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.
Hear Richard Cauldwell (British Council) on the need for a spontaneous speech model of teaching, and Professor Hayo Renders (Unitec) on the use of computer games outside the classroom. More information at AKTESOL and CANTESOL. Also see AKTESOL for a presentation by Professor Jack C Richards.
The OtagoTESOL AGM will take place on Tuesday 21 October at 5:50pm, followed by a panel discussion on students with special needs. More information on the OTAGOTESOL page.
Help CACR with our research
The Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research has three new surveys which we're using to collect data on people using their intercultural skills successfully. This anonymous information will eventually be collated into a fantastic new online tool we're developing which will predict how people work across cultures. We need your help to gather data from relevant people! Go to http://www.victoria.ac.nz/cacr/surveys
Do you need help with travel expenses to attend TESOL 2015 in Toronto? TheTESOL Awards Committee invites you to apply for the Ruth Crymes TESOL Academies Fellowships. The application deadline is 1 November 2014. For more information, please visit the TESOL Awards & Grants Web page.
Visitors to the TESLOLANZ website have steadily increased over the past three years. Average unique visits per month:
2012 - 2200
2013 - 2627
2104 - 3517 (to September)
The highest month ever was July 2014 with 3517 unique visitors - something to with CLESOL!
A great New Zealand site if you're looking for some viewing / listening material. Dowloadable programmes for educational purposes. Take a look at FreeResourceLinks.
Is this Ethnic Affairs policy seriously flawed? Read the policy, the TESOLANZ response,and the reply from Ethnic Affairs on our Policy page.
Final deadline for submission: Friday 14 November 2014. If you are interested in publishing the paper you presented at CLESOL 2014, see CLESOL 2014.
As a result of discussions at CLESOL, TESOLANZ has produce a media release on the needs for a languages policy. See the Policy page.
Dr Graeme Couper from AUT is undertaking research into teacher cognition of pronunciation in order to provide a clearer picture of what teachers think and do about pronunciation and what needs they may have in terms of support and guidance. The first stage of this research is a short online survey. To find out more and to take the survey, please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NZpronteaching
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.
Academic journals are invited to have their Call for Papers listed on the TESOLANZ website.
The ESOL Directory lists TESOL courses free of charge. This page is now open to all ESOL/EFL schools to list their details, also free of charge.
Become a member of TESOLANZ to be informed, keep in touch, join in and show your support of our work.