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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MCLass is looking for a manager

Information on the Jobs 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 see AGM and OTAGOTESOL.


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.

Tertiary Special Interest Group Report

ILN (that is, Intensive Literacy and Numeracy) courses are now exempt from the TEC requirement that teachers hold the NCALE (National Certificate in Adult Literacy Education). However, NZCEL Level 2 (that is, non-literacy ESOL classes) still require NCALE. See the report on the Tertiary SIG page.

Migrants and Jury Service

What happens when a migrant, still learning English, is summoned for jury service? The official guidelines suggest that if they can have a conversation in English they should be able to serve on a jury. President Hilary Smith has written a paper on this subject which was sent to the Ministry Justice. They have now replied, and both the report and response can be seen on the policy page.

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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