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The New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English

Te Pouhere Whakaako o te reo Pakeha o Aotearoa

Welcome to The New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English. Our aims are to:

  • Promote the teaching of English at all levels of the education system and beyond, and to unite all members in a common purpose
  • Act as a forum where all teachers of English can share ideas and experience;
  • Encourage continuity and liaison in the teaching of English from pre-school to primary to secondary to tertiary levels;
  • Encourage and foster research;
  • Publish material relevant to the teaching of English;
  • Speak authoritatively on behalf of all members on matters of concern related to the teaching of English;
  • Make appropriate representation on matters of concern related to the teaching of English;
  • Lend support to the activities of all teachers of English and their associations;
  • Promote liaison with the international organisations and with other National Associations for the Teaching of English;
  • Promote and facilitate travel to New Zealand by visiting overseas speakers and to encourage and facilitate travel abroad by New Zealand teachers of English.