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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TESOLANZ Executive 2016-7

See the Contacts page for Exec biographies and details and other updated contacts.

ALTAANZ annual conference in Auckland.

This is a forum specifically for teachers. Information can be found here.

Refugee Quota

New Zealand's annual refugee quota will be increased from 750 to 1000 from 2018 - the first increase to the quota in close to 30 years. http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/govt-set-to-raise-refugee-quota/ar-AAgWWbJ?li=BBqdk7Q&ocid=mailsignout

NZQA is inviting applications for panellists

Those who are interested in being on a panel to review English for Academic Purposes unit standards click here to find out more.

Registration for TESOL 2017 in Seattle, Washington, is now open!

The affiliate meetings are included in the organizational meeting schedule. You can read information about this on our Affiliates page.

Research Project

Rachel Matthewman is a third year student at Ara Polytechnic doing a research project on students from Japan and China to discover whether they change their learning styles once they begin studying in New Zealand. To do this Rachel needs to survey ESOL teachers who have taught here in New Zealand. The survey is completely anonymous and only takes a few minutes. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2SRRTKS

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

WaikatoTESOL Members

WaikatoTESOL is inviting and encouraging CLESOL presenters (and others with a goodidea) to present their talk again, for a new audience, at the Waikato TESOLRegional Symposium on 29th October, from 10:00-3:00. Go to theWAIKATOTESOL Branch page for details.

Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work

The latest public events and seminars at the Faculty of Education and Social Work on our conferences and events page.

Jack Richards Lecture

In March 2016 the International TESOL organization as part of their 50th anniversary honoured Jack Richards as one of the 50 TESOL specialists worldwide to have made a significant impact on language teaching in the last 50 years. He will be giving a lecture on 20 October. Details of his lecture are here.

New Publication Out

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:

AGM for Otago TESOL

The AGM will be held on Tuesday the 25th of October. The details of the meeting are on the Otago TESOL page

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 new BOPTESOL page.

Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy 2015-19

See Tertiary SIG page

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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