The English Teachers Association of Western Australia (ETAWA)

a not-for-profit professional association for teachers of English


Starting in the early 1960s, the association aims to promote English and Literature and the teaching thereof, as well as engage in discussion about developments in teaching practice and theory.

The association focuses on achieving this by advocating, leading and engaging in discussions around English and Literature at a state and national level, providing professional development, publishing journals, the Good Answers Guides and semesterly exams.

With over 1000 members, the English Teachers Association of Western Australia represents and supports English teachers across all Western Australia. The council of the association is made up of four executive members: the president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary, as well as 10 council members and the immediate past president. The association seeks to provide support to English teachers through the provision of networking, professional development, publications, exam papers and the Good Answers Guides.

ETAWA membership is open to all practicing teachers in any school or sector, education professionals and tertiary teachers who are keen to further their understanding and development within subject English and Literature.

How we Help:

The English Teachers Association of Western Australia aims to support teachers of English through:

Representing and advocating for the needs and interests of WA secondary English teachers on curriculum groups and educational bodies.

Professional development days, targeting specific concerns of English teachers.

The yearly publication of The Good Answers guides in English and Literature.

The ability to order ATAR English and Literature semester 1 and 2 exams, as well as a practise General English Externally Set Task.

The publication of ETANotes, the termly newsletter keeping all members up to date with news and events from the ETAWA.

The publication of Interpretations to keep all members up to date on state, national and global discussion and research in English and Literature.

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The English Teachers Association of WA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Country has, for thousands of years, been a place of learning. We at the English Teachers Association of WA are proud to share in this long tradition.

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