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

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 14 14:43:48 UTC 2012

News & Issues

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week 23-29 July
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Te Wiki o te reo Māori is fast approaching – order free Te Taura Whiri
i te Reo Māori resources now to show your support!

Languages at the New Zealand Diversity Forum 19-20 August 2012
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The 2012 New Zealand Diversity Forum will be held on 19-20 August at
Aotea Centre in Auckland.

National Youth Forum on Cultural Diversity
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The National Youth Forum on Cultural Diversity forum will be held in
Auckland from 17-20 August.

Fa’afetai for another successful Samoan Language Week
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Samoan Language Week ran from 27 May to 2 June 2002.

New Zealand Sign Language in Action Awards 2012 announced
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Ongoing commitment to the Deaf community saw a number of organisations
and individuals recently honoured in Deaf Aotearoa’s 2012 New Zealand
Sign Language (NZSL) in Action awards.

Online books for learners of te reo Māori
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Flipbooks are the latest addition to the Ministry of Education’s new
Mātauranga Māori website on Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI).

Supporting Retention and Revitalisation of Languages: Te Puna Wānaka
Enrolments Open
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

If you are raising children with te reo Māori or Gagana Sāmoa or are
looking for professional development for staff working with children
that speak te reo Māori or Gagana Samoa, then Christchurch Polytechnic
Institute of Technology (CPIT) may suit your needs.

Euroasia Language Academy evening classes
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Euroasia Language Academy in partnership with English Teaching College
is now offering evening classes in a range of languages at the Willis
Street school in Wellington.

Translation business to target new migrants
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

 In May 2012 the New Zealand Herald reported on the findings of a
Massey University study that claimed that the proliferation of signs
using ethnic scripts in Auckland was making some Kiwis uncomfortable,
and their reactions range from “annoyance” to “repugnance”.

New interpreter trainees wanted in Wellington & Christchurch
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

If you’re a bi-lingual speaker of English and another language, you
may be just the person Interpreting New Zealand are looking for.

Whakamanahia te Reo Māori Research Project aims to grow student
teachers’ te reo skills
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The Whakamanahia te Reo Māori Research Project – which aims to build
research-based knowledge and consensus on what constitutes te reo
proficiency in Māori-medium education – was highlighted in May’s
edition of Te Waka Reo.

CLING the driving force behind development of CALD guidelines
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

In the May issue of Te Waka Reo we featured an item on Best Practice
Guidelines of Engaging with CALD – Culturally and Linguistically
Diverse Communities – in Times of Disaster.

Movie fundraiser for English Language Partners
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

English Language Partners Wellington will hold a fundraising screening
of the movie “Tortoise in Love” on 27 June at 8pm (for a 8.30pm start)
at Cinema 3, Penthouse Cinema, 205 Ohiro Rd, Brooklyn.

Submission workshop – Inquiry into Pacific languages and Early
Childhood Education
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The bilingual Leo Pacific Coalition are holding a Select Committee
Submission Writing Workshop on Thursday 14 June from 5.45pm at Best
Pacific Campus, 2 Ryan Place, Manukau.

Mandarin Corner June Events
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Mandarin Corner meets Saturdays (excluding school holidays) at 3.15pm,
Room 103, 24 Kelburn Parade, Victoria University.

Language Teacher Education (LTE) Public Lecture Series 2012
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The LTE Public Lecture for June is “Knowing the tools” by Unitec
lecturer Karen Haines.

Save the date for Tongan and Niue Language Weeks
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The second Tongan Language Week – Uike Kotangai o e Lea Faka-Tonga
will take place from 2 to 6 September 2012.


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