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 High School765273,790
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 High School7652103,556
Wellington High School1336619,600
Pukekohe High School1270510,932
New Plymouth Boys High School7652512,740
St Peter's College, Auckland9781292,160
McAuley High School9372175,681
Team Lead552446,548
Otago Boys' High School1717230,335
New Plymouth Boys High School7652260,956
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 Primary School314171,550,082
New Plymouth Boys High School76521,159,496
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 Primary School53661710,315
Levin Intermediate45005613,896
Ormiston Primary School31417576,499

Learning Village Virtual School595165,124,895
New Plymouth Boys High School76523,520,283
Brandon Intermediate 342513,427,697
Ormiston Primary School314173,305,901
Levin Intermediate450052,352,141
Paraparaumu College29360130,503
Hobsonvillepoint Secondary School2066670,361
Evans Bay Intermediate3417462,988
Levin Intermediate4500561,898
Wadestown School8170054,861
Ashburton Intermediate6851067,075
Mairangi Bay School6469932,977
South Otago High School6773732,083
Te Ao Marama School3462430,552
Otumoetai Intermediate5325528,601
South Otago High School677378,020
Waiwera South School896246,785
Wharenui School648015,485
Crusoe College824343,910
Ashburton Intermediate685103,726

Annual social competition 2023 (6th-12th November):

Ashburton Intermediate68510115,372
Mairangi Bay School646997,593
Melville Intermediate337375,847
Cornwall Park District School 898455,834
Maunu School877433,986
Shristi Kandel6851019,602
Shreya Unnithan6851010,508

Upcoming events

Wednesday 17th January 2024 4pm NZ time

Live webinar

A live webinar providing an introduction to the Community Village and how to incorporate it into your school or community context.

Wednesday 14th February 2024 4pm NZ time

Live webinar

A live webinar providing an introduction to the Community Village and how to incorporate it into your school or community context.

Wednesday 21st February 2024 4pm NZ time

Live webinar

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

Thursday 22nd February 2024 4pm NZ time


A webinar to answer any questions you may have about ELLP.

Wednesday 6th March 2024 4pm NZ time


A webinar about welcoming your new EAL learners.

Thursday 14th March 2024 4pm NZ time


A webinar about planning learning and engaging your learners.

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