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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According to new TEC rules, ESOL teachers on Level 1 and 2 SAC-funded programmes such as NZCEL will be required to hold NCALE, a full-time 18-month qualification for literacy teachers. TESOLANZ opposes this move. For further information see the Tertiary SIG page.

Refugee Resettlement

If you are interested in refugee resettlement you will find the following report by Jody Lynn McBrien on government policies and their effects very enlightening.


Auckland Languages Strategy

A diverse group of representatives from language organisations, communities, academics and local government has been working towards an Auckland Languages Strategy, and they want your comments. Please read the following:

Letter from Susan Warren

Nga Reo o Tamaki Makaurau Draft Action Plan for consultation Nov 2014

Auckland Languages Strategy Feedback and Information Sheet

CACR Surveys

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

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.

TESOLANZ newsletter

Newsletters from 1999 to May 2014 are archived on the Newsletter page

Have you seen Etv?

A great New Zealand site if you're looking for some viewing / listening material. Downloadable programmes for educational purposes. Take a look at FreeResourceLinks.

Language and Integration in New Zealand

Is this Ethnic Affairs policy seriously flawed? Read the policy, the TESOLANZ response,and the reply from Ethnic Affairs on our Policy page.

Teachers wanted to participate in a survey on pronunciation teaching practices and beliefs of English language teachers in New Zealand.

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?

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.

List your school here!

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.

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