News & Events
News updated: 30 March 2021
DynaSpeak will be closed for the Easter Holidays this long weekend.
There will be no NZCEL classes on Friday 2nd April and Monday 5th April.
All NZCEL classes will resume again on Tuesday 6th April, 2021
DynaSpeak moves all NZCEL programmes online during COVID – 19 Lockdown 2020
When the government announced New Zealand had to move to full lockdown on March 25th 2020 to protect the population from the highly contagious COVID – 19 virus, DynaSpeak was able to quickly move all its classes online. This transition was possible because every NZCEL programme already had an online component, familiar to students as “DynaSpeak Online”. Now the teachers have added new elements so that DynaSpeak Online Plus enables all the NZCEL programmes to be 100% online.
Teachers working in online teams have been busy creating new interactive resources, posting weekly videos, meeting with classes in Google Meets, and making sure individual students are managing with the new ways of doing things. DynaSpeak’s Academic and IT support have provided guidance to teachers in an all-out team effort.
Students have been able to meet with their teachers face to face online or communicate via online chat, to discuss any questions about homework or class tasks. They’ve also been able to discuss any issues with unfamiliar technology and have been enjoying working together with their classmates in the new online ‘Classrooms’.
Teachers say students are motivated to learn and have enjoyed being able to maintain their learning process during the weeks of lockdown. All New Zealanders are adjusting to a changed world, and DynaSpeak students have shown they are ready for the challenge.