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Stories That Change

Building on the runaway success of Stories for Strange Times, we are expanding our short story competition. Entry remains free for students and staff at all schools with 2021 VATE membership. Stories should be no more than 1000 words in length, this time addressing the theme Stories That Change.

Click here for more information about the competition and teaching and learning package.

2021 VCE Englishes Sessions (online)

VATE’s annual VCE Englishes Days have been re-imagined in 2021. In the spirit of 2020, and with the ongoing challenges, the usual VCE Englishes Days will be available as online sessions, including live online sessions as well as pre-recorded sessions which can be viewed at your convenience.

You can find more information about the entire program here

VATE office and bookshop

VATE Bookshop open from Wednesday, January 27

In 2021, the VATE Office and Bookshop will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am - 4:30pm. Please note, a maximum of 2 visitors only at any one time in the VATE Office and Bookshop. Please email admin@vate.org.au to schedule a time and day to visit the VATE Office and Bookshop. Please ensure that you wear a mask and scan the QR code to sign in upon arrival.

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2021 Membership now available

You can now renew your VATE Membership for 2021 through the 'My account' area of your account or if you aren't a current VATE member, you can join here!

Over 50 years of supporting English teachers

VATE is an independent, not for profit organisation that aims to foster the highest quality teaching of English throughout Victoria. Since 1960 VATE has supported its members as they have navigated the various changes to the teaching and learning of English over the last sixty years. 

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Upcoming events

05 Feb
25 Jun

Stories That Change - Professional Learning Package

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May

2021 VCE Sessions: Literature: VCE Unit 4 for new teachers

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26
May

VCE Unit 4 English Comparative Pair 3: Stasiland and Never Let Me Go

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27
May

2021 VCE Sessions: English: VCE Unit 4 for new teachers

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01 Jun
12 Oct

2021 VCE Literature Mini-Method

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02
Jun

VCE Unit 4 English Comparative Pair 1: Tracks and Charlie’s Country

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Become a VATE member

VATE exists to support its members in the continual process of renewal necessary to engage with the dynamic nature of both the profession and subject English.

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Networks

2019 Collaborative Research Grant

11 Apr 2019

VATE has four active online VCE Networks. VATE members are able to join these Networks and contribute to the conversations.

VCE English teachers

To subscribe to this Network email adminofficer@vate.org.au

VCE English Language teachers

To subscribe to this Network email adminofficer@vate.org.au

VCE Literature teachers

To subscribe to this Network email adminofficer@vate.org.au

VCE EAL teachers

To subscribe to this Network email adminofficer@vate.org.au

Volume 57, number 01, 2021

Removing the Mask

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News

16 Mar 2021 - 11:00am

Reading and Comparing: The Queen and Ransom

Presented by ACMI and VATE, our videoconference builds confidence and expertise around interpreting, comparing and teaching The Queen and Ransom (Thursday May 20, 3:45pm - 6:00pm).

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Latest from the VATE bookshop

Bookshop

Closing the Reading Gap

Books

The Literature Toolbox. An English Teacher’s Handbook

Books

Into the Woods: Finding your way through literary theory (epub)

Into the Woods

Into the Woods: Finding your way through literary theory (print)

Into the Woods

Creating micro stories: Small fiction with big impact!

AATE Publications

Complete Poems Emily Dickinson - VATE Literature Perspectives 2020 (PDF)

Literature Perspectives

Anthology - VATE Literature Perspectives 2020

Literature Perspectives

Anthology - VATE Literature Perspectives 2020

Literature Perspectives

The Ladies Paradise - VATE Literature Perspectives 2020 (PDF)

Literature Perspectives

The Boy Behind the Curtain - VATE Literature Perspectives 2020 (PDF)

Literature Perspectives

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