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 Primary314172,917,600
Brandon Intermediate 342512,628,446
New Plymouth Boys High76522,221,535
Levin Intermediate450051,681,564
Paraparaumu College29360130,503
Hobsonvillepoint Secondary School2066670,361
Evans Bay Intermediate3417462,988
Levin Intermediate4500550,956
Rotorua Lakes High School3585548,314
Mairangi Bay School64699123,209
Ormiston Junior College8365681,891
Waiuku Primary School3124879,167
Katikati College1838178,133
Papakura High School3916661,228
Katikati College183819,766
Waiuku Primary School312485,277
Selwyn College766015,249
Newlands College327615,189
Highlands Intermediate308045,128

Annual competition 2023:

Katikati College18381167,246
Brandon Intermediate 34251150,757
Melville Intermediate33737129,355
Ashburton Intermediate68510125,420
Ormiston Junior College83656119,324
Katikati College1838118,582
Ashburton Intermediate685109,647
Melville Intermediate337378,084
Newlands College327616,756
Waimea Intermediate681806,265
Katikati College1838107:45:46
Selwyn College7660104:42:21
Ashburton Intermediate6851004:08:18
Melville Intermediate3373703:28:20
Waiuku Primary School3124802:47:11
ms2**** (Katikati College)18381106,371
aus****** (Waiuku Primary School)3124828,140
nic*** (Mairangi Bay School)6469922,144
Aid****** (Katikati College)1838120,243
ali****** (Mairangi Bay School)6469919,901

Upcoming events

Tuesday, 30th May 2023

Live webinar

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

Wednesday, 31st May 2023

Live webinar

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

Wednesday, 9th August 2023

Live webinar

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

Wednesday, 23rd August 2023

Live webinar

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

Wednesday 13th September, 4pm NZ time

Live webinar

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

Wednesday, 20th September

Complimentary training

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

Topical resources

Upcoming events: Samoan Language Week, Bullying Free Week