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About Us

Tui Tuia | Learning Circle empowers Kāhui Ako, kaiako, teachers, school leaders and tumuaki to achieve better outcomes for students and learners.

All languages are to be treasured

Languages, Culture & Identity

We offer programmes, workshops, in-person classroom support, online support and resources to help strengthen language learning in New Zealand schools.

Cultural competencies

Pacific-Led Education

Empowering educators, students, and communities to shape a future of educational excellence that is firmly rooted in Pacific identity and aspirations.

Improving instructional dexterity

Literacy and Numeracy

We work with schools to build the literacy and numeracy capability of school leaders and teachers to accelerate learning outcomes for all students.

GROW: Steering Beginner Learners Towards Meaningful Spoken Communication

This course is relevant to all teachers of languages, especially those teaching junior/beginner levels.

GROW: Steering Beginner Learners Towards Meaningful Spoken Communication



GROW programme





10 months







Ministry funded


This course is designed to support you in the following: improving student outcomes with a particular focus on increasing students spoken use of the language, deepening your understanding of key documents which underpin the Learning Languages area of the NZC, and reflecting on collected evidence of how you cater for these in your practice.

About the course

Course information

This course is relevant to all teachers of languages, especially those teaching junior/beginner levels. It is delivered through two full day face-to-face workshops and four online workshops. Participants will be expected to engage with professional readings. Participants will be supported by a digital learning platform for on-going inquiry and reflection.

What we will cover

Important note: Dates, workshop venue(s) and timings of content to be delivered will be confirmed once the programme commences.

Workshop 1 (online)

Meet & Greet; Overview of what's ahead; Getting started

Monday 19 February 2024, 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Workshop 2 (full day face to face)

General Principles for Effective Instructed Learning; Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching (ICLT)

Friday 22 March 2024, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Workshop 3  (online)

Reflecting on the teacher's use of spoken target language in the classroom

Wednesday 10 April 2024, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Workshop 4  (online)

Reflecting on your students' spoken use of target language

Thursday 30 May 2024, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Workshop 5  (full day face to face)

Developing Language Learning Tasks; Continuing Work on your Professional Growth Cycle plan

Friday 2 August 2024, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Workshop 6 (online)

Professional Growth Cycle Presentations

Thursday 14 November 2024, 3:30pm - 5:30pm


At no cost for NZ registered teachers.

Selected participants will be advised of the location once registrations have closed. Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery for face-to-face workshop(s) or provide delivery online where appropriate.

Upon completion of the programme, your school can claim back the cost of two Teacher Release Days.

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