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NZALT 2022 Newsletter no 41

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!

Welcome back! We hope you've all managed to enjoy some of the amazing summer weather and have had a refreshing and relaxing break.
The focus of this newsletter is on the NCEA Excellence Certificates and some important dates for 2022. There will be a more detailed newsletter later in the month.

Excellence Certificates

The NCEA/IB Excellence Certificates process is now underway.  See details on our website here.  Please download the spreadsheet, rename it with your school’s name, complete it and send it to  by Friday, 25th February.

We look forward to recognising the achievements of your students!

Kind regards,
Annabelle Sinclair
President NZALT

NZALT 2022 Conference

The NZALT 2022 Conference will take place from late afternoon Saturday 9 July until mid-day Tuesday 12 July at John McGlashan College in Dunedin.  
A variety of accommodation offers will be available ranging from budget to deluxe, including onsite at John McGlashan College. 
All details around registration costs, awards and submissions of presentations will be available later in February.
If you require any information about the NZALT Conference, please email
Topical Reading

Teachers have free access to this latest research on Language Teaching from the University of Auckland: 
Teaching Languages to Adolescent Learners
From Theory to Practice

Authors: Rosemary Erlam, University of Auckland, Jenefer Philp, Lancaster University, Diana Feick, University of Auckland.
The Gold Open Access edition of Martin East’s latest book on task-based language teaching is still available - free and accessible to anyone, anywhere due to generous funding from the Centre for Languages, Future Learning Solutions – access the book at this link.

The following article by Dr Grace Yue Qi of Massey University COVID-19 underlines the importance of learning languages via emerging technologies was published in Melbourne Asia Review – the hybrid journal-blog of the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. This article is particularly relevant for us all at present.

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.

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

Contact Details

NZALT President
Annabelle Sinclair

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

Communty Languages Coordinator: Juliet Kennedy
If you are aware of language teachers who are not receiving this newsletter, please email

NZALT Networks of Expertise Newsletter, Number 41, February 2022.

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