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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.

Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – North Asia

This programme provides practical teaching solutions and ideas that are grounded in rich evidence-based pedagogy for teachers of Chinese-Mandarin, Japanese or Korean in schools.

Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – North Asia






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Ministry funded


This two-term intensive course, supported by the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (North Asia CAPE), is designed to support New Zealand registered Years 0 to 13 school teachers teaching Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, or Korean.

About the course

Course information

We are presently seeking expressions of interest for joining this programme for 2023. Our proposed schedule is listed below. We will be in contact with you in August to confirm your place.

Important note: Dates and workshop venue will be confirmed once the programme commences.

SAPLT North Asia 01

Terms 3 and 4

Workshop 1: (online) Mon 4 Sep 2023, 4pm-5.30pm

Workshop 2: (online) Tue 19 Sep 2023, 4pm-5.30pm

Workshop 3: (online) Tue 17 Oct 2023, 4pm-5pm

Workshop 4: (face to face, Auckland) Thur 2 Nov 2023, 1pm-4pm AND Fri 3 Nov 9am-3pm

Workshop 5: (online) Tue 28 Nov 2023, 3.30pm-5.30pm

SAPLT North Asia 02

Terms 3 and 4

Workshop 1 (online) Thur 7 Sep 2023, 4pm-5.30pm

Workshop 2 (online) Thur 21 Sep 2023, 4pm-5.30pm

Workshop 3 (online) Thur 19 Oct 2023, 4pm-5.30pm

Workshop 4 (face to face, Wellington) Thur 9 Nov 2023, 10am - 1pm AND Fri 10 Nov 2023, 9am-3.00pm

Workshop 5 (online) Tue 5 Dec 2023, 4pm-5.30pm

What we will cover

The course aims to create a network where teachers can support each other in their roles and explore practical teaching solutions and ideas based on well-researched theory. It is a cluster-based and teacher-led action research course with a focus on the Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) approach.


This course is delivered through one 2-day face-to-face workshop and four online workshops. Participants will also be supported by a class visit and a digital learning platform for ongoing inquiry and reflection.


At no cost for NZ registered teachers. Travel to the workshop is covered by Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages. Your school may claim for ONE Teacher Release Day for the two-day in-person workshop upon successful completion of the programme.


Participant feedback:

Watch the video below to hear what previous participants have said about how this programme has helped their teaching practice.

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