Professional Development opportunities for 2016/2017
Ministry of Education Language Immersion Award for Teachers
Applications for 2017/2018 awards are invited
AFS New Zealand is contracted by the Ministry of Education to deliver the Language Immersion Awards (LIA). These Awards are fully funded by the Ministry to improve language teaching and learning in NZ Schools. An LIA is an invaluable opportunity to be immersed in the culture of the language as a teacher, a chance to prepare students for languages, to challenge learning through total immersion in a unique and fully-funded programme. A professional development experience for language teachers to help enhance language learning opportunities and outcomes for students.
Email Prue Elwood for an information pack and past participant case studies.
Awards are available for teachers who are currently delivering one or more of these languages to their students in the primary or secondary sector: French, Cook Islands Maori, Vagahau Niue, Gagana Tokelau, Chinese, German, Korean, Japanese, Gagana Samoa, and Spanish.
Applicants must be fully registered New Zealand teachers by date of departure (provisionally registered teachers can apply but must be on track for their registration and fully registered by departure, a letter from your Principal must be included stating this).
Visit www.afs.org.nz/lia for more detail.
All Awards are for language, not country destination. The funding includes: all teacher relief for the programme dates, programme airfares, insurance and related costs that are integral to the programme. All participants remain on their New Zealand salary.
The “Stage de Nouméa” programme ~ ILEP
“Stages et formations” ~ Cavilam
Teacher Professional Development Languages ~ University of Auckland
Campus France ~ for assistance with language and cultural visits to France
The Mark Williams Award ~ NZAFT
Professional Development Award ~ NZALT ~ closing date 3 October 2016
FIPF conference in Liège, July 2016 ~ feedback from Sue Pommarède
In July 2016 Sue Pommarède, our Senior Vice President, attended the international conference of teachers of French in Liège, Belgium, where she presented a workshop on Using Google Websites to deliver Curriculum and Assessments.
Sue also shares some of the memorable presentations with us below:
- Motivate ~ Michel Boiron, Cavilam
- Using rfi SAVOIRS in your teaching ~ Julien Cousseau
- L’Interculturalité ~ Le cours de français, une école du regard, L’interculturel dans la classe au quotidien ~ Michel Boiron, Cavilam
- TV5 Monde ~ Pourquoi utiliser TV5 Monde à l’ère du numérique? ~ Richard Bossuet
- Approche actionnelle – la grammaire où est-elle en tout cela ? ~ Grammar in a task-based approach ~ Katia Coppola: Sue Pommarède’s notes
The relationship between culture and language ~ research report by Alison Dickinson, Palmerston North Boys’ High School
2015 Sabbatical Report
Alison Dickinson, Palmerston North Boys’ High School, Term 2, 2015
Included in her report Alison has kindly shared some posters and teaching material suitable for Years 9 to 13.