Teachers can immerse themselves in the language and culture they teach through several immersion programmes in New Zealand and abroad.
These programmes allow teachers to deepen their pedagogical understanding and create multiple authentic resources that are easily transferable to the language classroom.
ILEP currently runs yearly programmes for teachers in China, New Caledonia, Japan and Spain and supports scholarships to Germany. These unique opportunities have great and lasting effects upon teacher capability, student achievement and the success of Learning Languages in New Zealand schools.
At this immersion stage of the pathway programme, teachers can dedicate themselves to intensive learning of the language, absorbing the culture and deepening their pedagogical understanding through targeted activities in a country that speaks their target language.
Teachers can apply for scholarships programmes of:
Immersion Opportunities by Partner Organisations
- AFS - Language Immersion Awards for multiple languages
Language Immersion Awards (LIA) are funded by the Ministry of Education to improve language teaching and learning in New Zealand Schools. Awards are available for short or long term placements (one month, three months or one year).
To apply please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 LIA AFS (0800 237 542).