Five Key Recommendations to Strengthen Language Learning in NZ
As a consequence of the Auckland Languages Strategy initiative, and consolidated by the subsequent ILEP summit held in Auckland last year, NZALT and the Asia New Zealand Foundation co-convened a working group to determine collaboratively the key issues and possible solutions to resolving the decline in language learning in our schools. This group is co-chaired by Jeff Johnstone, Director Education, Asia New Zealand Foundation, and Martin East, NZALT. A draft document arising from this initiative is now available for consultation. We are excited to inform members that, although the document is still in its draft form, Jeff had the opportunity to present a copy to Hekia Parata, Minister for Education, on Monday 21st March. The message is reaching its target audiences!