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ESOL Online. Every child literate - a shared responsibility.
Ministry of Education.

What professional development and support is available?

Nationally funded teacher professional learning and development

Primary and secondary schools can apply for nationally funded teacher professional learning and development for English language learning and literacy (primary schools) and English language learning and home school partnerships (secondary schools).

System of support including professional learning and development

The system of support on New Zealand Curriculum Online provides links to funding, Ministry of Education resources, and professional associations of interest to teachers of English language learners. 

ESOL professional learning groups

These professional groups provide collegial support and opportunities for teachers of ELLs to develop their professional knowledge and work together collaboratively. Contact Shanley Gamble, Senior Advisor ESOL, at the Auckland MOE office if you want to find out where your closest PLC is and whom to contact Phone: (09) 632 9357 or email shanley.gamble@education.govt.nz  

ELLP professional support modules

These six self-access modules use the English language learning progressions to provide professional support for leaders and teachers.

ESOL Online community mailing lists

These forums provide facilitated collegial email support for teachers and leaders, a place to share ideas, request help and resources, and establish professional relationships.

VLN groups

The Virtual Learning Network (VLN), He kōtuinga ako ā-ipurangi, is an interactive resource provided by the Ministry of Education for all New Zealand educators.

Primary ESOL Online This group is moderated by Janet McQueen. It is a space for all primary teachers and ESOL specialists to share their ideas, resources and issues around meeting the needs of English language learners.

Secondary ESOL Online (VLN) This group is moderated by Breda Matthews. It is a space for is for all secondary teachers and ESOL specialists to share their ideas, resources and issues around meeting the needs of English language learners.

English Language unit standards assessment group This group has been set up by the ELL PLD facilitators to discuss and share experiences and resources preparing for the transition to EL unit standards assessment.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Unit Standards This group is for secondary teachers using the EAP standards for ELLs.

Enabling e-Learning Enabling e-Learning is the Ministry of Education’s online ‘hub’ for ICT-related education resources and programmes in New Zealand.  

Scholarships for Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL)

Having teachers with a Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL) qualification in your school will improve the outcomes for English language learners. The Ministry of Education offer tuition fees scholarships. 

Published on: 23 Jun 2015




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