Advancing success in learning languages

Advancing success in
learning languages

Build your skills and strengthen your language teaching practice with one of our hands-on workshops or programmes.

We offer programmes, workshops, in-person classroom support, online support and resources to help strengthen language learning in New Zealand schools, and many of our services are fully-funded.

We also advocate for language learning and language maintenance in New Zealand schools.

Just need access to some teaching  resources or want to know the latest research? Join our vibrant community.

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:

We can help you and your school build sustainable language learning programmes that meet the needs of your students, schools and communities, by providing tailored support building on your skills, strengthening your knowledge and grow your love of language teaching. 

Our role includes working with you to build programmes as well as providing workshops, online support and resources via our virtual community.To find out more email tuituia.languages@auckland.ac.nz

What we do

  • Provide funded PLD to sustain teacher pedagogy

  • Develop a robust and sustainable language programme

  • Strengthen an existing language programme

  • Support the development of teacher efficacy

  • Improve outcomes for students taking languages

  • Explain the value of learning a language to students in the wider context of all their learning

  • Highlight career opportunities for students of languages

  • Help schools build international links

  • Plan and run cultural events to create a multicultural environment

  • Develop a robust and sustainable language programme

  • Strengthen an existing language programme

  • Develop your skills as a middle leader

  • Plan and run cultural events to create a multicultural environment

  • Improve outcomes for students taking languages

  • Explain the value of learning a language to students in the wider context of all their learning

  • Highlight career opportunities for students of languages

  • Understand the importance of ongoing development for languages teachers

  • Develop your skills in a wide range of research backed pedagogy

  • Provide access to grants to develop language teaching in your school

  • Improve outcomes for your students

  • Connect with other teachers around the country

  • Highlight career opportunities for students of languages

  • Help you to become influential within your school community and an advocate for language learning

  • Make languages visible

Join our vibrant community

We offer a space for teachers to connect, build lifelong friendships and get the resources needed to help inspire students to learn the official, realm and international languages of Aotearoa New Zealand.

We do this by providing research-backed pedagogy, access to resources and forums, via our LMS. There you’ll also see the workshops and programmes we offer to help our teachers connect with each other as well as with our facilitators.

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Explore our upcoming programmes & workshops

Upgrade your skills and knowledge with our most popular workshops

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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.

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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.

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CLIL- Language In Motion in the German Language Classroom

Learning comes through action, so let's put language learning into motion!

Los sorprendentes sonidos del español (The surprising sounds of Spanish)

This online workshop is intended for primary and intermediate school teachers of Spanish, as well as junior secondary school teachers.

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传统月饼制作 integrating food technology in the teaching of Chinese

Co-facilitated by Lan Dai and Karen Hu, this hands-on workshop aims to provide the chance for you to explore and experience how to integrate Food Technology in the teaching of Chinese.

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August Online Nihongo Café 輪和話

Would you like to immerse yourself in Japanese for half an hour? Here’s a chance for you to join our monthly online session to engage in a casual conversation with our Japanese National Language Adviser in Japan and other Japanese language teachers in Aotearoa.

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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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Regional meetings for Chinese teachers 2022

Starting from August, regional meetings for Chinese language teachers will be held in three different regions - Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

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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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Virtual scavenger hunt through German cities – Bonn

Have you ever experienced the diversity of the German city, Bonn? What facts are you able to share with your students about Bonn, the former capital city of Germany?

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We write a quarterly newsletter that has the latest insights, innovations and ideas that we’ve seen and heard from language teachers around the country. It also highlights the latest resources available as well as any upcoming events that our community might be interested in attending.

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Our National Language Advisers provide a number of services:

  • Offering workshops, courses and meetings focusing on teaching materials, resources and pedagogy that promote intercultural communicative language teaching.

  • Supporting schools with advice and guidance on establishing and sustaining language programmes.

  • Providing information on networking opportunities for language teachers.

  • Giving advice and guidance on immersion opportunities, scholarships and professional learning opportunities

  • Participating in academic and cultural events.