Online ESOL support for students in schools

We have a new online ESOL programme available to intermediate and secondary schools that helps students who are new learners of the English language.

About the programme

The Learning Village New Zealand aims to support students to develop the English language skills necessary to participate effectively in their mainstream classes. It may be particularly useful for schools who have limited experience in catering for new learners of English or don’t have an established ESOL department or ESOL teachers.

The programme is provided by Across Cultures using the Learning Village, an online programme which has been operating successfully internationally and in New Zealand for a number of years. Schools enrolled in the programme through the Ministry of Education will receive comprehensive training and ongoing support from a team of New Zealand staff. This training and support includes upskilling teachers and teacher aides in ways in which the Learning Village lessons can be integrated with students’ curriculum subjects.

Access to the Learning Village NZ is intended to be one part of an appropriate programme of support for emergent bilingual learners.

Students and schools will be identified from the Ministry ESOL funding database, and the Learning Village NZ team will invite them to join the programme. Schools that think they might be eligible for the programme are also welcome to contact the providers directly.

Tel: 09 889 8153

Visit the Learning Village website for more information about the programme and how it works. Many thanks
Learning Village(external link)

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