French Immersion Programme - Stage de Tahiti

Stage de Tahiti is an immersion and study experience in Tahiti for teachers currently teaching French in New Zealand schools and is funded by Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages and the French Embassy in New Zealand. 

This programme aims to positively affect the sustainability of implementing the learning languages area of the curriculum for teachers and students.

Whilst experiencing a homestay, teachers' time will be divided between intercultural inquiry and formal language classes at the University of Tahiti.

    Programme Content will include:

    • 2 week homestay
    • language classes
    • school visits
    • intercultural activities


    Applicants must be currently teaching French.

    Preference will be given to registered teachers who:

    • Have or are currently engaged with Future Learning Solutions
    • Are involved in levels 1 to 4 of the learning languages area of the curriculum

    Participation Information

    For this programme, Future Learning Solutions and the French Embassy will arrange and pay for:

    • Domestic flights connecting to international flights
    • International flights
    • International travel insurance
    • In country accommodation, airport transfers, cultural activities and language tuition during programme dates

    For this programme, participants arrange and pay for:

    • Visa application and fees (where applicable)
    • Domestic transport and programme travel where domestic flight is not applicable but transport is still required i.e. bus or personal transport with reimbursement post programme
    • Transport to and from participant's local airport for the programme where the domestic flight has been arranged
    • Some in country bus fares to local cultural activities
    • Personal expenses and incidentals
    • Money for lunches most days as well as up to two breakfasts and dinners



    Programme dates: Monday 13 April - Saturday 25 April 2020

    Orientation: Wednesday 18 March, 2020,
    3.30pm-5.30pm  via Zoom

    Application deadline: 18 December 2019, 5pm

    Register now

    For more information contact us

      Teacher Experiences

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      I would thoroughly recommend the Stage de Tahiti to other French teachers. The opportunity for full immersion through the homestays, language classes and activities is a great way to challenge your language, and I have a much greater cultural knowledge of Tahiti which I am able to take back to the classroom.

      Stephen Grimwood, 2019


      I loved my trip to Tahiti. It was wonderful to spend time with like minded people and speak French for 12 days. My host family was my highlight, they were great.

      Pip Feast, 2019



      This is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the French language while participating in an array of Tahitian cultural activities. Homestays allow an authentic cultural experience as well.

      Christine Black, 2019

      2018 Video Diaries

      In this video diary series, participating teachers share their experiences in  looks back at their past couple of days of the programme.


      Chris Cheyne   Danielle Le Heron   Julie Caparn   Rebecca Armstrong, Trish Munro
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