Japanese Immersion Programme in Kansai
Indulge in the cultural riches of Osaka, one of Japan's most thrilling and dynamic cities, during this two-week immersion programme.
Engage with the local community through activities such as Osaka orienteering, school visits, and a home visit, allowing you to gain an in-depth understanding of the language, culture, and daily life in Japan. This authentic experience will enable you to enhance your teaching practices with newfound passion, bringing back new perspectives and knowledge to inspire your students.
About the course
Departing from Auckland on Sat 23 September, and returning to Auckland on Sun 8 October
Applicants must be New Zealand registered teachers who are currently teaching Japanese at New Zealand schools and have a level of Japanese equivalent to JLPT Level N5 or above. Native speakers of Japanese and provisionally certified teachers (PCTs) are also welcome to apply.
In the event of more applicants than places available, preference will be given to teachers who:
- Have participated in, or are currently engaged with Tui Tuia - Languages PLD
- Are involved in teaching levels 1 to 4 of the Learning Languages area of the curriculum
Tui Tuia covers:
- International airfares including any connecting domestic flights
- Travel / health insurance via Allianz (UoA)
- Breakfasts and Lunches for weekdays
- Japanese lessons and cultural activities
The participant covers:
- Dinners and meals during weekends
- Incidental expenses
- Visa if required
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/