Teachers are able to engage more deeply with the language and culture of the languages they teach through the scholarship programmes available as part of the immersion stage of the PLD pathway. 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.
For Chinese language teachers, ILEP currently runs a yearly intensive scholarship to Beijing sponsored by the New Zealand and Chinese Ministries of Education. Up to 12 teachers of Chinese in New Zealand schools will be selected to attend.
Find out more about the programme on the China Scholarship page.