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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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The use of  short films in the Spanish Classroom 

When:  2nd April 4-5.30pm

Where: Dunedin. Otago Girls’ High School 41 Tennyson St

Information & Registration: the use of short films in the spanish classroom DUNEDIN


Cinema in the Spanish language classroom 

When: 28th March 4-6pm

Where: Auckland. Grafton Rd/Symonds St, University of Auckland.

Information & Registration: Cinema in the Spansh language classroom – flyer


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



Networks of Expertise funding. Exploring effective practice

This funding is enabling NZALT to support all learning languages teachers.  They provide secondary teachers and primary teachers with $1,000 to explore effective teaching practice, for example, by visiting other schools with successful language learning programmes.  Further information about the criteria for applications is on the  Exploring Effective Practice Awards Application form. The deadline for term 1 applications is 22 March, 2019.


2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Links & Resources  Lenguas indígenas


The Learning Languages Community 

The portal to professional learning opportunities and support for the Learning Languages area of the New Zealand Curriculum


Online Spanish library
ILEP and the Spanish Ministry of Education (MECD) are pleased to offer Spanish Language Resources, available online and through a physical library.


Learning Languages

ILEP video about the importance of learning languages



Teacher of languages – French and Spanish. Secondary (Years 7–15) / Wharekura. Closes 20th March Link

Enseñar español en NZ

Informacion para Profesores de español – Nueva Zelanda

Term 1



STANZA Debate workshop

When: Monday 18th March 4-6 pm

Where: Auckland Grammar School.

Cost: Free for Stanza members, $10 for non-members

Registration: Constanza

Resources: Presentación y reglas del debate


STANZA Jornada de profesores ELE 2019
When: 22 & 23 February 2019
Where: Auckland University (Epsom Campus)
Register with Gloria:
Cost: $80 for STANZA members; $100 for non-members
Resources: Jornada de Profesores presentations (to be updated)

Term 2

National Debating competition

Date: 21st June
Where: Northcote College, Auckland

Term 3

National and Regional Speech competition

When: To be advised

Term 4

National Junior video competition
Date: tba
Open to: Primary, Intermediate and Year 9 & 10 students

Video Competition primary and intermediate students

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