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NZALT 2022 Newsletter no 50

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Languages Week
Languages Week is Week 7 (June 13 - 17th June) this term, so start thinking about some activities with your students to raise the profile of Learning Languages in your school. NZALT will be running a Poster competition for Years 7 - 8 and 9 - 10 again this year. And there is a Webinar this week to share ideas and activities for Languages Week. Please find further information below.
Webinar: Sharing ideas for Languages Week, May 26

This week's webinar will focus on ideas and planning for Languages Week and will be held on Thursday 26 May from 3.45pm - 5pm.
If you wish to participate in this webinar, please email Madlen Kunath.

Here is the Zoom link.
Meeting ID: 859 1018 3556
Passcode: 720983
Languages Week Poster Competition 2022

NZALT is again running a poster competition for students in Years 7 - 8 and Years 9 - 10. This competition is only open to students whose teachers are NZALT members. 
The competition has been very popular in previous years with junior students and is a superb activity for Languages Week as well as an opportunity for teachers to gather material to use in advertising the benefits of learning a language.
Due to the popularity of the competition, we are asking you to choose your three best entries in each category and either email them or send them to the NZALT Secretary, Jo Hawes.
Please note that all entries must be received by Friday 24 June.

NZALT Excellence in Leadership and Teaching Awards

Nominations for these two NZALT awards are called for in each conference year. Please note that the initial Expressions of Interest for both awards are due on Friday 27 May.

Initial Expressions of Interest ​(150 words) for ​2022 close on: Friday 27 May 2022. ​​

Invited full applications for 2022 close on Friday 17 June 2022.

Full details on the Excellence in Leadership Awards can be found here.
The details around nominations for the Excellence in Teaching Awards are at this link.


Useful 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. The overarching theme for the 2022 Pacific Language Week is sustainability.

Languages Week 2022: Week 7, Term 2 (13 - 17 June)

For support with language teaching and learning, resourcing, planning and much more, contact Tui Tuia Learning Circle Languages. Activities for Languages Week can also be found here at Tui Tuia under Language Week Links.

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.


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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