Teachers are at the forefront of educating our young people, but it’s also important that they keep educating themselves. We have two areas that fulfill this mission.

Firstly, we manage the Government funded Language Immersion Awards (LIA), which allow teachers learning languages to travel, live and study overseas. These awards are fully funded and for language teachers an important part of classroom pedagogy.

Secondly, we run our Educational Advantage programme, where we bring teachers from other countries into New Zealand and immerse them in our culture and classrooms.

Language Immersion Awards (LIA) for teachers

AFS New Zealand is contracted by the Ministry of Education to deliver the Language Immersion Awards (LIA). The Awards are fully funded by the Ministry to improve language teaching and learning in NZ Schools.

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Educational Advantage

Educational Advantage welcomes teachers from around the world to New Zealand who want to bring their own culture and language and share with families, students and teachers, live with a local family to truly get to know about our unique culture, develop their language and then use what they learn back in their lives and classrooms in their home country.

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Host a teacher

Host a teacher