ILEP currently runs yearly programmes for teachers in China, New Caledonia, Japan and Spain and supports scholarships to Germany. These unique professional development opportunities have great and lasting effects upon teacher capability, student achievement and the success of Learning Languages in New Zealand schools.
At this immersion stage of the professional development pathway, teachers can dedicate themselves to intensive learning of the language, absorbing the culture and deepening their pedagogical understanding through targeted activities in a country that speaks their target language.
Teachers are encouraged to apply for the scholarships available for their languages. Find more information about the Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish scholarship programmes:
For teachers of:
Immersion Opportunities by Partner Organisations
AFS - Language Immersion Awards for multiple languages
Language Immersion Awards (LIA) are funded by the Ministry of Education to improve language teaching and learning in New Zealand Schools.
Awards are available for short or long term placements (one month, three months or one year).
For information on applying for a Language Immersion Award email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 LIA AFS (0800 237 542).