ALLiS is a Ministry of Education funded programme of $10 million, announced in 2014 to promote the learning of Asian Languages in New Zealand schools. The evaluation is based within the School of Language and Culture at AUT.
ALLiS will support schools by setting up new, or strengthening existing, Asian language learning programmes. Funding has been allocated to schools or groups of schools, with particular emphasis on those that establish language learning pathways from primary through to secondary.
More information on ALLiS can be obtained from the Ministry of Education website.
This national evaluation is a three year, multi study programme of research primarily aimed at ascertaining the impact of the ALLiS programme of funding on the development of Asian language learning in participating schools (primary and secondary schools).
Our evaluation research consists of wide ranging and ongoing contextual document analysis throughout the programme of research. This will include:
The final evaluation report will seek to understand, describe and evaluate the impact of ALLiS for learning Asian languages in schools.
Study lead researcher
Associate Professor Sharon Harvey
Sharon is Head of the School of Language and Culture and Deputy Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Culture and Society. She is an expert in language learning pedagogy and has been professionally involved in language teaching for the last thirty-five years.
Annelies is a senior lecturer and Deputy Head of School for the School of Language and Culture. Annelies has research interests in several areas related to Language Teaching and Language Teacher Education.
Dr Shanjiang Yu
Shanjiang is a senior lecturer and his research interests include language maintenance and language shift, and teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language
Over the three year evaluation of the ALLiS programme we intend to:
For ALLiS Schools and groups/clusters
If you are a language teacher, principal or cluster coordinator and are yet to receive the ALLiS evaluation questionnaire, please contact Moneeta at firstname.lastname@example.org.