2020 French Immersion Programme - Stage de Tahiti

Stage de Tahiti is an immersion and study experience in Tahiti for teachers currently teaching French in New Zealand schools and is funded by Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages and the French Embassy in New Zealand. 

This programme aims to positively affect the sustainability of implementing the learning languages area of the curriculum for teachers and students.

Whilst experiencing a homestay, teachers' time will be divided between intercultural inquiry and formal language classes at Horizons Francophone.

Programme content includes
  • 2 week homestay
  • language classes
  • school visits
  • intercultural activities
Key dates

Update: 30 March 2020 - In light of the current global and national situation around Covid19, this programme is on hold for 2020.

Programme dates: Monday 28 September - Saturday 10 October 2020 (flights will arrive in Tahiti Sunday 27 September for programme to start on 28 September)

Orientation: Wednesday 26 August 2020
3.30pm-5.30pm  via Zoom

Application deadline: Thursday 9 April 2020.  Note: We are not currently accepting any further applications due to Covid19

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For more information contact us via e-mail: fls.languages@auckland.ac.nz

Important Information


Applicants must be currently teaching French.

Preference will be given to registered teachers who:

  • Are currently engaged with Future Learning Solutions
  • Are involved in levels 1 to 4 of the learning languages area of the curriculum

For this programme, Future Learning Solutions and the French Embassy will arrange and pay for:

  • Domestic flights connecting to international flights
  • International flights
  • International travel insurance
  • In country accommodation, airport transfers, cultural activities and language tuition during programme dates

For this programme, participants arrange and pay for:

  • Visa application and fees (where applicable)
  • Domestic transport to programme travel where domestic flight is not applicable but transport is still required i.e. bus or personal transport with reimbursement post programme
  • Transport to and from participant's local airport for the programme where the domestic flight has been arranged
  • Some in country bus fares to local cultural activities
  • Personal expenses and incidentals
  • Money for lunches most days as well as up to two breakfasts and dinners
Teacher Experience
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I would thoroughly recommend the Stage de Tahiti to other French teachers. The opportunity for full immersion through the homestays, language classes and activities is a great way to challenge your language, and I have a much greater cultural knowledge of Tahiti which I am able to take back to the classroom.

Stephen Grimwood, 2019

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I loved my trip to Tahiti. It was wonderful to spend time with like minded people and speak French for 12 days. My host family was my highlight, they were great.

Pip Feast, 2019


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This is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the French language while participating in an array of Tahitian cultural activities. Homestays allow an authentic cultural experience as well.

Christine Black, 2019


2018 Video Diaries

In this video diary series, participating teachers share their experiences in  looks back at their past couple of days of the programme.


Chris Cheyne

Danielle Le Heron

Julie Caparn

Rebecca Armstrong, Trish Munro

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Sandra Quiggin

Suzanne Cornelius

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