The Bay of Plenty Branch
of the TESOL Association of Aotearoa New Zealand

Areas covered include the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga and Rotorua


Lynn Nicholls 0272457660 Email

Julie Luxton 0275999263 Email

Secretary: to be advised Email

Treasurer: Liz Signal 07 574 2868 Email


Rob Heath, Liz Love, Sue Rawson, Miriam Allsopp, Julie Miedema, Robynne Andrews, Betsy Boeijen

2018 Notices

Thursday, 17 May
Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, Windermere
5.30 -7.00pm
5.00pm drinks and nibbles
1. Placement Tools- A discussion about how students are placed in classes. Includes a short presentation of the Vital English Placement Test presented by Rob Heath.

2. Engaging speaking activities for fluency and accuracy

Bring along your placement tools and any effective speaking activities to share
Saturday, 28th July
Bay Learning Academy
9.00am -4.00pm
International guest speaker Terry Prosser - professional development day.
Discounted price TESOLANZ members to be advised
Thursday, 18 October
Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, Windermere
5.30 - 7.00pm

CLESOL Conference Insights
CLESOL attendees will share their presentations and/or reflections

2017 Notices

TESOLANZ AGM & SYMPOSIUM - BOPTESOL is very proud to be hosting the AGM on the 21st October at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, Tauranga. We have some amazing speakers catering to Primary, Secondary & Tertiary including; Averil Coxhead, Marty Pilott, Daryl Streat, Breda Matthews, Annette Tate, Mark Dawson-Smith and Liz Signal. Free to members and a small charge of $20.00 for non-members which includes morning tea and lunch.

We had a great day for our TESOLANZ AGM & SYMPOSIUM at Toi-Ohomai with 75 people turning up on the day. A big turnout - many coming from as far as Dunedin, not to mention that it was a long weekend too. Thank you to our speakers for some excellent presentations and to our committee for their hard work and organisation to make this a very successful day. Comments on the day included, great venue, great food, well signposted and a nice touch to have such friendly greeters too! Well done BOPTESOL for all your efforts.

2016 Notices

Second meeting 

Rika and Anna presented their talks for CLESOL, and attendees swapped ideas for writing activities

First meeting

17 February, attended by 21 people. Positions of responsibility were elected.

We swapped ideas for warmers and had a very good meeting with lots of ideas gained by everyone.

Inaugural Meeting and Mini-Conference, Saturday 31 October, 2015

Maree Jeurissen - grammar presentation

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