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NEAS News – Innovations in NEAS Professional Development

NEAS’ Professional Development supports the ELT community through advancing best practices to all areas of ELT delivery and support.  Our PD supports all individuals working with and alongside ELT institutions to help them meet their quality goals as well as expand their PD capacity. 

Our 2020 Professional Development suite continues to evolve in order to provide the support needed by the ELT community.

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Update on the 2020 NEAS Management Conference

Due to the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 outbreak, NEAS is investigating the risks involved in staging the event in May 2020.

We are monitoring the situation closely, meeting with our venue, vendors and other stakeholders and looking at ways of minimising risk.

An announcement will be made following a scheduled meeting of the NEAS Board later this week.

NEAS’ primary concern is the safety and well-being of its members, stakeholders and wider ELT community and we apologise for any inconvenience at this time.

Transformational Journeys through Communities of Practice

NEAS is providing opportunities for Academic Managers, Coordinators and other ELT Professionals to connect with others who share common interests in particular areas of our industry with the aim of addressing current issues, improving skills, and learning from each other’s experiences.

The 2021 Conference is hosting these Communities of Practice:

  • Schools
  • Online and Blended
  • ELT Qualifications
  • Education Agents
  • Foundation

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Be involved. Be passionate. Be part of a Community of Practice.  Register for the 2020 NEAS Management Conference.

PD and lifelong learning

How much PD do you organise for your staff?


Teachers are lifelong learners. All staff who work at an education provider value and engage in learning and teaching on a day to day basis. NEAS recognises that professional development of all staff is an essential element in the continuous improvement of an educational provider.

Professional development gives teachers and professional staff the opportunity to reflect on their practices, skills and knowledge. It also challenges ones long-held assumptions and beliefs, providing fresh ideas and introducing innovations in an environment which never stands still. As part of our quality assurance services to the ELT community, NEAS offers a range of Professional Development services for all staff including our annual Conference, NEAS Online and QLS workshops and webinars.

In addition, our experienced team are happy to deliver customised workshops at your centre. For more information, visit our professional development page or contact us

Introducing our Academic Plenary for the 2021 NEAS Management Conference

Professor Anne Burns began her career as a teacher of English and worked in Australia in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and later in the National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research (NCELTR) and Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University for over 20 years. She has also held academic positions at UNSW, Sydney and at Aston University UK, where she is an Emeritus Professor. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney and The Education University Hong Kong, and is currently a Visiting Professor at Kanda University of International Studies, Japan.  Since 2010 she has worked with English Australia as a key reference person for the national Action Research in ELICOS Program and has published extensively on this topic.

What’s new at the 2021 NEAS Management Conference?

So, you’re wondering what’s going to be new at the 2021 NEAS Management Conference? Here goes: VOX POP, NEAS’ 30-year celebration, Communities of Practice new workshops and more!

Vox Pop: the NEAS VOX Pop will be located in a prominent space at the 2021 NEAS Management Conference and will feature a competition about transformative experiences, trends and journeys in the ELT industry. Contact us if you would like to sponsor or participate.

NEAS’ 30-year celebration: we’re excited to be celebrating our 30-year anniversary in 2021 with a conference with heaps of pizzazz and excitement along with outstanding speakers, workshops, activities and events. Don’t miss out! Contact us if you would like to sponsor or participate.

Communities of Practice: Participate in one of our Communities of Practice at the 2021 NEAS Management Conference. Share your ideas, learn from your industry peers and spread the passion for your profession. Contact us if you would like to sponsor or participate.

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