teaching and Assessment
PD Fest, Adelaide, 15 October 2016

Time: 9:30am – 5.00pm (9.30am Registration)
Place: University of Adelaide, Main North Terrace Campus, Lower Ground Napier building (LG Napier)

- READ MORE HERE

21 - 23 September Advocacy at English Australia Conference


3 September Advocacy at Sydney TESOL Colloquium


2 September 2016 Quarterly Committee Meeting (Teleconference)


17 June Quarterly Committee Meeting (Teleconference)


14 May UECA/NEAS PD Fest UNSWIL, Sydney


The Force Awakens - Empowering Students and Teachers

Date: Saturday, 14 May, 2016
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm (9.30am Registration)
Place: UNSW Institute of Languages, Kensington, Sydney

- READ MORE HERE

12 - 13 May Advocacy at NEAS Conference (Sydney)


10 May AGM in Sydney


18 March Quarterly Committee Meeting (Teleconference)


29 February – 4 March UECA /IELTS TESOL Cafe at APAIE Melbourne


20 - 21 February UECA Booth at CamTESOL Conference (Cambodia)


19 February CamTESOL / UECA Regional Research Symposium (Cambodia)


29 January Quarterly Committee Meeting (Teleconference)


 

EVENTS - 2015

21 November - Professional Development Fest - Victoria University


UECA / NEAS / English Australia - Professional Development Fest at Victoria University

 

Saturday 21 November, 9:00am - 5:00pm

READ MORE/REGISTER HERE



06 November - UECA Committee Meeting


3:00pm - 5:00pm by Teleconference

07 - 09 October - UECA Benchmarking Presentation + Australian International Education Conference


UECA Benchmarking Presentation + UECA booth - 07-09 October 2015

06 October - UECA/Cambridge Directors' Workshop


UECA / Cambridge 2015 Member & Director’s Workshop at AIEC Adelaide
Tuesday 6 October 2015

Download the Directors' Workshop PDF here

Workshop 9.00am – 1.00pm (UECA / Cambridge funded)
Adelaide University English Language Centre
9/115 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5005
Adelaide Arcade
(08) 8313 4777

Lunch 1.30pm – 3.00pm (UECA / Cambridge funded)
Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant
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f (08) 8223 1739
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04 September - UECA Committee Meeting


3:00pm - 5:00pm by Teleconference

05 September - Sydney TESOL Colloquium


UECA presentation on Research Mentoring.

19 June - UECA Committee Meeting


3:00pm - 5:00pm by Teleconference

06-08 May - UECA AGM + NEAS Conference


  • UECA AGM (06 May, 11:00am - 1:00pm + lunch from 1:00pm - 3:00pm - UTS Insearch Boardroom)
  • NEAS Conference (07-08 May, Doltone House, Darling Island)

02 May - Professional Development Fest - Macquarie University


Professional Development Fest - Macquarie University

 

Saturday 02 May, 9:00am - 5:00pm

More information here

16-18 March - ASEAN / RELC Conference Singapore


  • RELC Conference Singapore
  • ASEAN Event


This is an informal event to promote ASEAN English development. Attendance is voluntary for UECA members.

13 March - UECA Committee Meeting


3:00pm - 5:00pm by Teleconference

27 - 29 February - CamTESOL + Marketing Mission


  • CamTESOL (Phnom Penh) Regional Research Symposium (27 February)


UECA will continue to support local research capacity building events such as the Regional Research Symposium as part of the CamTESOL Conference in Cambodia.

UECA CAMTESOL RESEARCH MENTORING AND CO-AUTHORING PROGRAM

WIN airfare, accommodation, conference fees and per diem to attend the 2016 CamTESOL Conference held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on February 2016.

 

You can learn more here

You can read the report here

30 January - UECA Committee Meeting


3:00pm - 5:00pm by Teleconference

 

EVENTS - 2014

25 October - Professional Development Fest - Adelaide


Professional Development Fest - Adelaide

In 2014, UECA's Professional Development Fest will focus on identifying the specific needs of University TESOL Educators. For the first time, the Fest will be hosted in two cities; Sydney and Adelaide to enable educators from across the country to participate.

Online Registrations Open

5-8 October - Australian International Education Conference


AIEC

UECA presents and holds an exhibition booth at the AIEC conference every year. This is supported by an annual Director’s Workshop, providing a forum for UECA Centre Directors and key decision makers to workshop issues relevant and discrete to UECA centres. In 2014, UECA will also present at the conference the results of the first benchmarking study of their centres.

September - English Australia


English Australia
* date to be confirmed

UECA will continue to support peak body English Australia at yearly conference events.

17-25 August - LAE Roadshow


LAE Roadshow, LAE, UECA and Austrade combined events in Chile, Colombia and Brazil.

UECA will add an additional region to its marketing reach and conduct networking and partnership activities in South America in conjunction with Austrade and Latino Australia Education Fair in Chile, Colombia and Brazil.

