6 December 2017

English New Zealand 2017 Conference success

More than 140 delegates and exhibitors took part in English New Zealand's inaugural conference in November, engaging with industry experts and service providers from New Zealand and overseas.

English NZ Conference pic for ENZ
L-R: Olga Elli and Sahinde Pala (ENZ), Jan Clarke (Rotorua English Language Academy), and famil guests Maria Villagomez Sevilla (from Italy) and Maria Camacho Navarro (from Spain).

Held in Auckland, “The Future Face of ELT in New Zealand” featured presentations on all aspects of best practice in the ELT environment: the academic and teaching context, assessment, marketing, management and pastoral care.

Sahinde Pala, ENZ’s Business Development Manager, said the event had something insightful for everyone across the sector.

“The programme was well designed to cater to the various English language professionals who attended, and the line-up of presenters was impressive,” said Sahinde.

“It was particularly motivational to hear ACG’s Marnie Watson endorse collaborative marketing to ensure the profile of New Zealand’s quality reputation is raised even further.”

Also joining the conference was an English New Zealand famil group of study abroad agency representatives from Spain, Italy and France. 

Kim Renner, English New Zealand’s Executive Director said as well as visiting member schools around New Zealand, the representatives appreciated the chance to network and give a market presentation to conference delegates.

“Visiting New Zealand in person to see what we offer is invaluable to them,” said Kim. 

“They provided insights around the use of social media and not underestimating the important role study abroad agencies play in assisting students with their study abroad choices and planning.”

The conference was organised by English New Zealand, with the support of ENZ, Cambridge Assessment English and the Auckland Institute of Studies.

Before the conference, English New Zealand hosted the QALEN Symposium, a forum for representatives of ELT global quality assurance bodies, some of whom stayed on to participate in the conference.

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