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Learning languages 
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
A collection of 36 picture books nominated by nine NZ based librarians. This team of nine has specific responsibility for providing library services for Pacific communities in New Zealand.

The purpose of the collection is to make the limited number of books representing Pasifika stories and knowledge easily accessible to classroom teachers. It includes suggestions for classroom activities linked to the New Zealand curriculum.

Learning languages wallchart
The Learning Languages Wallchart illustrates 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 – A guide for New Zealand schools
The Learning languages guide provides information to support the delivery of language programmes.

Principals, language teachers, board of trustees, and those looking to find ways to introduce or enhance language programmes will find comprehensive information in this guide. The guide is a useful reference for how to develop a vision for learning languages based on the benefits for students.

Curriculum resources and support materials for teaching

Resources and materials are available on this site for the following Pacific languages.

You can look at information about Pacific language weeks and download guides for teaching and learning. Some languages have storybooks, links to others resources, or articles related to the language.

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