Classes are aimed at the beginning language learner and can be tailored to suit the varying needs of the children. As well as language learning support for South African National (SANs) children in NZ, this class is suitable for NZ students with an interest in Afrikaans and want to be able to speak with their… Read More

Chinese Language and Culture

Beginner and extension classes in Chinese. Students will have the opportunity to understand and use familiar expressions and everyday vocabulary. Course Overview The focus is on speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Chinese and understanding aspects Chinese culture. Topics covered include; self-introduction, family, numbers, classroom expressions, colours, food and drink. Students will use the language… Read More

Filipino Language and Culture Classes

If you have Filipino students in your school or students who are interested in Filipino language and culture – this opportunity is for you. There are approximately 10,000 Filipino students enrolled in New Zealand schools. Following on from the first course initiated last term, a beginning class is offered to those students who wish to… Read More

French language and culture

Do you wish to speak the language of love and romance, history and culture? French is the fifth most spoken language in the world; taught in every country; and is the official language of 32 countries, with 300 million French speakers world wide. Do you want to have a better understanding of our world and… Read More

German Language and Culture

Madlen Kunath, our German teacher, is excited to be teaching her native language here in New Zealand with the VLN Primary School, offering students an insight into German language and culture. “Die Grenzen meiner Sprache bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt” (The limits of my language are the limits of my universe). Ludwig Wittgenstein We offer… Read More

Japanese Language and Culture

Do you enjoy sampling the tasty morsels from your local sushi shop? Are you and your friends interested in understanding Japanese anime and manga? Have you seen the bright neon lights of Tokyo and wondered what it would be like to visit? One way to develop your understanding about Japan is to learn Japanese through… Read More

Korean Language and Culture – Free for 2022

Sunny Yang, our Korean teacher, is excited to be teaching her native language here in New Zealand with the VLN Primary School. This is a great opportunity to develop your students cultural understanding of one of our important Asian neighbours AND get involved with learning online with the VLN Primary. In 2017 our Korean teachers… Read More

NZSL – New Zealand Sign Language

We LOVE that through our schools sharing their expertise, we are able to offer New Zealand Sign Language classes online. “Sign language is a combination of hand shapes, facial expressions and body movements. New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is the natural language of the Deaf community in New Zealand; so it reflects the country’s culture… Read More


Hola! Learn the basics of speaking Spanish, the second most popular language in the world. The lessons are based on the NZ Curriculum for Spanish. The students will gradually build up a rich repertoire of Spanish words and sentences they can use for meaningful communication. During the online course there will be a strong focus… Read More

Te Reo Māori

Nau Mai, Haere Mai. Te reo Māori programmes are one of our most popular classes. Welcome, Welcome Te tūranga motuhake o te reo Māori. The importance of learning te reo Māori.  By learning te reo Māori young New Zealanders ‘s become much more aware of the role that Māori identity, language, and culture play in… Read More