CLESOL 2010 Conference
Context & Communication: Mediating Language Learning
Te Horopaki me te Tuku: He Rongoā i te Ako Reo
Date: Friday 1 October – Monday 4 October 2010
Location: King’s High School, Dunedin, New Zealand
The 12th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL, brought to you by TESOLANZ (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages New Zealand) Inc. and CLANZ (Community Languages Association New Zealand) is being held in Dunedin, New Zealand 1-4 October 2010.
Held every 2 years, the CLESOL Conference is a major event on the professional development calendar for everyone involved in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Community Languages and Te Reo Maori.
The conference provides opportunities to hear the latest research and trends in language teaching and learning from early childhood to adult education. It also attracts those involved in the wider sphere of English and international education, immigration and Ministry of Education officials, migrant and refugee workers, private trainers and non-government organisations.
Information will be posted to the CLESOL website as it becomes available:
For registrations of interest, sponsorship and other enquiries please contact the conference organisers:
Paardekooper and Associates
Phone: + 64 4 562 8259
The Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) is looking for an Administrator/Communications Officer to promote the work of DEANZ and support the activities of the organization. DEANZ is the New Zealand Association for Professionals working in Flexible, Open and Networked Education. We are committed to fostering growth, development, research and good practice in these areas.
This is a part-time position of 200 hours per year which can be worked flexibly depending on work flow.
Key responsibilities include promoting DEANZ to members and external groups, keeping the website up-to-date, providing support for the DEANZ Treasurer and ensuring the smooth running of DEANZ.
Applications close Friday 8th May at 4PM.
For further information please consult the job description.
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DEANZ (The Distance Education Association of New Zealand) is a non-profit professional association for people working in the field of open, distance and networked education. We are seeking an energetic, proactive person to assist with communications.
Ideally you will have an education background, and excellent communication skills including experience in developing online communities.
This is a fixed term, part time position: 200 hours over 12 months
Your role is to promote DEANZ to its membership and to external groups and organisations.
Applications close 5pm Friday 28 March 2008.
Contact Sally Rawnsley, President, DEANZ, on email@example.com for a job description.
Send your application which includes a brief CV and a letter of application to Sally Rawnsley.
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