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Weekly update 17th February

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Last updated by Breda Matthews

Hi everyone,

    Another busy week in the ESOL world. Our conversations have included
We also shared information on 
Bev posted feedback on the new EAP teaching and learning resources. Many thanks for the kind words Bev. The opportunity to work on these resources was a great learning experience and I would like to echo your thanks to the Ministry for this initiative.

New on the Secondary ESOL Online VLN

A new sub-group  has been set up for teachers preparing for the transition to assessment using the new English Language unit standards. This group will enable teachers to quickly access key links, take part in discussions, and to share resources and seek feedback on resources in a supportive environment. The group is moderated by UC Education Plus / Te Tapuae o Rehua Consortium ELL facilitators, Juliet Fry, Simon Crosby, Petronella Townsend, Stephanie Dodd and Julie Luxton. 

You will need to join the VLN if you are not already a member in order to participate. Go to / to join. 

If you are already a member of the VLN already, please click here to find the group. 

Now a couple of housekeeping points!
If you are starting a new conversation please make sure that you change the subject heading. This makes it possible for people to search the archives for conversations in particular topics.
A second issue is that an increasing number of people are emailing me directly rather than via the ESOL Online community. Now whilst I am always happy to hear from people, your questions are a valuable opportunity for the whole community to enter the discussion. You can be sure that if you have a question lots of other people will be pondering the same thing!
Make sure that you are posting your questions to secondaryesol@lists.tki.org.nz
Why not add this email to your contacts and then you won't have to search for it!
On other communities
Primary ESOL Online shared 
Have a great week

Breda Matthews

Facilitator: Secondary ESOL community