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Websites for tutors

TESOL, ESOL and literacy

Community, resources

  • Together we make a nation Video stories of four New Zealand women who are former refugees. They talk about the journey they took to travel here and about the conflict they have come from. The site uses an ‘interactive documentary’ style - you can interact with a range of multimedia options.
  • Citizens Advice Bureau offers help in many languages. CAB Language Link's 4 busiest languages, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic and Korean, are available from 9am to 4pm, Mon- Fri. All other languages are rostered. If a particular language line is busy or if people call outside office hours, a voicemail in the ethnic language followed by English asks them to leave a message.The email service is available in 8 languages; Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Hindi.
  • Literacy Aotearoa Provides one-to-one tutoring in reading, writing and numeracy for adults who are native English speakers.
  • CommunityNet Aotearoa Information about community and voluntary groups in NZ.
  • New Kiwis Provides employment information and links for migrants. By the Auckland Chamber of Commerce
  • Multicultural New Zealand Established in 1989. Acts as an umbrella organisation for the ethnic communities of NZ. Primary role is to advocate, lobby, support and share information among New Zealand's ethnic communities.
  • Greenpeace NZ Information on NZ environmental issues raised by Greenpeace. Videos, press releases, calls to action  etc 

New Zealand government, agencies

  • Elections NZ Information in 21 languages: English, Maori, NZ Sign, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Cook Islands Maori, Farsi - Persian, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Niuean, Punjabi, Samoan, Somalian, Thai, Tokelauan, Tongan and Vietamese.
  • New Zealand Government Online Information about government services
  • New Zealand Immigration Service Information for people from other countries who want to live and work in NZ
  • Office of Ethnic Affairs Information about community groups and funding sources. Runs telephone interpreting service (Language Line).
  • Human Rights Commission Information in 14 languages. Alos the Race Relations Commission’s Diversity Action Programme
  • Ministry for the Environment Wide range of publications on environmental issues. Pamphlets, information sheets, guidelines on topics such as waste, urban, oceans, Treaty and iwi issues.


  • Idealist International site with questions and answers about managing not-for-profit organisations.
  • World Volunteer Web International information and resources about volunteers
  • BBC Country Profiles History and current issues of countries around the world
  • UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation