With permission from The New Zealand Language Teacher, Listing and comparing tasks in the language classroom: Examples of Willis and Willis’s (2007) taxonomy in practice, Erlam, R. (2013). The New Zealand Language Teacher, 39, 7-14
Heeps and Insley:
This paper reports the development of a professional learning community around introducing the teaching of Spanish at Pakuranga Intermediate School.(2009)
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Insley and Thomson:
Evidence from TPDL shows a fit between Learning Languages and the vision of NZC for young New Zealanders.(2010)
Wang and Erlam:
Reproduced, with permission, from The New Zealand Language Teacher, vol. 37 (2011), pp. 39-44. The Principal of Kirkwood Intermediate School gave permission for the inquiry learning investigation to be published, and the students gave their permission for data relating to them to be reported.
Henry and Erlam:
Reproduced, with permission, from The New Zealand Language Teacher, vol. 37 (2011), pp. 45-57. The Principal of Wellington High School gave permission for the inquiry learning investigation to be published, and the students gave their permission for data relating to them to be reported.
Reproduced, with permission, from The New Zealand Language Teacher, Vol. 36, Nov 2010
Making a difference to student learning in the language. Tania presented her 2006 action research to regional and national language advisers and it was then published in The New Zealand Language Teacher – Volume 32, November 2006.
Doris Anschober’s inquiry task was published in the NZALT publication Polyglot No.31 2006.
Insley and Thomson:
Supporting teachers to increase the quality and quantity of student target language use. (With permission from The New Zealand Language Teacher vol. 34 (2008), pp. 21-30.)
Conference a great success
Task-based language teaching and learning in the classroom through real life activities as well as exploring other world views were key topics at Meeting the Challenge: Building on TPDL on 14 November 2013 at Waipuna Conference Centre in Auckland. The symposium was hosted by International Languages Exchanges and Pathways (ILEP).
Among the one hundred or so participants were over 80 primary and secondary teachers from around New Zealand who had successfully completed the one-year TPDL programme. It was a unique opportunity to present, reflect and share new insights and successes, provided a platform for networking with colleagues from across New Zealand and discuss with facilitators what the next challenges might be.
The Education Gazette of 27 January 2014 featured the following article.