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TESOLANZ is the New Zealand association of ESOL teachers in all areas of education. We offer you an opportunity to network with others in the ESOL field, professional development, conferences and expos, and we are also a major representative of the ESOL sector lobbying for the language needs of migrants and refugees. 

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International Mother Language Day 2016

Sunday 21 February

You can download the new Say ‘Hi!’  poster to print, share and publicise this event, or there's the smaller, lower quality bitmapped version that works better for social media.
Greet whānau, friends, colleagues and neighbours in their mother language to celebrate International Mother Language Day.

(More details are on the poster.)

New branch in Bay of Plenty

BOPTESOL took a further step forward with an inaugural meeting and presentation by Dr Margaret Franken of Waikato University.

Her presentation and information about joining BOPTESOL can be found on the Branches page.

TESOL presents "Teaching Pronunciation Differently"

Join a free online course to improve your pronunciation teaching. Information on the Affiliates page. Started 10 January, with useful activity from the start. It may still be possible to join and catch up.

Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy 2015-19

See Tertiary SIG page

Proposed Trial for NCALNE (Voc) - TESOL Option

See the Tertiary SIG page for a proposal to make the NCALNE easier to achieve for qualified ESOL teachers.


The CLESOL committee are pleased to announce the dates and venue for CLESOL 2016.

Date: 14-17 July 2016

Venue: University of Waikato

Please check www.clesol.org.nz for further information, and put this date in your diary.

Papers from previous conferences can be searched on this website or online (using Google, not Google Scholar).

Which Qualification?

Which qualification do you need to become an EFL or ESL teacher in New Zealand or overseas? Find some suggestions on our Directory of programmes. Any institution offering a TESOL programme can advertise their course free.

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