Who we are...

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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Turkish job advert scam

We were asked to post an advert for a Turkish school, Kabatas Erkek Lisesi. So far two teachers who received job acceptance have contacted TESOLANZ because of suspicious behaviour on the part of whoever is responsible. We have found the website for the school, if it exists, has been suspended. The ad has been withdrawn and we recommend that anyone who has applied should not make any further arrangements.

Volunteer Webmaster wanted for TESOLANZ

TESOLANZ is looking for one or more volunteers to manage the TESOLANZ website. Training and ongoing support will be provided. If you're interested, please see the Jobs page.

TESOLANZ supports Auckland Languages Strategy

See Nga Reo o Tamaki Makaurau on the Policy page.

AGM and Symposium>

The 2015 TESOLANZ AGM will take place at the University of Otago Language Centre, Dunedin, together with a symposium on "Transitions in ESOL". For more information, including the programme for the day, see AGM and OTAGOTESOL.

New branch in Bay of Plenty?

ESOL teachers in the Bay of Plenty have met in Mt Maunganui with the aim of forming a new TESOLANZ branch.

Inaugural Meeting and one-day mini-conference\:

Day and Date: Saturday, 31st October

Venue: Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Windermere Campus, Tauranga

Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm

Existing and intending members can find more information on the Branches page.

Doctorate and Masterate Scholarships

See Events page

Auckland Events

Refugee Education Conference (1-2 Oct) + PD Workshops for teachers at UniTec (July-Nov)
Both on the AKTESOL page.


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.

See also the CLESOL 2016 page for the CALL FOR PAPERS.

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

Learn to Teach

Where can you learn to teach English - or other languages? Visit the TESOLANZ Directory. Teaching institutions are welcome to send course information for the page - no charge.

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.

Calls for Papers

Academic journals are invited to have their Call for Papers listed on the TESOLANZ website.

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