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 run yearly programmes for teachers in China, Tahiti, Japan and Spain and support scholarships to Germany.
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 up to fifteen 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.
German PLD Seminars
Up to five scholarships are available for teachers of German at primary, secondary or tertiary level to attend a two or three-week seminar in Germany.
Student Scholarships to Germany
Scholarships are available for students of German in New Zealand, on either a one-way or exchange programme with Germany.
Japanese Immersion Programme - Kansai
We offer places for fully-registered current 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
Generally two seminars (three and a half day duration) are available each year, in January and September with a different focus.
Spanish Immersion Programme - Salamanca
A two-week immersion programme is offered to New Zealand teachers of Spanish at the prestigious University of Salamanca, Spain.
English Language Assistantships to Spain
The Spanish Ministry of Education offers approximately 50 positions to New Zealanders as English Language Assistants each school year.