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

About this site

ESOL Online is a site for primary and secondary teachers of English language learners in New Zealand and internationally. English Online and Literacy Online are sister sites of this site. 

For further information on this site email  [email protected]

The principles that underpin the sites

  • All learners can achieve.
  • Content and pedagogical knowledge is essential for effective instruction.
  • Knowledge of students’ progressions is critical to meeting students’ diverse needs.
  • Students need responsive and personalised instruction.
  • Teaching decisions should be based on evidence of students’ strengths and needs.
  • Teaching and learning sequence tasks need to have a clearly defined pedagogical rationale.
  • Teachers’ ongoing inquiry into the impact of their teaching decisions is essential for providing effective differentiated instruction.
  • Ongoing inquiry into underachievement is a key to schooling improvement.
  • Practice is informed by contemporary research and thinking.

Updated on: 17 Jan 2018