From the Director of the University of Auckland English Language Academy,
To our valued partners,
Today the NZ Prime Minister has announced that New Zealand has moved to a Level 3 status, and will move to a Level 4 status at midnight on Wednesday. (please see below links for information on what the different levels mean).
To ensure that the ELA follows Government guidelines, we have made the following decisions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all of our students and staff:
Tuesday 24 March – will be a non-teaching day to allow time for teachers to make final preparations for teaching on-line.
Wednesday 25 March – classes and all teaching will be delivered online.
From Thursday 26 March – all ELA staff will be working from home, and all students will receive classes online. I’d like to reassure you that the ELA is still very much operational and our staff are all still available as they work from home.
All of our ELA students are being contacted today to check on the devices and internet access that they have access to. We are also supporting students with their study plans and pastoral support around their safety and wellbeing. I would like to reassure you that we will be in continual and daily contact with all of our students and will work with them to either continue their studies online, or assist them with arrangements to return home.
Below are some useful links for your information. Please note that we will be keeping our website updated regularly with all information HERE.
For information on the different COVID-19 Alert levels -click HERE
For a copy of the PM’s announcement - click HERE
For information on the NZ Government’s response to COVID-19 - click HERE
Meantime, I’d like to personally extend my heartfelt sympathies to all of you who are currently experiencing difficulties. We are deeply aware of the challenges and uncertainty facing our industry at this time and our hearts and thoughts are with you all.