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The Treaty is important to all New Zealanders

Dr Ingrid Huygens and Raewyn Bhana, trainers from Tangata Tiriti-Treaty People, present a 45-minute webinar:
The Treaty is important to all New Zealanders’.

The webinar covers:
•         Why the Treaty is important to all of us
•         Why Maori made arrangements for newcomers in the treaty
•         The text of the Treaty
•         Where the English version of the Treaty came from
•         What NZers should do today

Spring and autumn series

The spring and autumn series are 15-minute webinars on a variety of topics.

If you are looking for teaching tips or are interested in intercultural awareness, click on the webinar title to view each recording.

Kiwi slang
View a teacher-led presentation on teaching Kiwi slang.  You can also access the related teaching resources and powerpoint slides.

Three cheers for pragmatics
Pragmatics encapsulates all the non-language skills needed to adapt our language for different occasions, different people, different situations: in other words, it’s about the context. As part of your sterling work as an ESOL tutor, you teach and model pragmatics all the time.

The secret life of verbs
A verb is a doing word, right? In English – yes, sometimes.
At other times verbs pop up in various disguises, much to the dismay of learners and the frustration of their tutors. Is it possible to impose some order on the wayward behaviour of these essentials? Dorothy makes a 15-minute attempt to do just that!

Dorothy Thwaite
Dorothy is ESOL Programmes Manager for ELPNZ after a number of years spent in the teaching and learning of languages. Dorothy is a grammar enthusiast by inclination and an active member of the Society for the Protection of the Apostrophe.

How English pronunciation makes listening difficult
Learners often complain that it’s difficult to understand Kiwis because they speak so fast. But why? Find out what happens to the sounds of English when spoken at natural speed, and why this makes it even harder for non-English speakers to understand.

Natalie Greenly
Natalie has taught ESOL since 1993, in language schools, one-to-one and in community classes. She has a keen interest in pronunciation and teaches a specialised class at Parnell community centre. Natalie is Resource Coordinator and Tutor Trainer for ELP Auckland Central.

Making friends with the LPS
Do you ever wonder what exactly is the difference between a level 1 and a level 2? Do you want to know what to do when your learner says she is a 5 and you think she is really a 4? This presentation introduces you to some resources that can help you make judging LPS levels easier.

Jo de Lisle
Jo de Lisle has worked in tertiary ESOL for many years, in teaching, curriculum development and assessment. She is the current manager of ELPNZ’s Waikato centre and, until December 2012, was a project developer with the ESOL Programmes team at National Office.

Using learner recordings to moderate LPS Q3&4
As the focus is on how to moderate questions 3 and 4 from the LPS, I have recorded a small sample of learners using identical open-ended questions. We will listen to each recording, briefly attempt to give each learner a score and discuss the usefulness of this approach.

Maddy Harper
Maddy has worked with ELPNZ’s Wellington centre for 12 years, coordinating English Language Groups (ELGs), the ELG Literacy Focus group and the English for Employees (E4E) programme. She provides training assistance and resource support to home tutors and ELG/E4E teachers.