Connecting with Confidence

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Professional support options


Professional support is tailored to your specific needs. Topics that have been covered so far this year include: assessing using ELLP, course planning, multi-levelling classes, accessing support for students with additional learning needs.



  • book a specified number of hours  to be used as required. Minimum booking - one hour.  

  • half-day session

  • full day sessions


Delivery options


Face-to-Face at your school - suitable for schools in the wider Auckland area and Whangarei


Online: suitable for all schools but particularly those along way from main centres.

Upcoming workshops


ELLP - Assessing English language learners using ELLP

This workshop will examine

  •  diagnostic, placement and monitoring assessment

  •  selecting appropriate assessment tools

  •  the ESOL funding scoring system and benchmarks using ELLP

  •  placing students on the ELLP matrices

  •  managing the assessment process

Delivery options

Face-to-face workshops

Online workshops (small group of six participants)

Workshops for groups of schools arranged on request


Online tools for English Language Learners

This is a practical workshop in which teachers will learn how to use online tools to maximise students engagement and learning:

  • Set up and work up your Google documents. Learn how to set up, share and and work in Google documents

  • Other Google tools includes Google slides and Google forms

  • Additional Online tools. Learn how to use a selection of free and online tools. Tools used will depend on teacher interest

Delivery options

Face-to-face workshop in Auckland: Full day workshop. February 2018

Online (small group of six participants)  Three two hour session spread over three weeks. Cost $120.00


 Recent presentations


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Planning for learning and assessment in multi-level ESOL classes


Previous presentations

Replacing the Red Pen (CLESOL 2016)

Preparing English language learners for tertiary study. (CLESOL 2014)

ESOL Online and assessment tools