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Third Oceania Chinese Teachers' Conference

The Third Oceania Chinese Teachers Conference, organized by the Confucius Institute in the University of Auckland, Future Learning Solutions Centre for Languages, and the New Zealand Chinese Teachers Association, will be held in Auckland, New Zealand on 15th June 2019.

New study on iCLT

In the context of a two-year project (2016-2017) funded by the Ministry of Education through the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI), a team of five researchers worked in partnership with five primary/intermediate school teachers. Their goal was to investigate how programmes designed to fulfil the requirements of Learning Languages could enhance Year 7 and 8 school students’ intercultural capability. Their report Enhancing Language Learners' Intercultural Capability: A study in New Zealand's schools describes their findings.

English/Japanese Teaching Assistant Exchange - A report

For the past seven years, Tawa College in Wellington, New Zealand and Hannan Senior High School in Osaka, Japan have established a reciprocate programme of exchanging ex-students as English/Japanese teaching assistants. We have spoken with Steve Conroy the initiator of the programme. Here is what he said.

K-Pop inspires

K-Pop has proven to be the greatest inspiration for NZ students to take up Korean as a foreign language. The Asia New Zealand Foundation provides a downloadable resource for a unit plan about Hallyu - The Korean Wave.