Professional Learning and Development Pathways for Language Teachers


 


 

ILEP’s approach to professional learning and development is based on the fact that all teachers have varying needs and require different support. The diagram above is a model of this approach shows the five components available to teachers who can create their unique professional learning pathway. ILEP’s experts assist teachers with designing and progressing through their tailored professional development pathway. 

These five components are outlined to the right with links to further information and who to contact.


Not sure which pathway is best for you?

Speak to Morgan Patterson, Pathway Manager for advice:
pathwaymanager@gmail.com, mobile: 027 200 2601.

 

Introduction

This cluster-based introduction programme is suitable for teachers who are new to language teaching. The programme provides teachers with the  opportunity to learn the language, get practical teaching ideas and establish a network with other language teachers in similar contexts. Read more here.


Specialisation

Teachers interested in up-skilling their language teaching can engage in in-depth professional development opportunities, such as postgraduate studies or further language study. Read more here.


Consolidation

This multi-faceted stage provides teachers with a range of development opportunities. Teachers can get support for their language and cultural knowledge through Language Advisers, apply for Language Assistants for authentic input, participate in interesting workshops and network with others to share resources. Teachers can also be part of an ongoing support programme that enables them to further their knowledge while creating portfolios suitable for teacher appraisals. Read more here.


Immersion

Teachers can immerse themselves in the language and culture through several immersion and scholarship programmes in New Zealand and abroad. These programmes also allow teachers to deepen their pedagogical understanding and to create multiple authentic resources that are easily transferable to the language classroom. Read more on our Scholarship Programmes page.


Sustainability

Effective language teachers are supported to take on a leadership role within the language teaching community and are encouraged to share knowledge and skills to promote sustainable language learning in schools. Read more here.