[lg policy] New Zealand: Te Waka Reo: National Language Policy

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Thu Nov 17 16:55:51 UTC 2011

Newsletters > Diversity Action Programme > Te Waka Reo: National
Language Policy > 2011 > November
ISSN 1178-0967 November, 2011
News & Issues

Deaf Aotearoa: NZSL Act Review leaves Deaf powerless and voiceless
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Five years on, the passing of the New Zealand Sign Language Act
(2006), the Deaf community remains powerless and voiceless, says Deaf

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Review of Language Developments in New Zealand 2004-2010
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The Human Rights Commission publishes an annual Race Relations Report,
including a section on developments in language policy and practice.

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Language Weeks in 2012
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

It’s likely that there will be a growth in language weeks in 2012.
Alongside the longstanding Māori Language Week, recent years have seen
the successful establishment of Samoan Language Week, NZ Sign Language
Week  and (last year) Tongan and Cook Island Language Weeks.

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Urgent hearing for Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

In October the Waitangi Tribunal granted an urgent hearing for the Te
Kōhanga Reo National Trust in their claim against the Crown.

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Keeping Language Alive – Na Vuli Vosa Vakaviti
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

In mid-August Wellington’s Fijian community launched a new language
programme Na Vuli Vosa Vakaviti.

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DVD in Sign Language to Help Deaf Cope With Grief
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

A new DVD in New Zealand Sign Language will help Deaf people in New
Zealand learn ways to cope with grief and loss in their natural

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Symposium with Prof. Bernard Spolsky to be held in Wellington
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The Victoria University of Wellington is inviting everyone to attend a
symposium on “Building a multilingual society: creating habitats for
language survival”.

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Teacher Professional Development Languages (TPDL), Years 7-10 2012
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The Ministry of Education provides a number of professional learning
opportunities for teachers of languages.

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Mandarin Corner, Victoria University of Wellington
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Mandarin Corner 汉语角 is held from 3.15pm – 4.30pm Saturdays during
school terms at Victoria University of Wellington, Seminar Room, 20
Kelburn Parade.

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Chinese Film Evening, Wellington
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

In association with Mandarin Corner there will be a Chinese film
evening on Wednesday 26 October from 7pm – 9.30pm.

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