The 2022 Language and Cultural Immersion Programmes for teachers of Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish, are an opportunity for teachers to spend five nights in Queenstown soaking up their target language and culture with the Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages team, other selected teachers from around the country and language/culture-specific organisations.

Queenstown Domestic Immersions

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Has it been too long since you were immersed in the language and culture that you teach? Is an international trip normally too tricky to manage with your home and work life, let alone our uncertain Covid-19 world?

The 2022 Language and Cultural Immersion Programmes for teachers of Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish, are an opportunity for teachers to spend five nights in Queenstown soaking up their target language and culture with the Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages team, other selected teachers from around the country and language/culture-specific organisations.

Key dates:

Friday 20th May: Application deadline

Sunday 2nd - Friday 7th October
: Chinese, French, German
Sunday 9th - Friday 14th October: Japanese, Spanish

"A great way to improve your own language and cultural knowledge while gaining new teaching ideas and collaborating with colleagues."
"A fantastic supportive network of professionals working together to move each person forward in their teaching and linguistic capacity."
Programme content includes:
  • Daily language classes in the target language.
  • Daily inter-cultural activities/events around Queenstown and the surrounding area.
  • Two formal evening meals with your language group.


Examples of individual language programmes can be viewed in the links below.  PLEASE NOTE, these are examples ONLY and the timings and activities are subject to change:

For this programme, Future Learning Solutions will arrange and pay for:

  • Domestic flights or transport to and from Queenstown.
  • Accommodation, airport transfers, cultural activities and language lessons during programme dates.
  • Breakfasts, lunches and two formal evening meals.

For this programme, participants arrange and pay for:

  • Domestic transport to the programme where domestic flight is not applicable but transport is still required i.e. bus or personal transport (with agreed reimbursement post programme).
  • Transport to and from the participant's local airport for the programme where Tui Tuia has arranged the domestic flight.
  • Personal expenses and incidentals.
  • Three evening meals.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be currently teaching the target language of the programme that they apply for.  Preference will be given to New Zealand registered teachers who:

  • Are currently engaged with Tui Tuia | Learning Circle's professional pathways i.e. GROW, Explore, National Language Advisor workshops or SAPLT.
  • Are involved in Levels 1 to 4, Years 7-10, of the learning languages area of the curriculum.
  • Are non-native speakers of the target language programme that they apply for.

PLEASE NOTE:  This programme is designed for teachers to engage with a group of colleagues. Spouses and families, unfortunately, cannot travel with teachers to the programme. Accommodation is provided for the participant only.

"A great opportunity to increase your knowledge and cultural understandings and to connect with other teachers who are like-minded in a fantastic setting."
"A superb opportunity to be fully immersed in the target language, meet new colleagues, and get a lot of teaching ideas and updates on what is 'in' at the moment."

BENEFITS

Refresh your language and culture alongside other teachers
Expert language tuition
Inspirational new tools and ideas to take back with you to your classroom
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