In Term 1, 2024, Tools 4 Teachers will be offering online webinars on a variety of ESOL related topics as follows:

1. Practical ESOL Strategies

15 March and 9 April 2024

9.30 – 2.00 p.m.(Online)

Two days of practical strategies that can be utilised in either mainstream classroom teaching or withdrawal support programmes.

Content will include:

  • Using the information from the English Language Learning Progressions and/or the ELLP Pathway to design effective learning experiences for emerging bilingual learners.
  • Engaging tasks to build oral language skills
  • Explicit teaching of vocabulary
  • Key resources and how they can be used effectively
  • Planning practical tasks to use in classrooms or ESOL programmes
  • Supporting English language learners with learning to read and write

Suitable for:

  • Teacher Aides/ Learning Assistants
  • Classroom teachers
  • ESOL teachers
  • SENCOs/Learning Support Co-ordinators

Enrolment fees: $380 + GST per person

We will be recording the webinars, so if you are unable to participate on the day you can choose to receive a personal link to view the workshop at a later date. Please note that this link will only be available for 4 weeks and only the enrolled person will be able to view the workshop.

To enrol for these webinars, please click  here and use our online formor contact Jane van der Zeyden or Erin Mckechnie  Ph. 0210376870 Ph. 021 1264846 for more information.

2. Supporting brand new learners of English

Venue:           Online via Zoom

Date:              Monday 15 April

 Time:              9.30 -12.30

 Course content:

  • What’s important for students at early Foundation stage of the English Language Learning Progressions?
  • What type of support programmes do these learners need?
  • How to support them in both mainstream classrooms and ESOL programmes.
  • Where do we start and what vocabulary needs to be explicitly taught?
  • Resources
  • Practical Strategies to use with these learners.


$135 + GST per person

 If you are unable to attend on the day you can opt to get the recorded webinar sent to you to watch at a later date.

To enrol:

Click here to enrol online or alternatively email