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What's on your mind for Term 2?

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Last updated by Breda Matthews

Hi everyone,

    Why not start a conversation on your burning issues for this term? What issues are important for your schools?


  • School wide provision and PD for mainstream teachers?

  • Programme planning for your ESOL classes?

  • New arrivals - assessment, and placement?

  • Changing to the new and revised unit standards?

  • Something else?


Share what’s on your mind with the community!


Continuing conversations.


Add to Tonya’s thread on novels for our students


and hairdressing training for a Syrian student.


On a related issue you or your students might be interested in this text on Jordanian women plumbers which raises several issues from work and equity to water shortages.


Keep up-to-date with events in your area and your colleagues on TESOLANZ Facebook page TESOLANZ Talk. Current topics include modern learning environments and ELLs, ways to check understanding, international students as ‘cash cows”.




Ramadan - there are useful resources on the British Council’s site Learn English Teens  and Learn English Kids - videos, worksheets and transcripts.

Refugee Symposium Monday 26 August, AUT Refugee Education Centre Cost $30.00 email sarah.paget@aut.ac.nz


Expanding Oral Language in the Classroom Dr. Jannie Van Hees. Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019 Venue: The Hub Toitū Pōneke Community and Sports Centre (next to the Wellington Aquatic Centre) 49 Kilbirnie Crescent Kilbirnie Cost: Wellington Literacy Association members - $35.00 Non-members - $50.00 Time: 4.30pm – 6.00pm. TO ENROL, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NAME, SCHOOL AND THE NAMES OF TEACHERS ATTENDING TO Melinda: wgtnlitassoc@gmail.com


TESOLANZ symposium  "Building the Knowledge Base" connecting research and practice in assessment and EAP across all sectors of ESOL. Date: July 13th, For further information please email either to Mark Dawson-Smith (mark.dawson-smith@wintec.ac.nz) or Daryl Streat (daryl.streat@lincoln.ac.nz).


Bullying Free NZ Week 13–17 May 2019


Matariki from 10 June 2019


Upcoming languages weeks

New Zealand Sign Language Week 6–12 May 2019

Sāmoa Language Week 26 May–1 June 2019


Have a great week



Breda Matthews

Facilitator: Secondary ESOL community 


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