Meet ILEP National Language Advisers

Chinese
French
German
Japanese
Korean
Spanish

  

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Dr Jiwei Fu
National Chinese Adviser

Experience
I support teaching and learning of Chinese in NZ schools. The position is co-appointed by the Ministry of Education of NZ and of China. I also work in close association with Chinese Embassy and the Consulate – General of China. Read more

 

 

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Manu Menard
National French Adviser

Experience
I support schools and teachers of French in implementing Learning Languages curriculum area of the New Zealand Curriculum. I work in close association with the cultural and educational departments at the French Embassy and other bodies, including the Alliance Française and the New Zealand Association of French Teachers. In my 22 years teaching career, I have been teaching French in Mexico, Kenya and New Zealand. Read more

 

 

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Heike Papenthin
National German Adviser

Experience
I am the National German Adviser. Appointed by the German Goethe-Institut, I arrived in New Zealand in March 2013 together with my family. Read More

 

 

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Dr Kyoko Mikami
National Japanese Adviser 

Experience
I arrived  in January 2017 to take up my appointment with the Japan Foundation. I am now  a member of the ILEP team and  also have close working relations with the Embassy and Consulate-General. Read more

 

 

 

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Hyun-Joo Kim
Korean Language Mentor

Experience
I support teaching and learning of Korean in New Zealand. With an academic background in language teaching and over 15 years of experience, I am looking forward to engaging with teachers of Korean. Read more

 

 

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Cristóbal Gutiérrez Carrera
National Spanish Adviser

Experience
I am the National Adviser for Spanish and Education Attaché at the Embassy of Spain in Wellington. Previously I was head of the International Programmes Unit at the Spanish Ministry of Education and worked as a language teacher,  teacher trainer and language adviser in Spain, Canada, Belgium and Portugal. Read more

 

National Language Advisers

Teachers can benefit from language and cultural expertise of National Language Advisers.

  • National Language Advisers are language and culture experts and give practical advice on classroom management, lesson design, teaching techniques, intercultural communicative language teaching, task-based learning and more. 
     
  • ILEP  provides National Language Advisers for Chinese,  French,  German,  Japanese and Spanish. ILEP's Korean Language Mentor is available to teachers of Korean.

ILEP provides pedagogical support for international languages supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

Workshops

National Adviser workshops

Contact

Contact the National Language Advisers or email admin@ilep.ac.nz about workshops for your language.