French Immersion Programme - Stage de Tahiti

Applications for 2019 are now closed

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 - Learning 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.



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
  • Are currently teaching French

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

    Teacher Experiences

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    I would absolutely recommend this stage. It opened my eyes to a French speaking culture of which I had no previous knowledge.

    Michelle Pinkney, 2017


    I would absolutely recommend Stage de Nouméa to other teachers! It gives a great context to the language you choose, allows for stronger cultural knowledge and it allows you to create new contacts.

    Marty Hantz, 2016


    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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    Sandra Quiggin   Suzanne Cornelius   Viki Runnerstrom