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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.

To find out where your closest PLC is and whom to contact email  [email protected] 

or contact Kirsty MacDiarmid 

[email protected] Phone 09-6329368

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.

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

Updated on: 16 Apr 2019