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VATE Publications


VATE publishes a number of resources to support the teaching of all English studies throughout the school year.

There are three online editions of the journal Idiom each year. There are also resources available for download in the Members Lounge. Recent editions of Practical ideas for the English teacher include - A practical approach to Language analysis, Moving beyond the feature film in years 7-10, Exploring the language in literature When We Were Two and Exploring syntax: creating cohesion and coherence in text. To contribute to these publications, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To support the teaching of VCE English/EAL, VATE produces Inside Stories for all new List 1 texts. As 2016 was the last year of the English Context, notes on the three new texts for the Context are available free to Members in the Members lounge. You can purchase previous Inside Contexts for List 2 texts. To support the teaching of Literature, VATE produces Literature Perspectives on all the new List B texts. VATE has recently published a new resource to support the teaching of VCE Units 3 and 4 English Language - Inside Language is available as a PDF or print.

New resource

Inside Texts is a new resource from VATE that has been developed to support the teaching of the new Unit 4 Area of Study 1: Reading and comparing texts in the VCE English Study Design 2017-2020.

Sample exams

VATE publishes sample examination papers for VCE English, EAL, Literature and English Language each year.

Download the 2016 sample exam order form here.

VATE mail—inserts

Flyers (quantity 1000) contact VATE office for delivery details and deadline dates.

A4 insert (single or double sided - on paper not card) $400

A3 folded insert (paper not card) $600

Booklets (must be under 125g) $800

Enquiries to Josephine Smith Tel: 9411 8500 fax: 9411 8511 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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