Community Village

Kia ora from Learning Village New Zealand

Learning Village New Zealand is supported by New Zealand based trainers with a wealth of experience in language learning across the curriculum and in delivering Learning Village support in the New Zealand context.

Training is carefully tailored to the needs of each school so that the Learning Village blended learning resources are used effectively with both experienced ESOL practitioners and/or subject teachers and, teacher aides of any ESOL skill level.

To find out more about Learning Village New Zealand, mail us on or sign up for an initial conversation.

More about the Learning Village

The Learning Village is an image-based English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme for learners in English-medium schools. It follows a blended approach, with a comprehensive online programme supported by offline, teacher-directed learning. Suitable for learners of any language background, it is also ideal for learners who are not yet literate. The programme is divided into two parts: The Village, for learners aged 6 to 12 years, and The Islands, for learners aged 12 to 16 years.

The Village and The Islands include:

  • 20,000+ words and phrases, for speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • image-based learning, to assist learners who are unable to read in their mother tongue
  • excellent support for Special Educational Needs learners
  • techniques to help learners support themselves
  • support for blended learning and for self-study

The Village and The Islands adopt a blended approach: the comprehensive online programme is supported by offline, teacher-directed learning and resources.

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New Zealand School Scoreboard

Top schools for: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Mahurangi College7656141,701
New Plymouth Boys High765273,790
Albany Junior High School843864,850
McAuley High School937225,629
Kaipara College857124,320
McAuley High School9372192,947
St Peter's College, Auckland9781137,609
New Plymouth Boys High7652103,556
Wellington High School1336619,600
Pukekohe High School1270510,932
New Plymouth Boys High7652512,740
St Peter's College, Auckland9781292,160
McAuley High School9372175,681
Otago Boys' High School1717230,335
New Plymouth Boys High7652260,956
Fairfield College25167202,044
St Peter's College, Auckland9781173,854
Kelburn Normal School2447484,350
Mt Aspiring College2839437,686
Evans Bay Intermediate34174868,273
Devon Intermediate31573725,823
Hobsonvillepoint Secondary School20666671,597
Lakeview School33233642,154
Melville Intermediate33737559,990
Ormiston Primary314171,550,082
New Plymouth Boys High76521,159,496
The Gardens School 335781,051,931
Karori West Normal School 38991828,375
Levin Intermediate45005766,780
Learning Village Virtual School595164,487,542
Brandon Intermediate 342511,327,358
Murrays Bay Primary53661710,315
Levin Intermediate45005613,896
Ormiston Primary31417576,499

Learning Village Virtual School595165,124,895
Ormiston Primary314172,660,855
New Plymouth Boys High76522,221,535
Brandon Intermediate 342512,153,582
Levin Intermediate450051,381,399
Paraparaumu College29360130,503
Hobsonvillepoint Secondary School2066670,361
Motueka High School4976564,376
Evans Bay Intermediate3417462,988
Levin Intermediate4500560,060
Learning Village Virtual School5951625,668
Tahuna Normal Intermediate School311779,577
Scone Grammar School763685,972
New Plymouth Boys High76524,200
Hurunui College355453,322
Scone Grammar School763682,986
Ashburton Intermediate685102,365
Hurunui College355451,661
Tirimoana Primary School696381,500
Melville High School607091,468

Upcoming events

Tuesday, 14th February, 4.30pm AEDT

Live webinar

A live webinar providing an introduction to the Learning Village and how to teach with it.

Wednesday,15th February 2023

Live webinar

A live webinar providing an introduction to the Learning Village and how to teach with it.

Thursday, 16th February 2023

Live webinar

A live webinar providing an introduction to the Learning Village and how to teach with it.

Wednesday, 22nd February 2023

Complimentary Q&A session

A complimentary training for Learning Village members on how to apply for ELLP funding.

Wednesday, 1st March 2023

Live webinar

A live webinar providing a range of practical suggestions to support EAL learners with reading skills.

Wednesday, 8th March 2023


An informal live chat with Learning Village staff and members, with a special guest!

Wednesday, 26th April 2023

Live webinar

A live webinar providing a range of practical suggestions to support EAL new arrivals.

Thursday, 27th April 2023, 4pm NZ time

Live webinar

A live webinar about how to use the Planner and Tracker.

Wednesday, 9th August 2023

Live webinar

A live webinar about how to support mainstream teachers teaching EAL learners.

Wednesday, 20th September

Complimentary training

A live webinar about how to complete the end of year assessments.

Topical resources

Waitangi Day - 6th February