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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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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).

CLESOL funding assistance

Applications are now closed.


Mini-Expo May 18th, 4-6;30 PM

Wellington High School 

Keynote speaker: Niborom Young

Title: I tried not to cry: 10 journeys and 22 years.

See WATESOL page.

CLESOL 2014 Conference Proceedings

The CLESOL 2014 Conference Proceedings have been published as a special online edition of the Journal and can be found on the TESOLANZ Journal page.

Scholarship opportunity

PhD scholarship/studentship associated with the National Science Challenge – A Better Start project.

‘A Better Start: E Tipu E Rea’ National Science Challenge is a New Zealand-wide research project investigating the impact of culturally responsive literacy, health, and well-being interventions to improve outcomes for children from vulnerable communities. Researchers in this project are seeking an appropriate candidate to undertake work in the area of emergent bilingualism and digital technologies with vulnerable children, in the eastern communities of Christchurch.

For more information contact
Amy Scott, PhD

Research Assistant to 'A Better Start' E Tipu e Rea - Literacy

Grant Opportunities

Dear TESOLANZ members

TESOLANZ is an affiliate of the TESOL International Association, and therefore our members are eligible to apply for grant opportunities.
I am publicising these in case they may be of interest to you.

The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) and ETS TOEFL have asked for assistance in publicizing their grant opportunities:

TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating a range of topics in English language education. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

There are two types of grants offered through TIRF’s DDG program. Information about the two types of grants, as well as eligibility concerns, resource videos, answers to frequently asked questions, and much more can be found at: http://www.tirfonline.org/research-grants/doctoral-dissertation-grants/

Please write to info@tirfonline.org if you have any questions about this announcement, or visit the link above.

New Publication Out

Colleagues at TESOLANZ,

The March 2016 issue of Radical TEFL has been published, and is available as a free download at:http://radicaltefl.weebly.com .This issue contains four full-lesson role plays for secondary class teaching, with teaching notes and permission for use in the classroom. Radical TEFL hopes to publish work which probes problems of secondary school EFL teaching:

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.

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.

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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