Te Rōpū Kaiwhakaako Reo o Aotearoa

National Newsletter No. 42 March 2022

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!

Ko te reo tōku tuakiri - Language is my identity

Ko te reo tōku ahaurei - Language is my uniqueness

Ko te reo te ora - Language is life

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

Welcome to the launch of our registration process for the NZALT 2022 Conference to be held over the first weekend of the July holidays, 2022 in Dunedin.
We will open the conference on Saturday 9 July at 6 pm at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery with a guest speaker and refreshments, and close at mid-day Tuesday 12 July.  

Registration packs will be available from 6 pm in the entrance foyer. Conference participants will be able to visit the Art Gallery prior to the opening.
Conference Dinner will be held on Monday 11 July. The cost for dinner is included in the registration fee. 


To register for the NZALT 2022 Conference, please go to the NZALT 2022 Conference site.
Here you will find full details of the cost of registration, dates, submissions and further information about travel and accommodation awards.
Remember to renew your NZALT membership before registering, so that you can take advantage of the cheaper membership registration prices.


There will be thirty awards of $750 available to language teachers throughout New Zealand to assist them with travel and accommodation costs for the NZALT 2021 Conference. An application form can be found here.

Accommodation Offers

A variety of accommodation offers are available ranging from budget to deluxe. Please go to this link for full details on accommodation options and how to book.

Submissions for Presentations

All information about the different types of presentations, as well as how to make a submission, can be found here.

Keynote Speakers

We are able to confirm that our Key Speakers are as follows:

Paulette Tamati-Elliffe - Her keynote speech will be on Sunday 10 July followed by a workshop. 

Sir Ian Taylor - He is the keynote speaker on Tuesday 12 July and will also offer a workshop on his online resources for teachers of New Zealand. 

Language Immersion Day

The Language Immersion Day will take place on Saturday 9 July prior to the opening ceremony on Saturday evening. This is being organised by Tui Tuia | Learning Circle. There will be workshops for all languages at John McGlashan College. Please contact Tui Tuia | Learning Circle if you have any questions about this day.

If you have any queries, please email: 

Conference Convenor Madlen Kunath

Conference Organiser Ali Copeman


Contact Details

NZALT President
Annabelle Sinclair

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

Community Languages Co-ordinator: Juliet Kennedy

If you are aware of language teachers who are not receiving this newsletter, please email

NZALT Networks of Expertise Newsletter, March, Term 1, No 42, 2022

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