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TESOLANZ is the New Zealand association of ESOL teachers in all areas of education. We offer you an opportunity to network with others in the ESOL field, professional development, conferences and expos, and we are also a major representative of the ESOL sector lobbying for the language needs of migrants and refugees. 

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Introducing the 2019 Executive

From left to right:
Christine Hanley (Branches); Marty Pilott (Secretary); Daryl Streat (President); Akata Galuvao (publications); Shireen Junpath (Treasurer); Breda Matthews (Special Interest Groups).

Best Practice Workshop

NATESOL is hosting a Best Practice Workshop in NZCEL assessment on 23 November. The workshop will be facilitated by Julie Luxton and hosted by NATESOL for all teachers who are using NZCEL Unit Standards for ESOL assessment. For more information, use this link.

Professorial Inaugural Lecture

Professor Martin East is an experienced teacher of languages at both secondary and tertiary levels. The title of his lecture is topical and relevant especially in the light of the Te Reo revitalisation, that is happening around Aotearoa. His professorial inaugural lecture will be held at 6.00 p.m., on Tuesday 30th October, at the University of Auckland For details and registration information use this link:

Multicultural Learning and Support Services

(MCLaSS) in Wellington is looking for expressions of interest for an intern to join our governance board. Go here for more information.

ALANZ Symposium
- Is business as usual enough?

 Keynote speaker is Professor Gary Barkhuizen, Head of the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics, Auckland University. The landscape of English language teaching is constantly changing and as teachers contemplate new cohorts of learners, they face this question: Is business as usual enough?  In today’s settings there are new technologies to incorporate into learning and teaching, different teaching spaces becoming available, a need to balance fostering learner autonomy with the pastoral care of students, as well as ensuring that our teaching is relevant to the world our students face.

Essay Competition

Language Teaching and Cambridge University Press have announced the Christopher Brumfit Essay Prize 2018. The essay competition honours one of the founding editors of the journal. For more information go to their website here.

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