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Japan Study Grants

The Foundation’s Japan study grants assist secondary school classes (Years 9 to 13) to travel to Japan for study tours.

Education / News
Taking up the Mandarin challenge

Classrooms around the country rung with the sound of kids practicing Chinese phrases to mark New Zealand Chinese Language Week, which ran from 26 September to 2 October.

Education / News
Te reo and Mandarin – it doesn't have to be either/or

Learning Mandarin, or any other foreign language, does not have to come at the expense of learning te reo Māori, say three principals.

Leadership Network / News
Q&A: Leadership Network member weathers turbulent 2020 in Taiwan

We chat to Leadership Network member Amanda Cundy about living in Taiwan in 2020, studying Chinese and her plans for the future.

Leadership Network / News
Learning Chinese opens doors to wider world

The Asia New Zealand Foundation chats with Leadership Network member Emily Wilby about why she took up studying Mandarin Chinese and the opportunities studying the language have provided her.

Media / News
Intern's passion for journalism opens doors in Indonesia

NZME journalist Katie Harris says studying Bahasa Indonesia and interning for global news agency APF was a life changing experience that made her reconsider the way she approaches journalism.

Education / News
Fund helps teachers to upskill in teaching Chinese

Teachers from Tauranga, Rotorua, Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin have undertaken professional development training to improve their Mandarin language skills and learn how to make language learning fu

Leadership Network / News
Leadership Network members discuss learning an Asian language

Despite growing awareness of the importance of learning a second language, over the past ten years New Zealand has seen a 29 percent drop in secondary school students learning an Asian language.

Leadership Network / News
Mandarin on business-skills wish list for Leadership Network Member

Leadership Network member Rasik Makan has been part of a team in Sydney tasked with advising a group of Chinese investors on the acquisition of a solar farm. He says the experience has underlined to h

Resources / Resource
Asian language learning in Schools

We promote and collaborate with language learning providers who offer quality, cost-effective programmes for schools.

Leadership Network / News
Learning Mandarin Chinese - a Leadership Network member's story

At the age of eight, Leadership Network member Nathalie Harrington moved with her mother to Liuyang city in the Hunan province of China.

Education / News
Student soaks up Japanese culture on exchange

Leanne Hammersley writes about living and studying in the coastal city of Ashiya, half way between Kobe and Osaka, where she is completing her final semester of a Bachelor of Arts.

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