GROW: Steering Beginner Learners Towards Meaningful Spoken Communication
This course is relevant to all teachers of languages, especially those teaching junior/beginner levels.
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
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.
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.
Meet the facilitators
Literacy and Numeracy
Enhancing and expanding teachers’ capabilities to lead literacy and numeracy learning.
Helping teachers and kaiako build cultural capability to accelerate learning outcomes for Pacific learners.
Growing, strengthening and advocating for language learning and use, and sustaining heritage languages in schools.
Te Whanau Māioha
Learning and mentoring solutions that empower kāhui ako, kaiako and tumuaki to achieve stronger culturally-sustaining outcomes for ākonga/