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Tecnología y Lenguas

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I am fascinated by the possibilities for language learning and teaching offered by the latest advances in technology and by the many (too many!?) websites and tools available for learning and teaching languages. This blog will introduce different tools that have proven practical and effective for language teachers (and gratis!). Since the needs and levels of adoption of technology vary so much among teachers, I’ll try to include 3 different tools each entry. You can skim and scroll down to those you are interested in.

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University of Salamanca.
Spanish Immersion Programme – Salamanca has been launched and teachers can now submit their applications.
Application deadline: Friday, 23 February, 2018 by 5pm
Salamanca Flyer 2018

ILEP courses
ILEP is offering a variety of courses in a lot of different cities in New Zealand. To check if there is an interesting PD in your town please check their website

Transforming Practice in Language Teaching (TPLT)
Ministry-funded programme. It is a combination of in-depth engagement with pedagogical issues, language learning and supported evidence-based reflection of practice.
Visit  for more information and the 2018 application form.
Applications close 30th November 2017



ILEP video about the importance of learning languages

Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence
Will be delivering an education hackathon focused on Latin America on December 2nd and 3rd in Wellington with Creative HQ.

Job Vacancies

Job vacancies November 2017

Enseñar español en NZ

Informacion para Profesores de español – Nueva Zelanda

Term 1

STANZA Jornada de profesores
(Immersion weekend)
When: 23 & 24 February 2018
Where: Auckland University (Epsom Campus)
Programme to be finalized soon
IW information
IW Registration Form

Term 2

National Debating competition

Date: Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Where: Kristin College, Auckland

Winners: Rangitoto College
2nd: Kristin School
3rd: Northcote College

Best speaker: Kelvin Oakley (Western Height H.S.)

Term 3

National and Regional Speech competition.

Level 1:
Jack Lawton (Northcote College)
Level 2: Anastasia Argyround (Hillcrest High School)
Level 3: Sena Ogawa-Bracey (St. Cuthbert’s)
Scholarship: Dimitri Petreski (Kristin School)

Term 4

National Junior video competition
Closing date: Friday 24th November 2017
Open to: Primary, Intermediate and Year 9 & 10 students

Video Comp Y9 and 10 2017
Video Competition primary and intermediate students

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