All PDF unless marked otherwise.
Please remember to renew your membership (April 1)
Coming to Christchurch on October 4-7 (More details to follow)
Contact Kerstin Dofs (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Daryl Streat (email@example.com) with questions
Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 April 2017
Old Government Buildings, Victoria University of Wellington
27 - 29 November, 2017
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Find the updated list here
TESOL Adviser – 2 years, Timor-Leste
Thursday, 9th March, 2017 @ 4:30pm
This session will look at technology in English Language Education and will investigate the role of apps and computers in supporting learning opportunities. It will also outline a couple of frameworks for determining suitability of technology in Education. This presentation is based on a workshop which was done at CLESOL 2016 in Hamilton.
Your CANTESOL will be holding its 2016 AGM towards the end of the year. It would be great to see all of our membership together and share on the past year, as well as prepare for the next.
Thursday, 3 November, 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm - At Riccarton High School - Staff Room
This event will encompass the following:
Keynote Speaker - Sue Sullivan
Sue had the amazing opportunity to attend the previous IATEFL conference and will be sharing her experiences from IATEFL in the UK.
CANTESOL will hold a follow-up meeting based on this year's CLESOL Conference at University of Waikato. Should you be unable to attend CLESOL, or wish to share what you have learned, this is the event for you. In addition, if you are presenting at this year's conference, this is a great opportunity to share with those who were unable to attend.
Saturday, 20 August
Place: Ara Te Puna Wanaka, Coventry Street, Christchurch
CANTESOL is proud to bring you this amazing event. Dr. Paringatai is the winner of a Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award and will be joining us to share teaching methodology. You can read more here. Also, here.
Thursday, 16 June
Place: University of Canterbury, College of Education, Jack Mann Theatre complex, Drama Room
4:00-4:30 - Refreshments (cold drinks and snacks)
4:30-5:30 - Karyn Paringatai
5:30-6:00 - Questions
We sincerely hope to see you there!
The next event will take place at PEETO, 80 Rattray Street in Riccarton on Thursday 10 September. We are planning to tap into the many years of language teaching in our region by inviting teachers to do a five-minute sharing of good ideas. Come along and share or just participate and learn new ideas from your colleagues.
This event is yet another networking opportunity. We will have some snacks and drinks and at the end all members will have the opportunity to participate in the AGM.
Let us know if you have a good idea to share by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The CANTESOL EXPO took place on Saturday 9 May, 10am - 1pm in the Wheki building at Canterbury University.
The CANTESOL EXPO
We had some interesting speakers lined up on the theme of bi- and multilingualism: Stephen May, Una Cunningham, and three community language providers: Mijung Kim from the Korean School, Qi Lubao from Rewialley Chinese School, and Takuya Yamaguchi from the Japanese School. A Maori welcome; a Mihi, including morning tea, started the event. This was an excellent PD opportunity, where the participants could learn about and discuss how TESOL teachers can benefit from knowing more about bi- and multilingualism. It was also a very good network opportunity as we met new and old colleagues and friends.
See our latest Newsletter for more details.
WHAT CAN EDUCATORS LEARN FROM HAMILTON JET’S MIGRANT SUPPORT PROGRAM?
This was the question in focus for the firstpublic meeting of the CANTESOL branch of TESOLANZ on a sunny but cold Thursdayevening in March. Around half of our members turned up, so the committee felt that it is actually worthwhile to work for CANTESOL. However, we felt a bit sorry for the rest of the members who for different reasons could not attend and missed out on this very interesting event and networking opportunity.
Grant Cameron, Human Services Manager at Hamilton Jet, gave an opening talk on the ways in which this company supports its migrant workers and their families. This was followed by questions and discussion exploring issues for migrant integration in business, social and educational settings in Canterbury.
This happened on March 19th 2015.
There were refreshments and networking from 4.00 to 4.30pm and Talk and questions from 4.30 to 5.30pm.
It all happened at PEETO, 80 Rattray Street, Riccarton and participants paid a gold coin entry fee
TALK & DISCUSSION with Richard Cauldwell
Wed 5 Nov 3.45 - 5.30Room E2 Papanui High Langdons Road Christchurch
Wednesday 16th April 2014
The CANTESOL AGM took place on Thursday, 21 November 2013 at the Riccarton Baptist Church,
80 Rattray St at 4:15pm
Guest Speaker: Associate Professor Una Cunningham
English language education has long been an area where technology has been brought to learners
and there is considerable potential for using widely available technology to work with learners'
proficiency in English. Technological development has accelerated and many classrooms are well
equipped. Nonetheless, the needs of the learner are more important than what we can do with the
technology. Learners of English still need to hear, view and read a lot of English, and sometimes to
focus on form, and there are digital tools that can help with this. Likewise, technology offers ways to
meet the need for learners to engage in meaningful communication (spoken as well as written) in
English and interaction with both native speakers and other learners who do not share their first
language. English teaching is a natural arena for the implementation of flipped classroom thinking,
where students access digital and other materials outside of class and use classroom time for
interaction with the teacher and fellow students. In this talk I will look at some tools and ways that
digital practices can be usefully applied to enhance English language learning in New Zealand and
empower English language learners and their teachers.
Got any branch pictures we could display? Please send them to the webmaster.