Languages

These 10 online topics are based on the 20-part TV series and build on the absolute basics of Talk French. The video clips have been improved with a full screen option.
As well as the video clips, there are also transcripts to read and key language to learn.
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Language learning across our Kahui Ako

Learning a new language provides a means of communicating with people from another culture and exploring one’s own personal world.

Languages are inseparably linked to the social and cultural contexts in which they are used. Languages and cultures play a key role in developing our personal, group, national, and human identities. Every language has its own ways of expressing meanings; each has intrinsic value and special significance for its users. Here in Marlborough, we have over 32 nationalities that are permanently represented in our community, bringing their own culture and language to our area, making it an amazing place to learn about others.

The New Zealand Curriculum learning area provides the framework for the teaching and learning of languages that are additional to the language of instruction. Level 1 of the curriculum is the entry level for students with no prior knowledge of the language being learned, regardless of their school year.

Songs to help your students learn the language


Shakira - Wakawaka Original version - Spanish

Amir - On dirait - French

World Order - Have a nice day - Japanese

Waka Waka Karaoke version

Frozen - in German

Amir - Lyrics and translation

World Order - Have a nice day - Romaji lyrics