TESOLANZ is the New Zealand national association of teachers and tutors of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at all levels of education from pre-school to tertiary. The Association was formed at the Second National Conference on Community Languages and ESOL in Wellington in August 1990, and became an incorporated society in 1994. It is affiliated to the international associations Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Inc. (TESOL) and the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).

Who are we?

TESOLANZ is a not-for-profit organisation formed by its members. If you want to know who to contact in your local area, or contact for a Special Interest Group, membership, newsletter, CLESOL board or the Executive, then go to Who We Are.

What are the purposes of TESOLANZ?

  • 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 Maori under the Treaty of Waitangi.


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Certificate of Incorporation as an Incorporated Society

IRD confirmation of Not For Profit status

CONSTITUTION as amended at the 2015 AGM.

Guidelines for Life Membership

What can TESOLANZ offer you?

  • Practical workshops on teaching ESOL.

  • A professional network and opportunities to meet other ESOL teachers facing the same challenges

  • Newsletters and journals with information, ideas, advice and contacts.
  • News about conferences and publications.
  • A forum for opinion.
  • Information on ESOL research and developments.

Pictures are from the 2006 CLESOL Conference held in Taradale, Napier

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