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What is learning languages about?

learning languages currculum title.

Ko tōu reo, ko tōku reo,
te tuakiri tangata.
Tīhei uriuri, tīhei nakonako.

Learning a new language provides a means of communicating with people from another culture and exploring one’s own personal world.

Languages are inseparably linked to the social and cultural contexts in which they are used. Languages and cultures play a key role in developing our personal, group, national, and human identities. Every language has its own ways of expressing meanings; each has intrinsic value and special significance for its users.

This learning area provides the framework for the teaching and learning of languages that are additional to the language of instruction. Level 1 of the curriculum is the entry level for students with no prior knowledge of the language being learned, regardless of their school year.

Published on: 02 Apr 2014

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Learning Languages Community
Portal to professional learning, support for the New Zealand Curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, resources and key links.

NZ Senior Secondary Curriculum Guides – Learning languages
Helping teachers create quality teaching and learning programmes.

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First Class! 
These videos are taken from the First Class! Effective Languages DVD for Learning Levels 1 and 2 and show teaching approaches that are known to be effective with diverse students in years 5-9.