Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

International Languages Week 2008

Friday, 15 August 2008, 3:00 pm
Press Release: International Languages Week 2008

International Languages Week 2008 (ILW) will take place this coming week from Sunday 17 August to Saturday 23 August 2008.

Exciting things are happening in schools and communities. Language teachers from around the country will be taking ILW to the furthest corners of Aotearoa New Zealand with school-based activities and celebrations from the Far North to the Deep South.

ILW offers language teachers and students the ideal opportunity to inspire the wider community to learn more about foreign cultures and languages.

In the spirit of ILW we encourage New Zealanders to use a greeting in a different language each day. For example:

Monday 18 August - Ni hao!
Tuesday 19 August - Bonjour!
Wednesday 20 August - Guten Tag!
Thursday 21 August - Konnichiwa!
Friday 22 August - Buenos días!

Members of the public can find out more about ILW activities through various online channels and your local foreign language teachers.
The official International Languages Week website is at www.international-languages-week.org.nz
The Google Discussion group on ILW is at http://groups.google.com/group/languageweek
For Facebook users, a group has been set up at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=12082261164


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ Festival : The NZSO Goes To The Disco and more...

In the endless, anguished debates about how to make classical music more relevant to new audiences, proposals are often put forward to strip away certain elements – reduce the formality ... More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Charlotte Yates' Mansfield Project

Katherine Mansfield's vapid verses are of even less interest than her over-rated short stories, but Yates has risen to the challenge of producing a fascinating compilation album by a variety of musicians to accompany her poetry. More>>

Howard Davis: Dazed & Confused by Beats

Beats is both a coming-of-age tale and a romantic movie about endings, set to a nostalgic backdrop of the disappearing tail of the UK's illegal rave scene. More>>

Howard Davis: And The Oscar Goes To … Parasite
For its deliciously dark wit and genre-bending ingenuity, Bong Joon-ho's latest movie has just won four out of a potential six Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Director. Only ten foreign-language films have previously been nominated for Best Picture and none have won before. More>>

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

Over 150 Productions: NZ Fringe 2020 Has Launched

The upcoming festival will be held at 40 venues all over Wellington Region from 28 February to 21 March, and includes every genre possible—theatre, comedy, dance, music, clowning, cabaret, visual art, children’s shows and more! More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland