2017 ACAL Conerence call for papers

40th ACAL conference: Darwin 12-15 September 2017

Come to the ACAL conference and hear about national and international initiatives to grow young people’s capacity for education and employment, such as ...

Building English Capacity: A Program with young people in Timor Leste

In 2015 the Northern Territory Department of Education funded and commenced a program to teach Spoken and Written English to young Timorese adults. Graduates receive a fully accredited qualification through Australia’s Skills Qualification Authority (ASQA) which provides them with a pathway to employment or further education. More than 150 students have now graduated from their course with most gaining employment. The program is staffed by Timorese nationals and involves innovative uses of technology and Sister School partnerships with schools in the northern Territory.

Call for papers

ACAL invites everyone involved in adult literacy, language and numeracy provision to its 40th annual conference Traders, Neighbours and Intruders: Points of Contact. At the conference there will be time to reflect on and contest conventional notions of communication and the expectation that participation in society requires particular kinds of language, literacy, numeracy, and communication competence.

The conference location in Darwin, northern Australia provides a rich location in which to explore points of contact between traditional and emerging communication practices in local and specific contexts, in the region, nationally and globally. Whether you are engaged in practice, research or policy the conference has something to challenge, provoke and inspire you.

Submit your proposal now

Choose from

  • Three strands
  • Four presentation modes
  • With an option for peer review

Proposals due March 19, 2017



ACAL will be announcing some scholarships shortly. More in the next conference update.