Immersion Scholarship Programmes


Teachers are able to engage more deeply with the language and culture of the languages they teach through the immersion and scholarship programmes available in New Zealand and abroad, some of which are sponsored by overseas governments. ILEP currently runs yearly programmes for teachers in China, New Caledonia, Japan and Spain and supports scholarships to Germany. These are unique professional development opportunities which have great and lasting effects upon teacher capability, student achievement and the success of Learning Languages in New Zealand schools. 


 

French

French Immersion Programme - Stage de Nouméa

Teachers participate in a 2-3 week long immersion and study experience in Nouméa. A family home-stay experience is provided and study time is divided between school observations, intercultural inquiry and formal language classes at the University of New Caledonia.

Visit the Stage de Noumea page for further information.

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.

Further information and application forms are available on the Embassy of France website: Assistanceships in France  or Assistantships in New Caledonia.


Japanese

Kansai Programme  

ILEP offers places for fully-registered current teachers of Japanese to attend a programme at the Japan Foundation Centre in Kansai, Japan.

Visit the Kansai programme page for more information.

The Japan Foundation Sydney Seminars 

Generally two seminars of 3 ½ day duration are available each year, in January and September with a different focus. Read more.  

The NZJEP Programme

This is a grants programme funded by the New Zealand Government to deepen understanding between New Zealand and Japan on a broad educational and cultural basis. Read more.


All Languages

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: prue.elwood@afs.org or call 0800 LIA AFS (0800 237 542).


 

Chinese

China Scholarship Programme

The Chinese and New Zealand Ministries of Education offer up to 12 scholarships per year to New Zealand teachers of Chinese to attend a 3-week intensive language and culture programme in China.

Visit the Chinese scholarship page for more information.


German

Professional Learning Development Seminars
Up to 5 scholarships are available for teachers of German at primary, secondary or tertiary level to attend a two or three-week seminar in Germany (between June and September, or in January).

Visit the German teacher enrichment page for more information.

German Language Courses
Scholarships for teachers to refresh or advance their language level at a four or eight-week course in Germany. Read more.


Spanish

Spanish Immersion Scholarship to Salamanca

Improve your Spanish and your teaching skills; be immersed in Spanish culture and enjoy a customised pedagogical programme for New Zealand teachers. A two-week immersion programme is offered to New Zealand teachers of Spanish at the prestigious University of Salamanca, Spain.

Visit the Salamanca programme page for more information.

UIMP Programme
Two teachers of Spanish participate in a 2-week long course on language enrichment, pedagogy, methodology, culture and special topics at a Spanish University. Read more.

English Language Assistantships to Spain 

The Spanish Ministry of Education is offering approximately 50 positions to New Zealanders as English Language Assistants each school year. Read more here.


ersion 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: prue.elwood@afs.org or call 0800 LIA AFS (0800 237 542).