ELTANZ Blog

Introducing ELTANZ

Blog of a lifetime language learner.

Let me introduce myself: I’m Gillian Claridge, the director of an online English language teaching company called ELTANZ. So, you’ve probably guessed that English is my native language, and you’d be right.

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Greetings, fellow teachers and language learners.

Every day I am amazed at the English language competence of people who have come to New Zealand to live, but whose native languages are not English. And it is certain that one reason for the success of people who learn English as a second language, is immersion these people are immersed in English from day 1, and for that reason they are intrinsically motivated to learn.

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Motivation and Confidence

Motivation and confidence What do language students need most of all?  Two things near the top of my list are motivation and confidence. If you…

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