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A CLIL Hundertwasser-Inspired Overnight Workshop in Whangārei

Join us on-site to experience and learn more about the rich variety of Friedensreich Hundertwasser's work for your German language learning classroom.

A CLIL Hundertwasser-Inspired Overnight Workshop in Whangārei








2 Days









Are you ready to embark on an immersive journey that integrates art, culture, language, and interdisciplinary learning? Join us for an overnight workshop in Whangārei, where you'll explore the multifaceted world of Friedensreich Hundertwasser and learn how to use his diverse talents to enrich your German curriculum through a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach.

About the course

Course information


Saturday 18 Nov 8.30am - Sunday 19 Nov 5.30pm approx.


Hundertwasser  Art Centre, Whangārei


We invite applications from German teachers. Due to limited spots, priority will be given to those who:

  • currently teach German at New Zealand schools, and
  • are actively engaged with professional development offered by Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages.

A selection process will be in place for applications.

What we will cover

Workshop Highlights:


Hundertwasser: Architect, Environmentalist, and Artist:

Dive into the captivating life of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, an Austrian creative genius who excelled as an architect, environmentalist, and artist. Discover how his architectural marvels, environmental advocacy, and mesmerizing artwork can be interwoven into your German language teachings to create a comprehensive learning experience.


CLIL Approach for Holistic Learning:

Learn how to leverage the power of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) to immerse your students in Hundertwasser's world. Explore how his architectural principles, environmental consciousness, and artistic expressions can serve as the foundation for interdisciplinary lessons that enhance language proficiency and foster critical thinking and cultural understanding.

Environmental Awareness and Māori Culture:

Uncover Hundertwasser's deep admiration for environmental sustainability and his connection to the Māori culture. Discover how his ecological vision and Māori-inspired designs can provide a unique lens for your students to explore both language and cultural topics, fostering a holistic understanding of the German language and the world around them.


Engage in a diverse array of activities that encompass language, art, culture, and environmental studies. From crafting language-rich architectural projects to delving into the eco-friendly philosophies that shaped Hundertwasser's work, you'll walk away with innovative teaching strategies that captivate your students' imagination


Workshop Schedule


Saturday Morning: Depart from Auckland for Whangārei

Saturday - Daytime: Interactive CLIL sessions integrating architecture, art, culture, and language

Saturday Evening: Networking dinner and collaborative discussions/campground in Whangārei

Sunday - Morning: Exploration of Hundertwasser-related sites in Whangārei

Sunday - Afternoon: Return journey to Auckland

Sunday - Early Evening: Arrival in Auckland


What’s included?

  • Domestic Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Activities


 What’s not included?

  • Personal spending
  • Transport costs to/from airport

External facilitator:

Nicole Polke (HOD Languages, Green Bay High School)

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