For the second year running the NA CAPE hosted the 2019 Secondary Schools’ Language Conference. In addition to a fun-filled day for students, the day offered a suite of professional development opportunities for teachers of Japanese and Korean languages.

Teachers of year 9 and 10 secondary school students learning Japanese and Korean (year level 9-13 for Korean Teachers) were invited apply for a day of fun, food, and cultural activities as part of a one-day conference aimed at spotlighting the value of second-language-learning in and beyond high school.

The Secondary Schools Language Conference was held:

Time: 9am – 3:30pm

Date: Saturday, 23 November

Venue: Sir Owen Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Rd, the University of Auckland

The programme of activities focused on pop culture, history, art, cuisine and is designed to help bring to life the vital role that languages play in the journey to becoming engaged global citizens.

“The North Asia CAPE is committed to helping New Zealanders build enduring, respectful relationships with our counterparts in North Asia. Boosting our ability to speak the languages and understand the cultures of our North Asian neighbours is key to ensuring those personal and professional relationships are robust,” says Professor Paul Clark, Director, North Asia CAPE.

We welcomed applications to participate from teachers and their students from schools across NZ which teach Japanese or Korean languages. 

Read about the 2018 conference




9:00 – 9:10

Welcome plenary

9:20 – 10:00

Group 1. Tea and calligraphy

10:05 – 10:30

Morning tea and snacks

10:35 – 11:15

Group 2. Calligraphy and tea

11:20 – 12:30

Reading and writing the language

12:30 – 1:15

Traditional lunch

1:30  –  2:00

Taiko drums / Tae Kwondo

2:00  -   2:20

Afternoon tea

2:30  -   3:00

Manga / K-pop

3:10  -   3:25

Prize draw based on quiz

3:25  -   3:30

Farewell plenary

 *9:30 – 12:30 FLS (Future Learning Services) session for Japanese and Korean language teachers held separately from the student morning events.

  • Flyer Schools Secondary Language Conference 2019.pdf Last updated: 26 September 2019
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