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"Welcome" poster in 40 languages

"Welcome" poster in 40 languages - New, free!

What’s your dream for Kiwiland? Whatever it is, it’s the answer to this year’s Race Relations Day theme: “Our dream for Aotearoa”.

Ours is “Everyone feels welcome here – no matter what language they speak”.

To help you celebrate International Mother Language Day (21 February) and Race Relations Day (21 March), we created ‘Aotearoa, You’re welcome in any language.’ The poster welcomes people in 40 languages and, if your language is missing, there’s space to write it in.

View and order the poster via www.englishlanguage.org.nz. (Cost for p+p). Contact grace.bassett@englishlanguage.org.nz with queries.

Then, next time you meet a new Kiwi, welcome them in their language. Give it a go!

English and Maori are not the only languages in which Kiwis welcome newcomers.

The number of languages we speak is growing. The 2006 Census identified NZers as increasingly multilingual. 671,658 people can speak two or more languages: an increase of 19.5 % since Census 2001. With a gap of seven years since 2006, no doubt Census 2013 will reveal more information about our increasing diversity.

Who are we? English Language Partners New Zealand (ELPNZ) and Community Languages Association of New Zealand (CLANZ).
ELPNZ works with migrant and refugee communities in 23 locations. We offer a range of programmes to assist with community and workplace English. More than 2,500 volunteers and 280 staff deliver services to over 6,500 people. Over 150 languages and dialects are represented on our national database.

CLANZ works to maintain community languages – we run language classes and develop initiatives to support teaching practices in our community-based schools.

ENDS

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