Aotearoa Spanish
Language Week

20-26 May 2024

Aotearoa Spanish Language Week is an opportunity to celebrate the Spanish language in Aotearoa New Zealand and encourage more Kiwis to learn this global language of more than 500 million speakers

Quiénes somos

(About us)

Aotearoa Spanish Language Week is organised by the Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (LatAm CAPE) who are committed to bringing Aotearoa New Zealand closer to Latin America and to raising New Zealanders’ awareness of this diverse and dynamic region.

Spanish is the primary language of 20 countries and over 400 million people in Latin America – an important and fast growing trading region for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Follow our social channels to be kept up-to-date with Aotearoa Spanish Language Week activities happening near you. You can find us on our Social media accounts below. Use the hashtag #ASLW

Aotearoa Spanish Language Week 2024 news and events

Check out the fantastic events happening around Nueva Zelanda during Aotearoa Spanish Language Week.

¿Cómo vas a celebrar la Semana del idioma español en Aotearoa? ¡Faltan 2 meses para que comience nuestra semana!

2024 Events

We are still adding more events for this year’s Spanish Week. Stay tuned!

Radio Qué Onda

Radio Qué Onda

Aotearoa Spanish Language Week 2024 - EventRadio Qué Onda WellingtonQué Onda! is a weekly radio show in Spanish created to celebrate our language and culture. It's a space where Latin American and the wider Spanish-speaking community meet and connect listening to...

Bilingual story time: Spanish and English

Bilingual story time: Spanish and English

Aotearoa Spanish Language Week 2024 - EventBilingual story time: Spanish and English WellingtonJoin Karori Library in celebrating Aotearoa Spanish Language week with fun and interactive bilingual stories, games and language resources for pre schoolers. Nau mai rā...

Want to organise an event for Aotearoa Spanish Language Week? 

We want to promote events all around the country for Aotearoa Spanish Language Week 2024.

Drop us a line with the details of your event and we’ll be in touch. We’ll also provide you with a copy of the Aotearoa Spanish Language Week logo to use on your marketing collateral.

It doesn’t have to be a new event, it could be a regular event that you run with a Spanish-language or Latin American theme.

Let’s practice! – Palabras fáciles

Easy words – Ngā kīanga



Kia ora!

“H” is silent in español


Thank you!

Ngā Mihi!

De nada

You’re welcome

tēnā koe

¡Qué rico!


Te reka hoki!

Mi nombre es...

My name is

Ko ___tōku ingoa