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Daryl Streat

MA (TESOL), Grad Dip Business, BSc, CELTA


I was born in Lower Hutt, but was raised in Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, and Austria. I returned to New Zealand for a brief period to complete my initial tertiary studies, and since then I've lived in Taiwan, returning to New Zealand in 2015. I am currently Head of Programme for pre-degree English Language (EAP) at Lincoln University, in Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) of Aotearoa (New Zealand). My background is in TESOL and I've worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, and academic manager across a range of sectors.

My primary interests are in the areas of international student experience and TESOL leadership/advocacy. I have a strong desire to ensure, in my current working context, to make the utmost effort to ensure that the academic and social needs of our newest residents are met. In addition, I keenly believe that the role of the TESOL practitioner is becoming increasingly important, requiring a more central role in educational delivery and planning. I am a strong advocate of the appropriate use of technology to enhance learning opportunities.

I affirm that there is a strong need for language policy in Aotearoa to continue the regeneration of te reo Māori, strengthen the position of New Zealand Sign Language, and support the maintenance of minority languages. In conjunction with this, language policy and planning must support the development of English proficiency to ensure the success of all in both education and society.

Finally, as interim president of TESOLANZ, I will continue the work of past presidents and serve the stakeholders in the TESOL sector.


Dr Marty Pilott

PhD, MA(Hons), DipTchg, DipTESL, DipMgt, CertPubPol

Membership, Secretary, Web Liaison

I have just completed a doctorate on the features of pronunciation needed by migrants to integrate into NZ society and find work and have been on the TESOLANZ Exec since 1996 as either President or Secretary plus web manager or liaison.

Since I was 16 I have been an incorrigible etymologist, phonologist and acquirer of languages, dictionaries and unusual words (I have discovered that I am ambisinistrous, which means equally clumsy with both hands!) After studying languages and linguistics I spent three years OE living in various Asian countries. My first teaching experience was for the British Council in Esfahan, Iran. I have taught secondary English and written and edited English textbooks, but have worked in ESOL since 1990 when I joined WATESOL and have written How to Teach a Language. I have taught at WelTec, was a TEC advisor for two years and managed two Wellington PTEs. I have been on a range of government committees and have run workshops at most CLESOL conferences. I am now Programme Manager for ESOL at Whitireia Community Polytechnic.

Outside of TESOL I enjoying collecting and restoring old dictionaries, Toastmasters, acting, and driving a Suzuki Boulevard cruiser.


Shireen Junpath

BA, BA Hons, PG Dip, PG Dip TESSOL, M.Ed (Hons)

I am a Professional Teaching Fellow in the Teaching and Learning Unit of the Business School at the University of Auckland. In my current role I am part of the First Year Experience project which involves providing Academic Skills support for undergraduate and postgraduate students. A key focus of the role is to provide the context through which the needs of our diverse group of first year students in study skills; cognitive processes; language skills and linguistics can be addressed. Other dimensions of my role include Training and Mentoring Graduate Teaching Assistants.

My teaching journey began in South Africa where I taught English at secondary level and served as an external examiner for English for the National Matriculation Examination. In New Zealand I taught at both primary and secondary schools where my responsibilities included being Assistant Head of English, Teacher in charge of Literacy and Associate teacher to trainee teachers. As Teacher in charge of Literacy I worked with staff in developing a language across the curriculum programme. I am passionate about language teaching and learning and this commitment encouraged me to complete a Master's degree in Education and the Grad Dip TESSOL at the University of Auckland.

In South Africa, I was actively involved in the promotion of language and served on a number of community-based cultural bodies including a national body involved with the promotion of language and culture. A key responsibility of this role included presenting a children's programme in Hindi and English on a radio station. This was a rewarding experience as I had the opportunity to inspire young learners of Hindi.

I have been a TESOLANZ member for a number of years and I look forward to serving on the National Executive as Treasurer.


Christine Hanley

Branch Liaison

Christine Hanley works as an English languageteacher in Professional and Continuing Education at Massey University, AlbanyCampus, where she teaches on the Advanced Direct Entry English and Foundationprogrammes. She began her career ineducation as a primary school teacher before moving into adult education andteaching English at Unitec for a number of years. During this time, Christine was also chair ofAKTESOL and a member of the TESOLANZ National Executive. She worked in a variety of management rolesin the public sector, including AIMHI coordinator and director of a nationalevaluation project undertaken by University of Auckland, before her most recentreturn to teaching.


Annette Tate

M Ed, Trained teachers' certificate (TTC) endorsed with Speech Therapy; CTEFLA (Cambridge); Graduate Diploma in TESSOL


Kia ora

I came to ESOL teaching fairly recently after working as a speech language therapist and special needs teacher for many years. Once I began ESOL teaching in a large Auckland primary school I quickly realised I needed to learn more and completed my Graduate Diploma in TESSOL at the University of Auckland. Once this was finished a wonderful year as a primary ESOL facilitator at Team Solutions followed, working with teachers and English language learners all over Auckland. After a move to Dunedin with my husband in 2011 I completed my M Ed in online English language learning.

Being involved in English language teaching has given me the joy of meeting and working alongside many wonderful students and teachers. The TESOLANZ website states the purpose of the association is to promote the interests of English language learners and teachers, and that is a goal that resonates with my heart.


Breda Matthews

SIG Liaison

Breda Matthews works as teacher and ESOL facilitator. She has been a member of NZQA project advisory groups and panels developing EAP, ESOL and English language unit standards. She has also worked as an ESOL and English language unit standards NZQA moderator. She has developed assessment resources and teaching and learning materials for ESOL, English Language and EAP standards for both NZQA and the Ministry of Education. She currently runs her own company providing professional development and assessment resources and works part time at Massey University, Albany Campus.


Dr Akata Galuvao

I have been a teacher in New Zealand for several years. For many years I taught English (as a second language) to new migrants at the Aorere College Community Education Centre. In 2010, I worked for Learning Media Limited as a Professional Learning Facilitator. I am currently the Head of the English Language Department at Otahuhu College. Being involved in English language teaching has given me the opportunity to work alongside many wonderful students, teachers and parents. I have just completed a doctoral study on assessment. This study highlights issues that are taken for granted in the design and practice of standardised reading tests in New Zealand primary schools. These issues include the debatable conclusions drawn about students and their achievements, given the inescapable biases in the standardised test papers. The study emphasises that students are effectively assessed so their learning needs are objectively identified and catered for.


Jane Dudley
Membership Secretary
Athlyn Watt
Secondary SIG Coordinator
Gwenna Finikin
Primary SIG Coordinator
Tel. 021 144 5635

Ailsa Deverick
Tertiary SIG Coordinator

Erina Hunt

Elizabeth Brugh
Web Manager
Tel. 09 921 9999

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