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MOE Language Immersion Awards


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The Ministry of Education Language Immersion Awards

 

 

 

 

The Ministry of Education Language Immersion Awards  for teachers and students are funded through the NZ Government?s Growth and Innovation Framework supporting  the development of language skills  necessary for New Zealand to move toward a globally-connected knowledge economy.

 

Teachers

 

These awards provide teachers with the opportunity to improve their language and cultural knowledge in a real-life context. One of the main outcomes of the award is the development of the teacher?s own intercultural communicative competence to support the improvement of the teaching and learning of languages in New Zealand classrooms.

The Ministry of Education is offering, through AFS Intercultural Programmes New Zealand  one year, three month and one month Language Immersion Awards for travel in 2012 to language teachers currently teaching the one or more of the following languages:

 

? Chinese

? Japanese

? Tongan

? German

? Korean

? Spanish

? Vagahau Niue

? Gagana Tokelau

? French

? Gagana Samoa

? Cook Islands Maori

 

Students

 

15  semester Awards for travel in 2012 are available to New Zealand secondary school students in years 11 or 12 currently studying one or more of the  following languages:

? Spanish

? Vagahau Niue

? Gagana Tokelau

? French

? Gagana Samoa

? Cook Islands Maori

? Chinese

? Tongan

? German

? Korean

? Japanese

 

While on the LIA programme you will experience school and become a part of your ?new? culture by living with a local family and developing an insight into their way of life. This will help you develop a deeper knowledge and respect for cultural differences. You will also participate in and/or experience social and cultural events and share something about NZ culture with your host family, school/s and community.

For criteria, awards available and how to apply www.afs.org.nz/lia or email prue.elwood@afs.org

 

Closing dates:

Students 27 May 2011

Teachers 1 July 2011

 

Preparing students for a global future

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