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Week 5: Updates and opportunties

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Last updated by Breda Matthews

Hi everyone,

 Last week our lovely community continued to share ELLP matrices written  in ‘student speak’ Thank you to all of those who shared resources and suggestions.


Angela Bland introduced us to ALTAANZ (the Association fot Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand).


Julie Luxton told us how to arrange a Best Practice Workshop in our areas - several successfully ones were organised around the country by our hard-working community members.


I shared a link to the

new Ministry of Education ESOL Update

and news of additional TESSOL scholarships that are now available. There will be more details on this shortly but do consider applying and / or encouraging your colleagues to apply.



Ami Kindler is looking for text suggestions for wide reading levels 1 to 3 on the theme of Identity.

Are there any other suggestions?



8th March - International Women’s Day. See also these School resources


July 13th, TESOLANZ will be hosting a symposium at WINTEC in Hamilton. "Building the Knowledge Base" seeks to connect research and practice in assessment and EAP across all sectors of ESOL.


On other communities

Primary ESOL Online discussed ELLs and Mathematics.

Secondary Literacy Online discussed how to increase critical thinking opportunities.

Have a great week


Breda Matthews

Facilitator: Secondary ESOL community 


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