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