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The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English is a professional body established to promote the interests of English education and to allow English educators in Victoria to exchange ideas.

VATE brings together teachers in government, Catholic and independent schools, as well as tertiary educators and pre-service teachers.


2015 VATE Michael Clyne Prize for VCE English Language - Essay Competition

Now in its fifth year, this prize honours the memory of Emeritus Professor Michael Clyne, one of Australia's most distinguished linguists and a founding supporter of the VCE English Language course. All students currently enrolled in Units 3-4 VCE English Language (and aged 19 years and younger) are invited to participate in this year's VATE Michael Clyne Prize for VCE English Language.

Click here for all details, including the essay topic, and download the essay cover sheet. Closing date for submissions is Friday 28 August.


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VATE Coordinators' Conference

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