Volume 55, Number 01, 2019


2018 VATE State Conference

This first edition of Idiom for 2019 provides the opportunity to highlight the wide variety of speakers and sessions that featured in the 2018 State Conference program. The generosity of presenters, and writers, in sharing their experiences and expertise as English educators is testament to the essential nature of being a teacher - it is inherently collaborative and social. Conference delegates benefit from the learning but also from the opportunity to meet and talk with each other and feel affirmed as part of the wider community of English educators across the State.

Managing and Contributing editor: Josephine Smith, VATE.

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Volume 55, number 01, 2019

2018 VATE State Conference

Idiom V55 N1
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What is Idiom?

Idiom is the journal of the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English and is published online three times a year. Each year VATE calls for member submissions relating to a range of issues pertinent to English educators. The contributions help to foster professional dialogue, renewal and growth.

Call for contributions: The focus of the next edition of Idiom (Vol 55 No 2) is on 'Text'. Please click here to download the flyer and read more about the focus of this edition and some suggested ideas and themes. Please email your submissions by Wednesday 19 June 2019 to

Contributions and editorial correspondence should be sent to the Managing Editor, Josephine Smith at

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Volume 54, number 03, 2018

Initial teacher education

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Volume 54, number 02, 2018

The inclusive English classroom

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2017 VATE State Conference

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Volume 53, number 03, 2017

Reading as an imaginative act

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Literary Perspectives

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Volume 51, number 02, 2015

Paradigm Lost

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