Tui Tuia | Learning Circle offers programmes, workshops, online support and resources to grow, strengthen and advocate for language learning, use and language maintenance in New Zealand schools.
Tailored support helps you and your school build sustainable Learning Language programmes that meet the needs of your students, school and communities.
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A year-long programme, made up of a series of workshops designed to support teachers to develop measurable capability in the effective teaching of languages, and foster strong inter-school support networks. Face-to-face sessions, online sessions, and in-school support.
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Cluster-based, teacher-led action research programmes with practical teaching solutions and ideas. Face-to-face sessions, online sessions, and in-school support. Language study option also available with the Grant-in-Aid.
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.
Do you teach Chinese-Mandarin, Japanese or Korean in your school? Would you like to join a network that can support you in this role? Do you want more practical teaching solutions and ideas based on well-researched theory? If your answer to these questions is “yes”, then our programme of cluster-based, teacher-led action research is definitely for you!
These one-off workshops offer a quick insight into an area of language, culture or pedagogy. Specific dates are offered or you can contact us to have one of these workshops delivered to a group of teachers in your area.Click here to see our available workshops
This fortnightly webinar series will consist of 10 short presentations, delivered in both French and English (to accommodate all levels), about 10 French regions.
This brand-new EXPLORE workshop is for all teachers at primary and secondary school level who wish to extend their understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, to enhance and provide a bi-cultural learning environment for students in Aotearoa.
A one day workshop for teachers of Chinese to explore some classroom activities around the theme of Chinese New Year.
The first in a series of workshops that will take you on a virtual, interactive tour through German cities/regions.
An opportunity for teachers to familiarise themselves with the content, syllabus and format of the Youth Chinese Test (YCT).
A year-long programme made up of a series of workshops designed to support teachers to develop measurable capability in the effective teaching of languages, and foster strong inter-school support networks. Face-to-face sessions, online sessions, and in-school support.
This programme enables young native speakers from France, Germany and Spain to be employed as Language Assistants in New Zealand schools.
Our National Language Advisers provide a number of services:
Our French, German and Spanish Advisers also provide opportunities for higher education students from their respective countries to experience life and education in New Zealand working as a language assistant in a New Zealand school.
Hear from past participants in our Languages PLD courses:
“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
We work closely with many organisations including language associations, other providers of teacher training and professional development, universities, overseas governments and business associations, delivering quality, support and opportunities for teachers.
Latin America Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence
North Asia Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence
New Zealand Association of Language Teachers (NZALT)
New Zealand Chinese Language Teachers Association (NZCLTA)
New Zealand Association of French Teachers (NZAFT)
German in Aotearoa New Zealand (GANZ)
New Zealand Association of Japanese Language Teachers (NZAJLT)
Spanish Teachers' Association New Zealand Aotearoa (STANZA)
Embassy of the People's Republic of China
Embassy of France
Embassy of Germany
Embassy of Japan
Embassy of Spain
Confucius Institute in New Zealand
Asia New Zealand Foundation
Korean Education Centre
Deutsch in Christchurch
The Japan Foundation
Teaching support and helpdesk
Our facilitators are available for you to seek support for the teaching and learning of languages.
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Languages Online Teacher Support (LOTS) Padlets
We have put together a network of Padlets to support you with remote language teaching. They contain heaps of links, apps, articles, videos and activities to give you plenty of ideas and support for your planning and teaching. Some of the Padlet topics include:
- Language specific teaching and learning ideas
- How to manage online classes
- How to teach remotely
- Supporting teacher and student wellbeing
- Links to our upcoming online EXPLORE workshops
Resources for Language Teachers
We can customise all course offerings to suit your needs. Our work is based firmly on research, with an emphasis on student-centred leadership being the key to excellent and equitable student outcomes.
Find out what we can do to help you and your learning community.