Promoting and supporting ESOL around Hamilton and the Waikato, Waikato TESOL host quarterly workshops and sessions for professional development, networking and great food. Our members represent the primary, secondary, tertiary, migrant and refugee sectors.
2019 was another successful year for the branch; sessions were in response to professional development needs identified through the TESOLANZ national survey and covered Assessment, Writing, Programme Design and English in the Workplace. In addition, we hosted the first Assessment and EAP symposium, which brought together leading practitioners and researchers in the field. The national AGM brought members from across the country to share ideas and experience the wonderful weather and excellent hospitality of the Waikato.
MANATESOL is the Manawatu Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
MANATESOL is actively involved in promoting second language teaching in the Manawatū. We do this through organising regular workshops and seminars featuring some of New Zealand’s premier second language educators.
PALMERSTON NORTH, the home city of MANATESOL, has a large non-native English speaking population and a number of centres for second language teaching, linguistics and TESL, including Massey University, Universal College Of Learning, Education Training Consultants (ETC), Queen Elizabeth College and International Pacific College. In addition, the Home Tutor Program and Open Learning Centre have a significant presence in the local TESOL environment. Primary and secondary schools provide support for many children whose parents are associated with these tertiary and PTE establishments.
MANATESOL extends from Taranaki in the north, down to Levin in the south.
Contact: Nicky Riddiford
WATESOL supports ESOL teachers in the Wellington region by providing a number of opportunities each year to network and to attend professional development events such as seminars, workshops and mini conferences. Branch activities are organised by a committee which is made up of representatives from the primary, secondary, tertiary, polytechnic, PTE and NGO sectors.
Interests of WATESOL include
- suggestions and resources for teaching language skills at all levels;
- supporting ESOL students in schools;
- cross-cultural awareness;
- current issues in the TESOL area;
- innovations in language teaching; and
- using technology in language teaching.
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
- Annette Vartha (secretary), Nelson College for Girls
- Trish Standring, English Language Partners
- Sarah Thornton, NMIT
- Stephen Knoef, Nelson College
- Julie Bytheway, NMIT
- Joenne Mulvena, NMIT and ELP
NATESOL’s main area of activity is sharing TESOL resources and activities at within secondary and community sectors, particularly to support beginner learners who are recently arrived migrants. An additional focus is fostering linkages between providers who support former refugees into work and successful settlement with English language a key to this.
Contact: Kerstin Dofs
The CANTESOL committee is highly committed to providing quality professional development opportunities for its members. Guided by TESOLANZ, we endeavour to meet the needs of all sectors in our broad membership demography. Representatives from all of the sectors on the CANTESOL Committee means that we can cater for the many different needs amongst our members.
Networking and learning are the main objectives in our branch. We make sure there is ample time to meet and talk in more informal situations at every event that we organise. The events often take place in the afternoon, so we provide refreshments, snacks and coffee or tea, to enjoy after a long day of work, whilst interacting with colleagues and friends in the CANTESOL branch.
Purpose of TESOLANZ and therefore also for CANTESOL:
- To promote the professional interests of its members and cater for their needs.
- To promote the interests of learners of English as an additional language and cater for their needs.
- To co-operate with community language groups in identifying and pursuing common goals.
- To publish research, material and other documents appropriate to the association’s aims.
- To affirm the maintenance of Te Reo Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi.