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LangSem - our Fabulous Opportunity for PLD in Learning Languages, including te Reo Māori
yrs 0 – 13 is over for 2013.

Thank you so very much again to everyone who contributed to the success of this day, especially the organising team of: manager, Britta Frogley; Waikato NZALT committee: David Hall, Christine Williams and Shelley MacKay; target language conveners: Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Dorota Roznawska, Jo Barber, Mat Jennings, Merimeri Anania - and all the so very much appreciated presenters.There were of course many more people behind the scenes, including all of the Poipoia te Reo team which I am so lucky to be in. Thank you to everyone for your gracious feedback on the day and for your evaluations which overwhelmingly state that you want another LangSem in 2015 and on a Friday. Perhaps some of you out there can volunteer to be on that organising team.
Below you will find as many resources, presentations and links that I can gather together for you from the day.
Ngā mihinui ki a koutou - Jeanne Gilbert - Co-convener
Email feedback:
"Bonjour tout le monde
First I would like to thank everybody who was involved with the Waikato Langsem on Friday. If you were not there you don’t know what you missed. It was excellent. I am still buzzing and I have shared today what I have learned with my principal. He was very impressed.
I am proud to be a language teacher =)
Merci du fond du Coeur.

Message from Don Wallis, teacher of Japanese, Tauranga Girls':
I would have liked an opportunity to demonstrate the micro-cone recorder. It helps me and will save teachers time in marking the interact (.3). Anyone interested can contact me at:


Programme as at 27/08/2013

The bio data and descriptions of the sessions:

Curriculum levels 1 + 2:
Literacy and Reading in a different language
Dr. Christine Biebricher
International Languages Exchanges and Pathways (ILEP)

Beginning to Teach a Second Language
Jeanne Gilbert

Healthy Eating – Curriculum Integration and Task Based Language Learning

Jeanne Gilbert

Food cards:


Language Learning Tools

Te Reo Māori:

Japanese:Go to:
for resources and links to Jo Barber's presentations.Find contacts for Tomoko Semba on the ILEP site:

Teacher Evaluations: