Primary and Intermediate School Language and Culture Programme

Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages (FLS-C4L) will provide grants of up to $10,000 for schools to develop and support their own classroom teachers to build a sustainable language programme within their school. 

FLS-C4L aims to support between 10-15 schools within the Greater Wellington, Queenstown, Hawke’s Bay and Invercargill regions.  The fund, which is to enhance and develop community and modern language programmes within schools, will be paid by the end of term four 2021. The training and support will start at the end of term four 2021 and continue for 2022.  

This is a unique opportunity for schools to work closely with language and culture advisers and facilitators from FLS-C4L to further develop language learning programmes.  FLS-C4L is fully committed to supporting school communities to build language learning pathways for students.  Further information on the support we can offer schools is available on our website. 

Application Deadline

Applications for funding close on Monday, August 9th 2021.  Successful applicants will be advised by Monday 23rd August 2021.

Additional Information


All proposals are welcome and schools will be selected based mainly on the plan for how funding will be utilised with priority given to applications that:  

  • Are from Primary and Intermediate schools. 

  • Focus on language learning pathways and sustainable approaches to language learning.  

  • Are from schools that do not have an existing language programme. 


If the application is successful, the Senior Leadership Team of the school will commit to: 

  • Enrolling classroom teachers in a Language Teaching pedagogy course provided by FLS-C4L (see website for possible programmes – these can be customised to suit your school.


Follow Up  

Schools will be expected to report on the use of the funds and on achievement of teaching objectives including numbers of children taught, hours of teaching delivered and expenditure of funds.