Languages

Programmes

Our programmes are designed to support strengthening language teaching in schools at primary and secondary levels.

Our Workshops and Immersion weekends are well attended, and for a more structured programme consider our GROW programmes and Strengthening Asia Pacific Language Teaching programmes.

We also have one-off workshops available throughout the year.

GROW Progammes

Build a strong foundation for your language teaching with a year of immersive, inspiring workshops.

Through a mix of face-to-face and online sessions, along with in-school support, the GROW Programme helps you develop language teaching skills to take back to your classroom.

You’ll also form connections with other language-teaching Kaiako, for a strong network of inter-school support.

GROW 3: Leadership for Aspiring and New HODs of Languages

In this programme you will learn about Educational Leadership with a specific focus on how to lead a Languages Department.

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GROW 4: Steering Students Towards Meaningful Spoken Communication

Communication is at the core of the Learning Languages Area of the New Zealand Curriculum. This programme is intended for languages teachers of levels 1-4 of the NZC, who would like to inquire into improving student outcomes, with a particular focus on increasing students spoken use of the language

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GROW 5: Open Inquiry

This GROW programme will help you use the teaching as inquiry model to investigate ways to explore a specific problem of practice.

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GROW 7: Proverbs-Learning in the Deep

This GROW programme is available to any teacher at primary, intermediate and secondary schools of Pasifika languages and Te Reo Māori. This programme aims to challenge teachers’ perspectives of curriculum and task design concerning the place of Pasifika and Māori perspectives in 21st century learning.

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Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching

Our Asia-Pacific programmes support language learning through connections with fluent speakers and other language teachers. Cluster-based and mentored by our facilitator team, the programmes use a combination of face-to-face sessions, online meetings, and in-school support to help teachers develop their language teaching skill sets. There is a language study option with a grant-in-aid available.

SAPLT-NA Grant in Aid

In the current environment, the Grant-in-aid of $500 towards language study which is a part of the Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – North Asia programme is a huge benefit to teachers to have another means of language learning and support at this time.

North Asia CAPE - PACT and SAPLT NA Alumni Event

We warmly invite all former and current participants of our PACT and SAPLT North Asia programmes to attend a workshop day and early evening function with the North Asia CAPE and the Tui Tuia | Learning Circle Languages team.

Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – Latin America

This brand-new programme is for teachers at primary/intermediate and lower secondary school level who wish to develop or enhance a Spanish language programme and who can connect with native speakers in their community.

Workshops – focused learning infusions

Based on specific areas of language, culture, or teaching practice, our one-off workshops are an opportunity for quick, focused knowledge-building.Take a look at our course listings for dates, or if you’d like to organise a one-off workshop for teachers in your area, get in touch.

Tapas Fáciles para Clase

Hands-on group activities are not only effective in providing experiential learning opportunities but also effective in enabling learners to enhance their cooperation and communication skills.

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Nǐ Hǎo-Yun Tan 你好-云坛

Started in June 2022, Nǐ Hǎo-Yun Tan 你好-云坛 is a quarterly online meeting that aims to provide New Zealand Chinese language teachers to get together online once a term to share ideas and discuss challenges.

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茶叙-Tea & Talk

Starting in August, a regular monthly "Chinese Conversation Corner" called "茶叙" - a Tea & Talk through Zoom - will be held.

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Celebrate Moon Festival 2022

The Moon Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated in Chinese culture.

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Immersion Programmes

Fully immersing yourself in another culture is the best way to grow your language knowledge. Our short, intensive immersion courses involve spending two or three weeks in an overseas setting , putting your language knowledge into practice. Designed to help teachers improve their language confidence, cultural understanding, and teaching, these programmes have seen New Zealand teachers travel to Spain, China, Japan, Germany and Tahiti.

Languages Immersion Weekend 2022

If you would like to spend a weekend away in the company of fellow language teachers, using your language and enjoying a variety of activities, then we invite you to apply for our Immersion Weekend in Nelson.

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Immersion Day 2022

Are you going to the NZALT Conference in July this year? Why not join us early for an immersion experience on Saturday 9th July before the conference starts.

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Queenstown Domestic Immersions

The 2022 Language and Cultural Immersion Programmes for teachers of Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish, are an opportunity for teachers to spend five nights in Queenstown soaking up their target language and culture with the Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages team, other selected teachers from around the country and language/culture-specific organisations.

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International Language Assistant Programme

Bring cultural insight, youthful enthusiasm, and authentic language into your school with an International Language Assistant. Through our programme, young native speakers visiting from France, Germany, or Spain can work in New Zealand schools for up to a year, as assistants to language teachers.

National Language Advisers – knowledge and expertise on tap

 With deep knowledge and cultural expertise in their respective languages, our National Language Advisers are a valuable source of insight and advice for teachers all over New Zealand. 

Here’s what our advisers offer:

  • Workshops, courses, and meetings focused on intercultural communicative language teaching.

  • Support, advice, and guidance for schools and teachers developing language programmes.

  •  Information and networking opportunities for language teachers.

  • Advice and guidance around immersion courses, scholarships, and professional development opportunities in New Zealand.

  • Participating in academic and cultural events for language learners.

  • Our French, German, and Spanish Advisers also help students from their home countries experience life in New Zealand through our Language Assistant programme.

Partners & Donors

We provide professional development in language teaching pedagogy across all languages.

Our National Language Advisers provide language & cultural support to teachers of the languages below: