11th New Zealand Chinese Essay Competition
The 2017 Chinese Essay Competition is now open for registration and submission
This year’s registration has been changed to online registration, that is, each student needs to register online by their own. A summary of school registrations will be sent to you after registration deadline Friday 12 August.
Korea Festival in AKL 2017 School Programme
New Zealand schools in Auckland (Hamilton) have the opportunity to apply for a special event that enables their students to experience Korean cultural activities and/or increases their students’ knowledge and understanding of Korea.
The professional instructors will visit your school and run the activity for your students. The programme can be arranged in your regular timetable (e.g. Taekwondo as a PE and K-pop workshop as a Dance class etc.) or some activities can also be arranged as holiday/after school programme and school club/extracurricular activities.
All costs are covered by the Korean Consulate in Auckland, and the schools need to meet all the requirements and the number of participants when applying.
ILEP Language Course Grant
The ILEP Language Course Grant offers teachers of languages in New Zealand the opportunity to continue upskilling in their target language. Grants of up to $500 per applicant are available to contribute towards further target language study in a course identified by the applicant. Application deadline is 28 July 2017, 5pm.
Workshop upon request
ILEP will bring the free workshop " Maximising the value of language learning for our students" to you. Once you book this workshop, we will organise a venue in your area and advertise it to your local teachers. All you need to do is get in touch with Stephanie Mortimore.
2017 Kansai Immersion Programme
The dates for the Kansai Immersion Programme are 1-14 October 2017. Applications are now open and close on 7 July 2017, 5pm.
ALLiS - Online Q&A Sessions
Online ALLiS Q&A Sessions with ILEP Advisers are offered every Monday, starting 12 June, 12-2pm. Those sessions are open to all teachers and leaders within ALLiS clusters. Please contact an ALLiS team member or visit the moodle page for the link to access the workshop.
2017 International Languages Week
The dates for this year's International Languages Week are 14-18 August 2017. To help you plan for the week, have a look at this website.
2017 NZ ShortFilmFest for Students of German
Submissions are invited for this year's NZ ShortFilmFest for Students of German - "Yo-Yo - Mehr als Auf und Ab". Entries close on 22 September 2017.
2018 NZALT conference
The date for the 2018 NZALT conference has been announced: 8-11 July 2018, more details to follow.
Language Immersion Awards
Applications are open for Language Immersion Awards for Students until 19 May 2017, for Language Immersion Awards for Teachers until 21 July 2017.
National Calligraphy Competition
Registrations are open for The 8th New Zealand Chinese Calligraphy Competition oganised by the Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury and ILEP. Deadline for submission of work is 18 August 2017.
Free Korean Language Course for Teachers at ILEP
ILEP is pleased to have the opportunity to offer a beginner level Korean language course at its offices in collaboration with the Korean Education Centre (KEC). Classes will be held every Monday, 4.30-6.00pm from 1 May.
2017 Distinguished Teacher Awards for Chinese Language Teachers
in New Zealand Schools
Applications are now open for this year's Distinguished Teacher Awards for Chinese Language Teachers. Please submit all materials and video by 30 June 2017.
Chinese Short Film Contest
The 2nd New Zealand Elementary and Secondary School Students Chinese Short Film Contest is now open for registrations. Let your students get creative in a group and produce a "Fun with Chinese"-themed video, animation, or cartoon. Seven awards are awaiting their proud recipients. Registrations close on 31 May 2017. Film entries need to be submitted by 31 July 2017.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test
A Guide to the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test is available online.
The tests will be held on 2 July and 3 December 2017. Applications open 6 March 2017.