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NZALT 2022 Newsletter no 48

Tēnā koutou!  你好!  안녕하세요  Kia orana!  Bonjour!  Guten Tag!  こんにちは。Salvete!  Faka’alofa lahi atu!  Talofa lava!  ¡Buenos días!  Malo e lelei!  Malo ni!

Term Two Updates
We hope you've had a well earned break over the holidays and some time to recharge your batteries.

We're starting to plan activities for Term Two, but most importantly our focus is on the NZALT 2022 Conference to be held in Dunedin from Saturday 9 - Tuesday 12 July. If you haven't registered yet, do so this week by Friday 6 May to be eligible for the Early Bird special. We're looking forward to seeing lots of you in wonderful Ōtepoti!

New Zealand Sign Language Week is from 9 - 15 May. The theme is NZSL is essential. See this website for further information.

Noa'ia 'e mạuri!
Rotuman Language Week takes place fron Sunday 8 May to Saturday 14 May 2022. The overarching theme for the 2022 Pacific Language Weeks is sustainability. There are some superb ideas for supporting the Rotuman language at this link.

Languages Week is Week 7 this term, so start thinking about some activities with your students to raise the profile of Learning Languages in your school. There are some ideas at the links below.

Ko te reo tōku tuakiri - Language is my identity

Ko te reo tōku ahurei - Language is my uniqueness

Ko te reo te ora - Language is life

NZALT 2022 Conference: Saturday 9 - Tuesday 12 July, Otepoti - Dunedin

We are really looking forward to a great conference in July.

Please note the closing date for Early Bird registration (only $100 for NZALT members and $200 for non members) is Friday, 6 May. To register, please go to the NZALT 2022 Conference site. Here you will find full details of the cost of registration and dates.
Remember to renew your NZALT membership before registering, so that you can take advantage of the cheaper membership registration prices.

The NZALT Awards have closed. Teachers will be informed of the success of their application over the next week.

Submissions for Conference proposals have closed. All submitters will be contacted shortly. We are however, still accepting submissions for practical workshops aimed at classroom practitioners. Please see our website for more details if you wish to submit a proposal.

If you have any queries, please email: 
Conference Convenor Madlen Kunath
Conference Organiser Ali Copeman

NZALT 2022 Cluster Meetings Term Two

The Online Cluster Meetings for this term are as follows:
Otago: to be confirmed
South Canterbury: Wednesday 11 May, 3.45 pm - 5.00 pm
Christchurch: Thursday 12 May,  3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

If you wish to attend the South Canterbury or Christchurch Online Cluster meetings, please contact Jeni Lemberg
Dates for the Hutt and Nelson Online Clusters will be confirmed later. Please email Jeni Lemberg if you are interested in participating in one of these cluster meetings.
For the Otago Cluster meeting, please contact Madlen Kunath.

We are hoping to offer Cluster meetings in other areas in 2022. If you are interested in participating in one in your area, please contact Jeni Lemberg.
Term Two Webinars

Planning is taking place for several Webinars this term, including ideas for Languages Week,  the use of Escape Rooms as a digital tool and some practical teaching ideas for the Languages classroom. We will send out further details in our next newsletter. If you have requests for other Webinar topics, please email Madlen Kunath.
Useful Links 

Languages Week 2022: Week 7, Term 2 (13 - 17 June)
Excellent links to various activities and resources for the specific language weeks and cultural events can be found at National Events. This is regularly updated.
Activities for Languages Week can also be found here at Tui Tuia under Language Week Links.

Samoa Language Week Sunday 29 May – Saturday 4 June 2022
Samoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le gagana Samoa helps all New Zealanders journey towards shared cultural understandings.

For support with language teaching and learning, resourcing, planning and much more, contact Tui Tuia Learning Circle Languages.

NZQA Online Assessor Support
NZQA now offer more online learning options and workshops to help assessors with the assessment of internally-assessed standards. See this link.

There are a wide variety of e-learning modules available, including subject-specific, bite-sized modules focusing on a variety of subjects and standards, several online Best Practice Workshops, and other generic modules. 

Contact Details

NZALT President
Annabelle Sinclair

Networks of Expertise Co-ordinator:   Jeni Lemberg
Online PLD Co-ordinator: Madlen Kunath

Communty Languages Coordinator: Juliet Kennedy

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