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Breda Matthews

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Contact email: bredamatthews@gmail.com
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About me

I live in Warkworth and have worked in ESOL for more years than I care to admit! 

I currently work in professional development, resource writing, facilitate the Secondary ESOL Online community and teach at Massey University.

Between 2010 and 2014  I was a member of a team that designed and built the ELLINZ Online blended learning programme for the Ministry of Education, now known as the ACCEL. I was responsible for the development of all content and between 2012 and 2014 led the team as ePrincipal. This online blended learning programme provided ESOL lessons for students in years 7 to 13 and gave me the opportunity to build skills in the area of online content creation and effective delivery in an online environment.

I have developed teaching and assessment resources for ESOL and EAP standards for the Ministry of Education and NZQA.  Most recently I have produced summative assessment resources for English language unit standards and am offering in workshops and online support for teachers via my website, the English Language Resource Centre

Follow my blogs on the secondary ESOL Online group or at http://bredamatthews.blogspot.co.nz

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  • Andrew Hancock

    Hi Brenda, just wondering what might be a good starting point for finding ideas and or suggestion for texts for student use with US 31006 Read and understand a range of straightforward written texts independently Level 2 ? Would ESL news New Zealand be generally in terms of vocabulary range 1500 words and in terms of language as a website resource for reading?
    Any help with selection of possible texts would be appreciated .

  • MPenEng

    Hi Breda. I have updated my profile as you asked. Have I done enough for you to approve my membership to the group? Thanks!

  • Breda Matthews

    All done. Let me know if there are any problems.

  • Lisette Williams

    Hi Breda. I have updated my bio as you requested, just wondering if you could please approve my membership to the group? Thanks.

  • Allanah King

    Tēnā koe Breda,

    Welcome to the iPad group on the VLN.

    There are lots of great resources to be found here particularly in the discussions and bookmarks.

    Please have a good look around and join in the discussions.

    Let us know if there is something you would like particular assistance with.

    Cheers

    Allanah

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