Catalan Teachers Living in New Zealand Programme 2007-2

by Ellen Yule November. 12, 2007 16385 views

- To brush up your English language and teaching skills
- To freshen up with New Zealand education system in a multi-cultural society
- To enrich yourself personally

The second English teacher group of 20 from Catalonia, Spain achieved the above goals through a 4-week Aoteaora English and Culture Programme in July 2007, organised by 2WAYS Company Limited.

2WAYS is a Christchurch-based company who specialises in customising New Zealand Study Packages and Tour Packages for Spanish, Catalan and Chinese clients.

Come with 2WAYS - learn English faster and enjoy your holiday more in New Zealand!

Photo: Ellen Yule & Amelia Homs Ferrer

No visit to New Zealand is complete without interacting with Maori, the ancient indigenous culture. A group of 20 English teachers from Catalonia, Spain who participating in 2Ways Aoteaora English and Culture Programme 2007 witness a call - the first step to Maori welcome ceremony.

Photo: Ellen Yule and Amelia Homs Ferrer

Maori men perform welcome haka, accompanied by Maori women's song

Hongi - Maori greetings by pressing noses with eye closed

Hongi - Maori greetings by pressing noses

Catalan female teachers practise Maori woman dance - poi.

Two Catalan male teachers practise Maori men dance -haka.

Workshop: Bi-culturalism with Maori teachers and students

Catalan teachers interact with kiwi secondary school students.

S.M.I.L.E. = Self Management Independent Learning Experience, explained by a Kiwi primary school student aged 10

Catalan teachers teach Kiwi students Bugui-bugui song in Catalan.

Catalan teachers dance with Kiwi pupils hand in hand

Kiwi pupils are so cheerful to learn from Catalan teachers through playing games.

Catalan teachers interact with a Kiwi teacher in Christchurch primary school.

School vege garden catches Catalan teachers' attention.

Catalan teachers voluntarily give a hand in planting New Zealand native trees and shrubs.

New roots are planted by Catalan teachers in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Catalan teachers enjoy coffee + chat after Kiwi lunch in school cafe in front of the library.

With 2Ways assistance, six Catalan teachers get instant payment for their insurance claims - you are always SAFE with 2Ways.

“Salut! ” Spanish consul toasts with cava in 2Ways farewell party to the successful Catalan teachers who participate in Aoteaora English and Culture Programme in July 2007.

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