Explore

To achieve the Ministry of Education’s vision for young people to have key language capability, skills and competencies, our unique solution offers a broad range of services, resources and support for both teachers and schools to meet their diverse needs and varying stages of development.

The Future Learning Solutions Centre for Languages have designed a new Learning Languages solution which is comprised of three core services that will support schools and teachers to EXPLORE, GROW and MASTER the required capabilities.


EXPLORE

One-off seminars, events and resources that can be accessed by teachers, schools, families and communities to engage, promote and explore language learning, use and maintenance.

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This unique, multi-layer, multi-service solution will utilise the combined strengths and delivery methods of UniServices and the University of Auckland to enable varied degrees of support for teachers and schools.

 

We will also partner with the National Language Advisers, Language Assistants and other language providers to ensure a collaborative approach that delivers a comprehensive offering.

 

The deliverables will be underpinned by Teaching as Inquiry, and will improve overall language teaching pedagogy in alignment with the NZC.

 

Also strengthening our solution is a robust quality assurance framework designed to foster and promote innovation, engagement and connectedness, insights that inform impact, practice and continuous improvement. This methodology, along with our in-house expertise and resources, will support the development and successful implementation of language learning programmes in New Zealand schools.

 

The services, resources and support, will be accessible through a variety of face-to-face and technology facilitated options. This blended learning approach provides ultimate flexibility in presenting content. It is a cost effective and efficient way of extending reach and covers all learning styles

Workshop Topics

Pedagogy
Language and Culture

Unpacking the new Digital Technology Curriculum in the Language Classroom

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • learn and explore the implications the new Digital Technology Curriculum has for language teachers from Years 0-10

  • discuss ‘computational thinking’ and how it can be used in a language classroom

  • learn how to incorporate computer programming in the language classroom, using programmes such as Scratch or Minecraft


Resource Making for Languages - Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • discuss what makes a good language learning resource and why
  • explore different types of language learning resources

  • identify opportunities for adaptation, development and collaboration of resources


Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) for Beginner Students - Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • discuss the Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) approach in relation to the Learning Languages curriculum in the New Zealand Curriculum
  • experience TBLT from the student perspective, using communicative tasks that suit beginner students in Years 7-10

  • get hands-on experience of generating 1 or 2 communicative tasks using the resources provided

Developing Intercultural Communicative Competency through Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) approach for Beginner Students - Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • review the key elements of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT)  and the intercultural communicative language teaching (iCLT) principles, in relation to the NZ Learning Languages curriculum

  • explore and experience different types of intercultural communicative tasks designed for beginner students in Years 7-10

  • discuss possible ideas for adaption and/or development as well as opportunities for collaboration


Generating Communicative Tasks from a topic for Beginner Students - Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • review the key elements of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) 
  • explore 6 different types of communicative tasks

  • produce 6 different types of communicative tasks on some commonly covered topics for beginner students in Years 7-10


Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching (iCLT) for Beginner Students - Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • review the intercultural communicative language teaching (iCLT) principles 
  • explore some practical ways of incorporating language and culture for beginner students in Years 7-10 

  • discuss possible ideas for adaption and/or development as well as opportunities for collaboration


Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching (iCLT) and the Treaty of Waitangi

(available Online or face to face)

In this workshop you will:

  • deepen your understanding of the intercultural communicative language teaching (iCLT) principles

  • explore some practical ways of incorporating language and culture, with special focus on the Treaty of Waitangi

  • discuss and share ideas in relation to the bi-cultural partnership of Aotearoa, and our responsibility to NZ society


Explore: Understanding and applying the Ellis principles 2 hours

The aim of this EXPLORE workshop is for teachers to:

  • understand the 11 principles identified by Professor Rod Ellis

  • explore some practical ways of incorporating second language acquisition principles with language and culture 

  • experience learning and communicating in a second language while using the principles


Explore: How to increase the repertoire of formulaic expressions in your classroom (How do you say...?) 1.5hour

The aim of this EXPLORE workshop is for teachers to:

  • understand what formulaic expressions are

  • understand how to increase the repertoire of formulaic expressions

  • learn a second language while communicating using targeted expressions to facilitate communication


Explore: What is a task? 1hour

The aim of this EXPLORE workshop is for teachers to:

  • understand what is in a language lesson

  • identify the criteria for a task in a language lesson

  • explore types of tasks in a language lesson

Learning Languages for Beginner Students in Years 7-10

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • review the key expectations of the Learning Languages curriculum in the New Zealand Curriculum for beginner students in Years 7-10 in an interactive way
  • explore effective ways of meeting the curriculum expectations by engaging in hands-on communicative tasks

  • discuss strategies to make language learning fun, motivating, achievable, continuous and sustainable for learners in Years 7-10


Cultures in Language Classrooms for Beginner Students in Years 7-10 

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

  • discuss cultural similarities and differences between China, Japan and Korea 
  • explore the different types of chopsticks of China, Japan and Korea as well as the cultural background behind them

  • practice some classroom activities and discuss how to incorporate more target language to enable beginner students in Years 7-10 to be more interculturally competent


French Immersion weaving workshop 3 hours 

The aim of this EXPLORE workshop is for teachers to:

  • create a project in a French immersion situation following Maori protocols and using NZ natural resources
  • explore and experience some practical ways of incorporating second language acquisition principles with language and culture

  • discuss possible ideas for adaption and/or development as well as opportunities for cross-curricular lessons


Weaving workshop 3 hours 

The aim of this EXPLORE workshop is for teachers to:

  • create a small project following Maori protocols and using NZ natural resources  
  • explore and experience some practical ways of incorporating second language acquisition principles with language and culture

  • discuss possible ideas for adaption and/or development as well as opportunities for cross-curricular lessons