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Webinar recordings

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, suggestions for observing your teaching staff or are interested in intercultural awareness, click on the webinar title to view each recording.

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.
Tune in and learn more!

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 ELPNZ's Auckland Central centre. 

Observations without tears - appraising tutors
As a manager or coordinator you will be involved in appraising tutors by observing them in their role. How can you make sure the observation process is a positive experience that ensures the tutor gains value and feel valued?

Paul Naidu
Paul is manager of ELPNZ's Dunedin centre. A teacher by profession, he has a TESOL qualification and joined the organisation in 2008. Paul has been involved in tutor observation as part of ELPNZ’s Teacher Accreditation process and is one of the pioneers of ELP’s Teacher Accreditation team with six teachers from Dunedin having successfully completed the process.

 'Oops, your bias is showing!'
 How unconcious thinking affects the way we view others
 
Everyone has bias – even people involved with ELPNZ! Often we assume that bias is only negative, but sometimes a positive bias can be  just as limiting.

To check out your own biases before this webinar, visit Project Implicit and take some of the tests there. You may be surprised.

Jenny Magee
Jenny is a champion of diverse, inclusive, workplaces and communities. A coach, trainer and speaker, Jenny is the creator of Conversity cards (www.conversity.co.nz) and the editor of New to New Zealand - Ethnic Communities in Aotearoa: A Handbook.
Jenny has worked in and around ELPNZ since 1989, (yes, she is that old!) and has a wealth of practical experience, knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity. To learn more about Jenny, visit www.jennymagee.com

Life in Dili
Jenny spent a semester in Timor-Leste as a visiting teacher at the National University, having spend some time there as a volunteer six years ago. She shows photos of living and working and Dili, and backgrounds some of the challenges and achievements for both teachers and learners there.

Jenny Field
Jenny Field is a former manager of ELPNZ's Waikato centre. She is interested in ESOL Literacy teaching and learning and has worked in many associated roles in this area. More recently, she has become interested in Computer Assisted Language Learning and the role of digital libraries in language learning and is currently teaching over in Dili, East Timor.

Presenting ELP’s learner group profiles – Chinese learners
2,214 Chinese learners received ELPNZ services in 2011 – they represent our largest ethnic group. Khadra presents a profile of ELPNZ’s Chinese learners that reveals some surprises!

Khadra Mohamed
Until November 2012, Khadra Mohamed was the Project and Development Coordinator Client Relationships for ELPNZ. Her work focussed on involving English language learners and their communities in ELPNZ governance, management, service design and delivery. She also coordinated the Ethnic Advisory Group.

The art of making people feel welcome
Belonging to the English Language Partners' family helps us find our place within the wider New Zealand community. While language is fundamental, belonging is really about how we make people feel. So, what do you do to make people feel welcome? Whether they are learners, volunteers, colleagues or community, it’s the little things that really count.

Jenny Magee
Jenny is a champion of diverse, inclusive, workplaces and communities.
A coach, trainer and speaker, Jenny is the creator of Conversity cards (www.conversity.co.nz) and the editor of New to New Zealand - Ethnic Communities in Aotearoa: A Handbook (2011).
Jenny has worked in and around ELPNZ since 1989, (yes, she is that old!) and has a wealth of practical experience, knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity.
To learn more about Jenny, visit www.jennymagee.com

More webinar recordings are available in TUTOR RESOURCES