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, 2023
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
Breda's Demonstration Space552446,548
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
Mairangi Bay School646992,102,633
Ashburton Intermediate685101,632,185
New Plymouth Boys High School76521,300,248
Brandon Intermediate 342511,274,254
Murrays Bay Primary School536611,018,596

Learning Village Virtual School595165,124,895
New Plymouth Boys High School76524,606,229
Brandon Intermediate 342513,878,456
Ormiston Primary School314173,793,880
Ashburton Intermediate685103,644,053
Paraparaumu College29360130,503
Hobsonvillepoint Secondary School2066670,361
Waiwera South School8962468,436
Ashburton Intermediate6851066,255
Levin Intermediate4500555,197
Ashburton Intermediate68510439,902
New Plymouth Boys High School765285,749
Rototuna Primary School10065383,989
Katikati College1838173,082
Waiuku Primary School3124851,890
Ashburton Intermediate6851017,596
Browns Bay School952605,133
St. Patrick's Primary School875464,970
Oxford Area School905294,924
Cullinane College458054,600

Annual competition 2024 (10th-23rd June):

Ashburton Intermediate68510381,941
Rototuna Primary School10065371,070
Waiuku Primary School3124853,006
New Plymouth Boys High School765251,789
Katikati College1838147,361
Ashburton Intermediate6851014,690
Waimea College1039384,613
Cullinane College458054,404
Te Ao Marama School346244,214
Oxford Area School905293,720
Ashburton Intermediate6851006:30:46
Te Ao Marama School3462402:26:23
Evans Bay Intermediate3417402:04:04
Katikati College1838101:33:38
St. Patrick's Primary School8754601:31:38
Eve****** (Ashburton Intermediate)6851080,000
Shr*********** (Ashburton Intermediate)6851067,362
Sik*** (Ashburton Intermediate)6851060,022
Jen*** (Ashburton Intermediate)6851037,484
Gab********* (Ashburton Intermediate)6851026,148

Upcoming events

Friday 21st June 2024

Whole-day in-person or virtual course (NZ time zone)

A one-day course providing comprehensive support in implementing EAL support using the Learning Village in your school.

Wednesday 31st July 2024, 4pm NZ time

Live webinar

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

Thursday 1st August 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.

Thursday 8th August 2024, 4pm NZ time


A members-only webinar all about creating your own resources.

Wednesday 14th August 2024, 4pm NZ time


An informal live chat with Learning Village staff and members!

Wednesday 21st August 2024, 4pm NZ time

Live webinar

A live webinar on the topic: Supporting English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

Thursday 19th September 2024, 4pm NZ time

Complimentary training

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

Wednesday 6th November 2024 4pm NZ time


A fun webinar about engaging your learners at the end of term.

Wednesday 13th November 2024, 4pm NZ time


An informal live chat with Learning Village staff and members!

Topical resources

Upcoming language weeks and NZ events