15-16 May - NEAS + UECA AGM


  • NEAS
  • UECA AGM


UECA will continue to support local and national industry events by attending NEAS, EA and AIEC conferences and holding concurrent events such as the UECA AGM and Director's Workshop at these events.

14 - 16 April - RELC Conference Singapore


RELC Conference Singapore

In 2014, UECA will present at the RELC Conference in Singapore and utilise this opportunity to prepare for providing major support and activities in the region in 2015 and beyond.

Committee members to present at conference and negotiate 2015 UECA sponsored event.

22 March - Professional Development Fest - Sydney


Professional Development Fest

In 2014, UECA's Professional Development Fest will focus on identifying the specific needs of University TESOL Educators. For the first time, the Fest will be hosted in two cities; Sydney and Adelaide to enable educators from across the country to participate.

More information here, including Online Registration

18-28 February - CamTESOL + Marketing Mission


  • CamTESOL (Phnom Penh) Regional Research Symposium
  • Thailand, Vietnam, Mynamar Marketing Mission


In 2014, UECA will extend its reach in the Southeast Asia Region to include marketing and relationship building events in Bangkok, Ho Chi Min City and Yangon.

UECA will continue to support local research capacity building events such as the Regional Research Symposium as part of the CamTESOL Conference in Cambodia.

 

You can download the full UECA ASEAN MISSION document here (PDF)

UECA CAMTESOL RESEARCH MENTORING AND CO-AUTHORING PROGRAM


WIN airfare, accommodation, conference fees and per diem to attend the 2015 CamTESOL Conference held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 21-22 February 2015.

 

You can learn more here

 

EVENTS - 2013

October/November - UECA/Austrade Latin America Mission (TBC)


Focus on Early Development of Student, University and Employer Engagement. TBC Sometime late October / early November 2013. Brazil and Chile and/or Columbia, capital and secondary cities.

October - AIEC conference


AIEC conference

Representation at EA, NEAS, AIEC conferences

May - UECA PD Fest


• PD FEST SYDNEY 2013 - READ MORE


April - UECA/Austrade 2013 North East Asia Mission


Focus on Further Development of Student, University and Employer Engagement. UECA’s main mission in 2013.

15 - 18 Apr: Taiwan
Day 1 - Taipei, Combined Institutional Program
Day 2 - Taipei, Student exhibition day

19 - 22 Apr: Japan
Day 3 - Tokyo, Institutional Meetings
Day 4 - Tokyo, Free day or optional GHC partner and multiplier meetings
Day 5 - Osaka, Institutional Meetings

26 - 28 Apr: Korea
Day 6 - Seoul, Institutional Meeting day
Day 7 - Seoul, Student exhibition day

February - CamTESOL Conference + UECA South East Asia Mission


Focus on Building Local Research Capacity and University / Government Partnerships

22 Feb: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
CamTESOL / UECA ELT Research Forum

23-24 Feb: Phnom Pen, Cambodia
CamTESOL 2013 Conference

26 Feb: Bangkok, Thailand
Austrade / UECA event with local universities promoting joint research and customised programs

28 Feb: Hanoi, Vietnam
Austrade / UECA event with local universities promoting joint research and customised programs

The aims of this ELT Research Workshop are to:

  • Facilitate meeting and networking with other international researchers in the field of ELT
  • Discuss issues in research supervision
  • Provide some basic training in quantitative research
  • Discuss possibilities for collaborative research projects, in particular to give impetus to the development of ELT research in Cambodia
  • Contribute towards a cohesive focus of research-based papers emanating from the CamTESOL conference and feeding into the Language Education in Asia publication.


AUSTRADE Press Release
• AUSTRADE PRESS RELEASE: UECA DELEGATION VISITS HANOI (PDF)

Additional Activities for 2013


  • Discussion and strengthening of relations with peak bodies
  • Organisation and consolidation of research and benchmarking between members
  • Professional development events for Directors
  • Representation at EA, NEAS, AIEC conferences
  • Consolidation of research capacity of members


 

2012

2011/2012 - UECA Mission North East Asia


The major activity for UECA in 2011, the UECA Mission to Japan, Korea and Taiwan was cancelled on the very day the list of participants was confirmed with Austrade, the day the earthquake and resultant tsunami struck north of Tokyo.

Fourteen institutions had committed to the 2011 Mission to Japan and Korea, and 12 to go on to Taiwan. In 2012, 21 institutions participated in the UECA Mission, with 20 attending events in Japan, 19 in Korea and 8 in Taiwan. Feedback was very positive, and has assisted with planning future events.

These Missions are seen as a valuable marketing opportunity to highlight the range of academic language and training programs which our sector specialises in, to consolidate and extend relationships with partner universities, and to increase enrolments in mainstream programs. Another result is a strengthening of the UECA group and momentum. Of the 22 institutions which completed a UECA survey following the 2012 Mission, 80% committed to a Mission in 2013.

Plans are progressing for the 2013 Missions and discussions are underway with our partners.

April - PD Fest


• PD FEST SYDNEY 2012 - READ MORE

• PD FEST: SYDNEY UNIVERSITY NEWSLETTER (PDF)


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