Arrangement of cooperation in the field of education signed
Arrangement of cooperation in the field of education signed in Paris.
The French and New Zealand Ministers of Education, Vincent Peillon and Hekia Parata, met in Paris on September 27th and signed an arrangement of cooperation between their ministries.
text will help strengthen cooperation in the fields
of education and language
between the two countries, especially in the following fields:
between French and New Zealand schools
o the language assistant exchange programme
o French/English bilingual education
o Collaboration for the training of teachers of French
Minister of Education Vincent Peillon expressed his appreciation of the importance of the French language in the New Zealand education system. With 54 000 learners, French is the most learnt foreign language in New Zealand schools.
Minister Peillon expressed his thanks to Minister Hekia Parata for the encouragement given by the New Zealand Ministry of Education to the teaching of foreign languages in primary schools and for its support to the French/English bilingual education programmes.
Ms Parata and Mr Peillon also discussed the potential for school to school relationships as part of the 100th anniversary of World War 1, from 2014-18.