Other micro publishers:
The Urban Lyrebirds: www.urbanlyrebirds.com
The Book Next Door: www.thebooknextdoor.com
Read me Again Press: www.readmeagainpress.com.au
This site has maths symbols and all the Australian states' school fonts for very moderate prices. They use the funds generated to support special projects in remote Aboriginal schools in the Northern territory.
The fonts include a beginners' version for students just learning to form the letters of the alphabet, with dotted and outlined letters as well as letters within lines to teach correct positioning.
They now offer an additional new set of Compact Queensland fonts, which was designed specifically for Sugarbag on Damper for use in reading texts and workbooks. The second edition of English Spelling Vol. 1, due out in February 2011, uses this new font. We thank John Greatorex most sincerely for his generosity in devoting a significant part of his Christmas break to the creation of this font, which is now available to all through the School Fonts website.
From the school fonts website:
For further information about why these fonts were created in the first place, you may be interested to read our history page. Or you may like to know what happens to the money earned from font sales.
CAL (Copyright Agency Ltd) is owned by its members: Australian authors, journalists, visual artists, photographers and publishers.
Most teachers will have been subjected to those irritating photocopying surveys but do not realize that the result of these pestiferous events is the payment to creators and publishers of fees collected by CAL on their behalf. Each year several million dollars are collected from photocopying and downloading in Australia for distribution to CAL members.
CAL also conducts regular seminars around Australia to advise members of their rights and changes to copyright laws, especially those resulting from rapid advances in digital technology.
Every creative work is automatically covered by copyright laws. Joining CAL ensures creators and publishers receive payment for their works when they are copied by educational institutions and others. Membership is free. Membership application forms are available from CAL:
Educational radio programme on Adelaide 89.7FM Mondays 8.30pm & Fridays 9am and on their website (link above). The programme features adult learning across the spectrum, is particularly interested in disadvantaged adults returning to education and provides radio and online resources in a range of fields including health, media, science, social history, justice and the law.
It is produced and presented by Tony Ryan, a teacher from South Australia, who has also worked for ABC radio and Radio Adelaide and has a long history in various forms of education and media work.
The programme is supported by the South Australian Dept. of Further Education Employment Science and Technology.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
QATESOL is the Queensland Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages. Their role is to serve the needs of Teachers of Second or Other languages in primary, secondary and tertiary level sectors of both public and private ecucation, provide further the study of Teaching English as a Second or Other Language, foster the professional development of English as a Second or Other Language, provide leadership on issues relevant to a culturally diverse community and advocate on behalf of our teachers and learners. QATESOL also produces an interesting newsletter for members.
ACTA (The Australian Council of TESOL Associations) is the national co-ordinating body to which QATESOL is affiliated. ACTA produces TESOL in Context, a more academically oriented, peer reviewed publication which comes out twice a year. Members of affiliated organisations receive copies of this journal.
QCAL is Queensland Council for Adult Literacy, the professional association for Adult Literacy teachers in Qld. They provide professional development, an annual conference, advocacy on issues concerning literacy, a quarterly newsletter (Write On) and automatic membership of their national counterpart ACAL.
See note above on QCAL
TCAL (The Tasmanian Council for Adult Literacy) is a voluntary, not-for-profit association administered by a management committee elected by members. TCAL members are teachers, trainers, students and volunteers from various workplaces, community organisations or schools, and people with an interest in adult literacy. Note that the term literacy incorporates language and numeracy. TCAL produces a quarterly newsletter for members.
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) provides vocational education and training (VET) research and statistics.
ESL & Adult Literacy specialist bookshops:
The Language People bookshop in Brisbane has moved and is now under the management of ESL teacher Carmelina Lanza-Volpe. The business is now primarily on-line. However, Carmelina is happy to have customers make appointments to see & touch real books. Arrange an appointment with her: email@example.com ph. 07 3846 6252
The Language Centre Bookshop is West Australia's oldest (established in 1982) and largest resource for language media. Their staff is multilingual with at least one language other than English, and can help you choose from various learning media, ranging from books to CDRoms to get you started in a new exciting world. From 1 July 2014, the shop will be operating on-line only.
PO Box 562 Leederville, WA 6902, 08 9328 8965 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridge Bookshop, Suite 4, level 3, 173-179 Broadway,
Cnr Mountain St, BROADWAY, NSW 2007; 02 9211 1660,
TESL Books in Windsor (Melbourne) specialises in ESL, educational books and foreign language learning books (mainly Japanese). They started as a bookshop specialising in books, audio/video tapes and other materials for ESL teachers and students in 1983. Since then, their range has expanded to include VCE materials and workbooks for secondary/primary students. They also deal with foreign language dictionaries and reference books for learners.
Their aim is "to support the community by providing educational materials and bridging the gap between different cultures".
They offer both on-line and shop front sales.