The Learning Languages Community pages are designed to give you ready access to up-to-date information on all aspects of language teaching including Professional Learning Opportunities, Professional Support the New Zealand Curriculum, Pedagogy, Assessment, Resources and Key Links. Enter your email address to subscribe to the monthly on-line Learning Languages Newsletter. http://learning-languages.tki.org.nz/
The teaching and learning guides for senior secondary subjects have been designed to help teachers create quality teaching and learning programmes. They support teachers in their planning for the alignment of standards to The New Zealand Curriculum. http://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/
NCEA updates provide quick and easy access to the latest detailed communications on NCEA and related matters.
These internal assessment resources for NCEA Learning Languages for Levels 1, 2 and 3 provide guidance for teachers to develop their own tasks to meet the needs of their students and school curriculum. http://legacy.tki.org.nz/e/community/ncea/resource_levels.php?subject=NCEA%20Languages
NCEA subject resource pages are available for the following languages:
Cook Islands Maori http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjects/cook-islands-maori/levels/
German http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjects/german/levels/
Japanese http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjects/japanese/levels/
Samoan http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjects/samoan/levels/
Spanish http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjects/spanish/levels/

Key information these pages includes:
  • curriculum and standards documents
  • curriculum and standards alignment
  • resources for internally and externally assessed standards which include the National Moderator’s Reports and Newsletters, clarifications, and exemplars of students work.

There are also links to:
  • Moderation Best Practice Workshops
  • Preparing digital/visual submission
  • Assessment Guidelines
  • Vocabulary Lists
  • Final published assessment resources on TKI
The Secondary Education Portal provides information, resources and guidance, to support secondary teaching and learning. Subscribe to the RSS facility on this page which will allows you to receive regular updates. http://secondary.tki.org.nz/
The Secondary Middle Leaders’ Portal provides a range of information, tools, and resources to support secondary middle leaders as they lead change in relation to The New Zealand Curriculum and Ministry of Education priorities.
ILEP supports schools and teachers to implement the Learning Languages curriculum area through the management and coordination of resources and professional learning opportunities related to Learning Languages, including advice on establishing Learning Languages programmes, support from national language advisers for Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish, placement of foreign language assistants and scholarship and immersion experiences to various countries. www.ilep.ac.nz
TPDL is a Ministry of Education funded programme aimed at developing teacher language proficiency and second language teaching capabilities in order to improve student language learning outcomes, particularly in Years 7 and 10. http://www.education.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/about/centres/professional-development-centres/tpdl Read about TPDL participants who have made a difference in the teaching of languages in their schools. http://www.education.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/about/centres/professional-development-centres/tpdl/tpdl-case-studies
Regular features that routinely appear in the Education Gazette include Secondary Focus, NZQA, ECE Updates, The New Zealand Curriculum online, and Leadership. Register to receive the latest Education Gazette Alerts directly to your inbox. http://www.edgazette.govt.nz/Subscribe.aspx
The MOE Language Immersion Awards for Teachers programme is funded through the Government’s Growth and Innovation Framework to support the development of language skills considered necessary for New Zealand’s growth as a knowledge that is globally connected. It delivers immersion experiences in language and culture for teachers. Teachers develop their language proficiency skills and intercultural competence in authentic settings so they can apply the knowledge and skills they have gained to improve student language learning outcomes. Awards are offered for teachers of languages within the New Zealand curriculum (other than NZ official languages). AFS Intercultural Programmes New Zealand was selected to develop and manage these awards to countries where languages are spoken that have curriculum support in NZ schools (currently French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Cook Island Maori, Samoan, Korean, Tokelauan, Tongan and Vagahau Niue). Applications close on 6 July 2012.
Email: prue.elwood@afs.org
NZQA produces a number of publications which have information of interest to those involved in the tertiary and secondary education sectors. Sign up to receive email updates from NZQA.
Detals for 2013 exchanges will be made available here when they are available.