Languages Grants

The languages team are always looking for new opportunities to support teachers in their development: whether you are wanting to upskill in your target language, implement a new language programme or develop an existing one. If you or your school is looking for funding opportunities, we may be able to help.

Advancing success in learning languages

We offer various grants at different stages throughout the year that will support teachers, their students, and the wider community. Please see below for our available grants and apply for those that may suit your current needs.

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Language and Culture Course Grant

Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages is delighted to be able to offer New Zealand registered teachers of languages the opportunity to apply for funding assistance for further language and culture study.

New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme Grant

Applications for the NZJEP grant are now open. We welcome projects that can be completed safely and in accordance with government restrictions/alert levels, such as online/virtual projects.

Success stories

Hear from past participants recipients:

“The Japan Foundation Sydney Seminar was some of the best professional development I have ever attended. Saito-sensei and her team were able to expertly equip us with accessible and fun cultural and language knowledge we will be able to readily utilise in our own classrooms. It was also a great opportunity to connect and share resources and ideas with other Japanese primary teachers from a variety of different contexts. I highly recommend this opportunity to all teachers of Japanese.”

Steven Woollaston, Elim Christian College
“When I received a birthday card from one of my students I realised again what I value so much about the job of a LA. Being able to support your students with all the kindness they deserve while not being forced to assess. This allows for a certain kind of connection that is hard to establish as a regular teacher.”
Carl (Nonta) Philipp Leifeld, International Language Assistant – German, 2020

Language and Culture Course Grant

We are delighted to be able to offer New Zealand registered teachers of languages the opportunity to apply for funding assistance for further language and culture study. All teachers, and their students, benefit from their being up to date with their language and cultural knowledge.

We encourage all teachers of second languages to continue upskilling in the language they are teaching.  Grants of up to $500 per applicant are available to contribute towards further target language and/or culture study in a course identified by the applicant.

Please contact us for more information.

Chinese Language Support Grant - Centre for Language and Education Cooperation

This fund is to enhance and develop Chinese language programmes within schools.   Tui Tuia Languages will provide grants of up to $10,000 for schools to develop and support their own classroom teachers in order to build a sustainable Chinese language programme within their school.    

Please contact us for more information.

NZJEP


The New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme (NZJEP) was jointly established by the New Zealand and Japanese Governments in the early seventies to create a deeper understanding between the two countries on a broad educational and cultural basis.

The programme funds a broad range of educational and cultural projects by educationalists or artists and the interchange of educational and cultural material through formats such as festivals, exhibitions, performances and conferences, thus enabling relations between the countries to flourish.  

We welcome projects that can be completed safely and in accordance with government restrictions/alert levels, such as online/virtual projects. A total pool of $26,500 across all applications is available.

Please contact us for more information.


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