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English in Aotearoa Issue 99


The latest issue of English in Aotearoa has gone to print and will be coming your way very soon. It will be available online from 8.30pm Wednesday 27 May. In the hour prior to that, editor Laura Borrowdale will be streamed live on our Facebook page, in conversation with a number of the contributors. Tune in to hear more about the background to yet another stimulating and exciting edition of our national English Teachers' Journal.


Scholarship and Critical Literacy Online workshop


This workshop looks at the history and development of literary analysis, deep-dives into some literary theories, and then takes you through a crash course in how to teach Critical Texts. It will be facilitated by Sian Evans, author of "Through the Literary Looking-Glass" and NZATE council member. Sian has done a lot of work around AS 91479 and the Scholarship English exam, and has presented widely at conferences in New Zealand, Australia and the USA.


View the powerpoint and a recording of this workshop


Digital Learning Online Workshop


Phillipa Wintle is HoD English at Albany Senior High School where much of the learning takes place digitally, even when schools are open. She is offering to share her expertise with the wider English teaching community.


View the powerpoint and a recording of this workshop


Workshops Terms 1 and 2 in 2020 - Further planning is currently on hold while the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is assessed.


Workshops will cost $50 for NZATE members and $150 for non-members. 3 teachers from each host school can attend for free.


Workshops run from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.


In the workshop, we will interpret the marking criteria to understand what students need to do for Achieved, Merit , Excellence, plus examine ways in which students can achieve the grades in all three external papers.


At present the proposal is to hold workshops in the following centres, although this may still change:


NB venues will be deleted from this list when workshops are full or completed



  • Whangarei

  • Palmerston North

  • Whanganui

  • Hamilton

  • Rotorua

  • Gisborne

  • Napier

  • New Plymouth

  • Nelson

  • Christchurch

  • Timaru

  • Greymouth 25 March (Greymouth High School) - postponed

  • Dunedin

  • Central Otago 26 March (Cromwell College) - postponed

  • Invercargill