Foreign Language Assistant Programme
Applications for 2019 have closed.
Arriving from France, Germany and Spain at the start of each year, Language Assistants bring up-to-date cultural knowledge, authentic language and tonnes of enthusiasm. Language Assistants are a fantastic addition to the foreign language classroom.
The Foreign Language Assistant Programme, administered by Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages and the respective donor government organisations, enables young native speakers to be employed as Language Assistants in New Zealand schools for 12 contact hours per week. This provides an invaluable source of up-to-date language and cultural input for New Zealand students of French, German and Spanish.
The scheme is available to schools offering languages at secondary, intermediate and primary level.
"They are a fantastic resource in every way - students love interacting with LAs and find their presence in the classroom motivating and encouraging".
"Beside regular conversation practice, sometimes the students need help or supervision of their writing, at other times facts about Germany and German culture are discussed".
Language Assistant Experiences
Are you interested in bringing a Foreign Language Assistant to your school for a subsidised cost?
Are you interested in becoming a Foreign Language Assistant in New Zealand?