Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday 27th September 2021
Conference: Tuesday 28th September – Thursday 30th September 2021

Feature in the ACTA International Conference program

Stand alongside fellow TESOL experts and share your insight, research, experience and developments.

This is your opportunity to spread the word, advance your career and provide industry colleagues with knowledge that can improve the lives of clients, co-workers and the wider community.

All accepted speakers will be offered the presenter registration rates ($700.00 for members and $800.00 for non members). Submissions will be notified on Friday 4th June 2021 to confirm if they have been accepted into the program.

Presenter submissions are now closed.

The abstract submission portal has now closed. Please stay tuned for the program launch on Tuesday 15 June 2021

Choose Your Topic

Make your selection from one of the topics below – and be sure to specify what style of presentation you’re interested in.

Don’t like what you see? We’d still love to hear from you. Submit your proposal under ‘other’ – you could have the great insight we’re looking for.

Gather Your Information

Make sure you have a presentation title, a 300-word presentation overview, a 100-word biography and 3 key learnings of your presentation.


  • Applies to all learners including indigenous, creole speakers etc.
  • Encompasses new understandings with regards to global English and world Englishes
  • Global world Englishes/ Indigenous students, Teachers for whom English is not their L1, Creoles, etc

Presentation Types

Papers provide a brief summary of an issue and a perspective on that issue, supported by evidence from practice, empirical research data, or theoretical analysis. Presenters should expect to present for about 30-40 minutes, to allow some time for questions and discussions involving the audience. It is essential to minimise the amount of time spent on describing context, to allow maximum time on the issue itself.

Workshops provide information on a technique or strategy related to classroom practice, program implementation or issue of professional interest. It is expected that workshops will involve initial presentation by the presenter of 15 to 20 minutes, followed by 25 to 30 minutes of collaborative task completion by participants, and conclude with 10 minutes reporting back from groups and discussion.

These are visual presentations that provide a report on or analysis of an issue. They may be interactive posters made available through the use of mobile technology. Or they may be on A1 size paper or card. Print and illustrations, charts or diagrams should be easy for the audience to read from a distance of about 1 to 1.5 metres. Access to posters will be throughout the day, while a presenter is expected to be in attendance during the morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea break to discuss or answer questions from conference delegates.

Table top sessions act as a pathway for networking and sharing of information directly with delegates in an interactive setting. Tabletops involve multiple presenters, with each presenter at a round table of up-to 8 participants. Presenters change tables every 12 minutes to present to a new round of participants.

Provide a pre-recorded 30 minute presentation that will be played at the conference. There is no registration fee associated as a Virtual International Presenter and we do encourage you to provide contact details so attendees can contact you if they would like to connect.


Associate Professor Russell Cross, Language and Literacy Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Associate Professor Margaret Kettle, Faculty of Education, School of Teacher Education and Leadership, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Low Ee Ling, Dean, Teacher Education and Professor of Education (Applied Linguistics and Teacher Learning) at the English Language & Literature Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)