Rosaria Campbell is the National Language Adviser for French. She is employed as part of the ILEP team of Languages Advisers to support schools and teachers in implementing the Learning Languages curriculum area of the New Zealand Curriculum. Rosaria works in close association with the cultural and educational departments at the French Embassy and other supporting bodies such as the Alliance Française and New Zealand Association of French Teachers. Rosaria has been teaching French in the classroom for the last five years.
Rosaria is incredibly passionate about promoting the French language and culture in New Zealand. Learning French at secondary school has enriched her on many levels, with a trip to France with Sir Jerry Mateparae to a war commemoration, language tuition at the Alliance Française in Paris, on exchange in Brittany and as a language assistant in Nouméa. She has taught French in Hawke’s Bay and has successfully led exchanges to New Caledonia. Rosaria is looking forward to engaging with French teachers in NZ and applying digital and collaborative practices to the language classroom.
Rosaria is a hands on, active and hard-working professional who has an open door policy to all teachers of French in New Zealand from primary to secondary education.
Rosaria’s role is to support the development of French language education in New Zealand.
In particular her focus is on:
- offering workshops and courses and meetings focusing on teaching materials, resources and pedagogy that promote intercultural communicative language teaching in French
- supporting schools with advice and guidance on establishing and sustaining French language programmes
- providing information on networking opportunities for teachers of French
- providing advice and guidance on immersion opportunities, scholarships and professional learning opportunities both in New Zealand and abroad
- participating in academic and cultural events, such as speech competitions, LangSems and national conferences
- implementing a shift in teaching practice to accommodate a rapidly changing world through an innovative delivery of the NZ French curriculum
Teachers of French in New Zealand may benefit from the professional support offered by the following organisations:
International Languages Exchanges and Pathways (ILEP)
ILEP supports schools and teachers to implement the Learning Languages curriculum area through the promotion of a five-stage professional learning pathway for schools and teachers in years 7-13.
For more information about the professional support, professional learning and development opportunities and scholarship or immersion opportunities, contact Morgan Patterson.
New Zealand Association of French Teachers (NZAFT)
NZAFT is a subject association which provides support for teachers and students of French in New Zealand. For more information or to join NZAFT, visit www.nzaft.co.nz
NZAFT list serve
This email group for teachers of French is an excellent source of information and resources. It is also the primary medium through which organisations advertise opportunities, scholarships, grants and other important information for teachers and students. To register, send an email to email@example.com with ‘Subscribe NZAFT’ in the subject line.
New Zealand Association of Language Teachers (NZALT)
NZALT is a professional network of language teachers with over 500 members. It runs a number of initiatives designed to support teachers in the classroom including competitions and professional development opportunities.
For more information or to join NZALT, visit www.nzalt.org.nz.
For more information, visit www.ambafrance-nz.org.
Teacher Professional Development Languages (TPDL)
This year-long programme is available to French teachers throughout New Zealand. For more information, visit www.tpdl.ac.nz.
The Alliance Française is a worldwide network of nonprofit associations dedicated to the promotion of the French language and the cultures of France and of the many French-speaking countries abroad.
For more information, visit www.alliancefr.org.nz.
French Teachers’ Website
This website is a source of support, resources and information on all aspects of teaching French. A fortnightly newsletter is generated from this website containing updates from the Ministry of Education, shared resources, tools for teachers and tips for the classroom.
For more information, visit www.french.ac.nz.
French National Adviser
The French National Adviser provides teachers with information on teaching resources and sustaining French language programmes.
For more information on resources, contact Rosaria Campbell by phone (09 623 8899 ext. 46 366) or email. She will be happy to visit your school upon request.
Have a look here for latest workshops offered by the French Adviser and read her blog here.
Rosaria can assist you with selecting resources for your classroom. Contact her, and you can download a 'French phrase of the week poster' here or a 'Why learn French poster' here.
TKI Learning Languages
The Learning Languages Community is a portal to professional learning opportunities, professional support for the New Zealand Curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, resources and key links for language teachers. Learning Languages publishes regular newsletters to keep language teachers informed about important deadlines and events.
For more information, visit http://learning-languages.tki.org.nz/.
The Shared Histories project is about students in New Zealand schools partnering with students in French schools to carry out projects of remembrance for the duration of the WW1 commemoration period 2014-2018. For more information, visit www.sharedhistories.com.
The following immersion and scholarship opportunities are available to teachers of French:
Teachers can participate in a 2/3-week immersion and study experience in Nouméa. The programme includes school observations, intercultural inquiry and formal language classes at the University of New Caledonia. For more information, visit Stage de Nouméa.
English Language Assistantships to France
The French Ministry of Education offers a number of positions to New Zealanders as English Language Assistants in France.
These are generally of 7 months duration from September to March. There are also positions available in New Caledonia (April - October) Applicants need to have a University degree or be in their final year of undergraduate studies at the end of the academic year 2012. Further information and application forms are available on the Embassy of France website:
Ministry of Education Language Immersion Awards
AFS Intercultural Programmes provides teachers with an opportunity to undertake long or short term immersion experiences in French-speaking countries. For more information, visit www.afs.org.nz/educators/lia/.