International Language Assistant Programme

Overview

French/German/Spanish Language Assistants

Course Duration

1 year programme

Date/Time

Tuesday, 8th February 2022 - Monday, 19th December, 2022

Overview

Arriving from France, Germany and Spain at the start of each year, Language Assistants bring up-to-date cultural knowledge, authentic language and tonnes of enthusiasm. Language Assistants are a fantastic addition to the foreign language classroom.

The International Language Assistant Programme, administered by Tui Tuia Languages and the respective donor government organisations, enables young native speakers to be employed as Language Assistants in New Zealand schools.

This provides an invaluable source of up-to-date language and cultural input for New Zealand teachers and students of French, German and Spanish.

The programme is available to schools offering languages at primary, intermediate and secondary level.

Before completing the application form, please ensure you are familiar with the General Conditions for Employing a Language Assistant and the Host School Responsibilities.

If you and your school are interested in the Language Assistant Programme but need Board of Trustees approval, please apply now. We will hold your information and be in contact with you until your Board of Trustees has made their decision."

Previous Language Assistant Experiences

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"When I received this 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

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"There are so many things to do and so many places to discover in New Zealand that you'll never get bored. Moreover, to experience how students strive to communicate in another language and to see how much they are improving is amazing."

Beatriz Blanco International Language Assistant – Spanish, 2020

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Ngā Kaiwhakaruruhau | Our Facilitators

Simon McGinley

FRENCH National Language Adviser
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Simon McGinley

FRENCH National Language Adviser

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Alexandra Töniges

German National Language Adviser
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Alexandra Töniges

German National Language Adviser

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Clara Gomez Jimeno

SPANISH National Language Adviser
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Clara Gomez Jimeno

SPANISH National Language Adviser

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