Teachers are able to engage more deeply with the language and culture of the languages they teach through the immersion programmes in New Zealand and abroad, some of which are sponsored by overseas governments.
We deliver programmes for teachers of Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
These are unique professional development opportunities which have great and lasting effects upon teacher capability, student achievement and the success of Learning Languages in New Zealand schools.
Future Immersion Programmes
Register your interest for any of the following programmes here:
The Chinese and New Zealand Ministries of Education offer the opportunity for New Zealand teachers of Chinese to attend a three week intensive language and culture programme in China.
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 and the French Embassy in New Zealand.
Scholarships are available for teachers of German at primary, secondary level to attend a seminar in Germany.
Japanese Immersion Programme
We offer places for NZ registered teachers of Japanese to attend a programme at the Japan Foundation Centre in Kansai, Japan.
New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme
A grants programme funded by the NZ Government to deepen understanding between NZ and Japan on a broad educational and cultural basis.
The Japan Foundation Sydney Seminars
Two seminars three and a half day duration are available each year, in January and September with a different focus each time.
Spanish Immersion Programme
A two-week immersion programme is offered to New Zealand teachers of Spanish at the prestigious University of Salamanca, Spain.
2020 Language and Culture Course Grant
New Zealand registered teachers of languages can apply for funding assistance for further language and culture study.
Immersion Day for Teachers of Languages
Following the NZALT Conference, free workshops led by our National Language Advisers and Professional Experts are offered in a range of languages.