Link to English Language Arts Council website
The English Language Arts Council (ELAC) believes that students explore and explain their inner and outer worlds through language and that the role of the teacher is to enhance each student's learning in the language arts. To facilitate this, the Council strives to improve language arts teaching at all levels.
The ELAC encourages members to share ideas in order to become better informed about current practices in teaching language arts. Thus, the Council acts as a liaison with regional councils throughout the province as well as with national and international organizations, such as the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). ELAC provides opportunities for learning and implementing classroom strategies as well as information about evolving technology. In addition, ELAC provides a forum for the expression of concerns and ideas related to English language arts.
ELAC sponsors an annual conference and assists with joint council and regional conferences. In addition, ELAC sponsors an annual writing competition for all levels and publishes the winning works in a yearly publication.
The ELAC publishes the Alberta Voices journal.
Contact information for the executive members of the English Language Arts Council is provided to assist the ATA in conducting its professional and business affairs.
English Language Arts CouncilCouncil Executive