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Learning languages
This is the TKI portal to professional learning opportunities, professional support for the New Zealand Curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, resources, and key links in the Learning languages curriculum area. Learning languages also publishes regular newsletters to keep you informed about important deadlines and events. 

New Zealand Pacific Picture Book Collection
Check out this collection of 36 picture books nominated by nine New Zealand based librarians with specific responsibility for providing library services for Pasifika communities in New Zealand. The collection represents Pasifika stories and knowledge easily accessible to classroom teachers, and provides suggestions for classroom activities linked to the New Zealand curriculum.

Learning languages wallchart

The Learning Languages Wallchart shows the generic framework for teaching and learning languages in English-medium schools. It includes reference to the proficiency descriptors and achievement objectives for all levels, the Learning area statement, key messages from research, foundation messages, and a summary of ten principles for second language acquisition. 

Learning languages Wallchart (PDF, 814 KB)

Learning languages – A guide for New Zealand schools

Learning languages – A guide for New Zealand schools (PDF, 26 MB)

Curriculum resources and support materials for teaching Gagana Sāmoa, Gagana Tokelau, Cook Islands Māori, Lea faka Tonga, and Vagahau Niue are all available on this site.

Down the back of the chair.

We are unable to order resources through this site.  To order any of the featured resources, please contact Down the Back of the Chair, via email  orders@thechair.minedu.govt.nz or phone 0800 226 440.


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