Immersion Programmes

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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:


Chinese Immersion

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.

French Immersion

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 Immersion

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.

2020 Domestic Immersion Programmes

New Zealand registered teachers of languages can apply to attend a week-long workshop in Queenstown during the September/October school holidays. Courses are available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.


2020 Latin American Immersion Programme

In this programme you will connect your passion of learning Spanish with your future career pathway and increase your language competence and cultural knowledge. This immersion is to be held in Auckland towards the end of November 2020.


Immersion Weekend for Teachers of Languages

If you would like to spend a weekend away in the company of fellow language teachers, using your language, then we invite you to apply for our Immersion Weekend in Rotorua or Timaru.