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National Newsletter No 22 December, 2020

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Focus of this newsletter: 
NZALT 2021 National Conference: Saturday 10 July - Monday 12 July 2021, Wellington Girls' College, Wellington
  • Registration information
  • Accommodation offers
  • Awards for Registration and Travel costs
  • Language Immersion Day Tuesday 13 July run by the Language Advisors and Future Learning Solutions
Certificates of Excellence
Information about when and how to apply in 2021.

International Languages Week 2021: Term 2, Week 7

 NZALT 2021 Conference

We will be launching the registration process for the NZALT 2021 Conference, to be held in Wellington, from 10 -12 July 2021 soon. This newsletter is to give you important information about dates and registration costs so that you can take advantage of travel deals to book flights and accommodation.
We will open the conference on Saturday 10 July 2021 with a pōwhiri at 6.30 pm at Signs of a Nation, Te Papa. This will be followed by the formal ceremony with a guest speaker and refreshments in Te Marae. Registration packs will be available from 6 pm at the entrance to Signs of a Nation and conference participants will be able to visit Te Papa prior to the pōwhiri.


The conference will take place on Sunday and Monday 11-12 July at Wellington Girls' College. Full registration will cover all conference costs, including the conference dinner to be held at Rydges Wellington on Sunday evening.
The NZALT 2021 Conference will be followed by language-specific sessions on Tuesday 13 July. These are being organised by Future Learning Solutions.



Registration costs are as follows:
Early Bird registration until 31 March: $100 for NZALT members and $175 for non-NZALT members.
Standard registration from 1 April: $200 for NZALT members and $300 for non-NZALT members.
The registration link will open mid December.


An award of $500 will be available to all language teachers throughout New Zealand to assist them with the travel and accommodation costs for the NZALT 2021 Conference. Applications for this award will open mid December.


Members of PPTA will be able to apply for a grant of up to $700 per year to attend a subject association conference or workshop. They anticipate being able to provide 5000 teachers with this grant per year. It must be applied for after the event, using the form on the PPTA website at this page.

Accommodation Offers

A variety of accommodation offers are available ranging from budget to deluxe, all within a 10 minute walk of Wellington Girls' College. We have accommodation offers available at the Rydges, the Thorndon and the Hotel Waterloo.

Submissions for Presentations

There will be further information about the different types of presentations, as well as how to make a submission and the requirement dates in a newsletter later in December.
Keynote Speakers

We are able to confirm at this stage that Dr Gianfranco Conti will be one of our keynote speakers, presenting via a digital link. 

Language Immersion Day: Tuesday 13 July

The Language Immersion Day on Tuesday 14 July is being organised by Future Learning Solutions. There will be workshops for all languages and full details will be advertised early in 2020.
If you require any information about this day, please contact Future Learning Solutions.

If you require any further information about the NZALT Conference, please email for registration information and for conference queries.

Contact Details
Conference Convenor: 
Jeni Lemberg

Conference Administrators: 
Janet McCallister and Peter McClymont

NZALT President:
Annabelle Sinclair

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

Certificates of Excellence

To recognise exceptional achievement in the field of language learning, NZALT provides certificates, suitably endorsed, for NZALT members to award to their students. Please note that it is not possible to apply for certificates for other (non-member) teachers in your school.

Dates for 2021 have now been set and are as follows:

Friday 26th February: spreadsheets due, clearly labeled, listing students eligible for recognition. Completed spreadsheets should be sent to The spreadsheet can be found here: COE 2021

Monday 22rd March: Certificates posted to schools.

Applications after the 26th February deadline will not be accepted due to the restrictions of printing and distribution.

International Languages Week: Term 2, Week 7 (14 - 18 June), 2021
Many of you are looking at provisional dates for 2021. We will again hold this in week 7, term 2, 2021. 

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.

Useful Links
For support with language teaching and learning, resourcing, planning and much more contact the Centre for Languages at Future Learning Solutions

Remember to check the NZQA Subjects page for all the information on the Internal and External Achievement Standards for your language at
NZALT Networks of Expertise Newsletter, December, 2020

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