The Ministry of Education provides a number of high quality professional learning opportunities for teachers of languages. This page details the available programmes and awards, as well as key contacts such as National Language Advisers, National Coordinators for secondary student achievement and language teacher associations.
Language Immersion Awards are offered for students and teachers of languages that have curriculum support in NZ schools. The awards are funded by the NZ Ministry of Education and AFS.
The purpose of the immersion experience is to provide a professional development experience for teachers of languages that will build quality language teaching to enhance language learning opportunities and provisions for students. Visit the AFS website for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools interested in teaching second language learning of three Asian languages (Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean) have access to a $10m contestable fund. ALLiS will support schools by setting up new, or strengthening existing, Asian language learning programmes. Funding is allocated to schools or groups of schools, with particular emphasis on those that establish language learning pathways from primary through to secondary. The Ministry is currently negotiating funding agreements with schools and groups of schools that were selected in Round 2. These schools will commence their planning this year for programmes to be implemented in 2017 and 2018. For more information click here.
ILEP provide professional development pathways for schools and teachers to ensure targeted support for the design, implementation and development of Learning Languages programmes. See the website for information on National Language Advisers, structured programmes for beginner or experienced teachers, workshops, scholarship opportunities, strategic advice and more. The additional ALLiS team can guide and advise ALLiS-funded schools: email@example.com.
This year-long professional development programme available to language teachers throughout New Zealand offers an excellent opportunity to gain an internationally recognised language qualification and receive accreditation in language teaching. Find out more here
The New Zealand Association of Language Teachers (NZALT) offers a nationwide network to support language teachers. This includes regional meetings, in-service opportunities, professional development awards, newsletters, a professional journal, a biennial conference, representation on official committees and panels, and advocacy on key issues. Join them here.
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