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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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.

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 The ad has been withdrawn and we recommend that anyone who has applied should not make any further arrangements.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.

Auckland Events

PD Workshops for teachers at UniTec (July-Nov)
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).

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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