2013 Language Perfect World Championships
10 May 2013
The 2013 World Championships begin in ten days time, running from 20 to 30 May.
As part of our association with Language Perfect, schools which are current members of NZALT receive 50 free registrations for the competition (another good reason to renew you membership for 2013). If you are a current member, please mention this in your communications with Language Perfect. On the Language Perfect website there is a wealth of information for you to show your students, including a very motivating page listing all the prizes available. In addition to this, the NZALT member school earning the highest points in the World Championships will receive a trophy.
To all those entering the Language Perfect World Championships 2013, good luck!
Free sample of Babel
06 April 2013
The latest edition of Babel, the professionally refereed journal of the AFMLTA, and sister publication to NZALT’s New Zealand Language Teacher, has been made available as a free sample to read. Check out the AFMLTA website link above.
Language Perfect World Championships 2013 |
06 April 2013
20 - 30 May 2013
Make the most of your NZALT membership!
Use the special code: NZALT to register your students NOW for the Language Perfect World Championships 2013 and you will unlock 50 free student entries (normally valued at $5 per student).
Click the above link for further details about the prizes and awards up for grabs in this exciting annual event.
25 March 2013
These have been sent by email to all members today. However, there have been a number of returned emails, usually with the message “The email account that you tried to reach does not exist”. If you haven’t received your 2013 invoice, please check the email contact address we have for you in the database and contact us at email@example.com so that we can issue you an invoice.
NZALT's submission for the paper |
18 March 2013
Click the above link to see our submission to the Royal Society's paper on Languages in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Learning Languages Aotearoa paper
10 March 2013
Click the above link to view the newly released "Languages in Aotearoa New Zealand" paper produced by the Royal Society to be presented to parliament about a change of thinking to Languages and eventually having a National Languages policy.
Changes to Learning Languages makes Breakfast Television |
05 March 2013
Click the above link if you would like to view the interview on TVNZ Breakfast this morning with Professor Richard Le Heron of the Royal Society about a paper to be presented to parliament about a change of thinking to Languages and having a National Languages policy.
12 February 2013
A reminder to members of upcoming deadlines: Firstly as previously advised your Certificates of Excellence should be emailed today to avoid disappointment. Please make sure you download a form before emailing the spreadsheet at this link. The deadline for Primary and Intermediate teachers wanting to apply for PD funding with our Speak-Up award is 28 February. Visit this link. Lastly since this is a non-conference year the NZALT Special Project Award is available to Specific Language Associations and is also due on 28 February. For information please click here.
Certificates of Excellence
29 January 2013
Now is the time to prepare your spreadsheet for the NZALT Certificates of Excellence. Our new method is that you complete the spreadsheet provided at the link above and complete the requested information before forwarding to Philippa Doig who has kindly agreed to coordinate the printing. The deadline is Tuesday 12 February 2013. To read all relevant information including criteria and a copy of the spreadsheet click here.
Welcome Back to School
26 January 2013
NZALT would like to take this opportunity to wish you well for the start of another school year.
If you have changed your work place, region or contact details would you please update your details at this link as annual invoices will be sent out shortly.
You will soon receive a message about Certificate of Excellences. which are due in soon.
I realise schools ask for PD information. There will be LangSems in most regions again this year and you will be informed once the dates are confirmed.
There is also the opportunity to go to our sister organisation, AFMLT'A's Biennial Conference by clicking here or on the above link.
Polyglot is here |
21 December 2012
Our Polyglot editor Jasmine Langdale is pleased to announce that Polyglot (NZALT's magazine) is available online now. Click this link to access the magazine. Polyglot is viewable either article by article on screen, or if you have a mobile device and wish to download the entire magazine, you will find a link at the top of the Polyglot page. Happy reading!
NZALT Upcoming Events
23 November 2012
Click the above link to view our diary for 2013. It should be another exciting year with LangSems and Language Perfect World Championships. This is an ideal time to block in some times on your school calendar as you plan ahead.