New tool helps migrants find ESOL courses

If you know of someone who would benefit from enrolling in an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course, there is now an online tool to help them find the nearest course providers. The tool supports one of the five outcomes of the New Zealand Migrant Settlement and Integration Strategy: "English language: Migrants confidently use English in their daily lives."

The tool, which is hosted on the New Zealand Now website, has been developed by Immigration NZ and the Tertiary Education Commission.

The tool is expected to be particularly useful to anyone who has prepaid for ESOL tuition.

Users of the tool will see the closest providers to their location displayed using Google maps and they can select the ones that are approved to provide prepaid tuition.

The tool is designed to be highly user-friendly.

The introduction of the tool supports the uptake of the Pre-purchased English Language Tuition programme and of ESOL programmes in general and contributes to Outcome 3 of the New Zealand Migrant Settlement and Integration Strategy - more migrants confidently use English in their daily lives.

ESOL locator tool