Aotearoa Spanish Language Week 2024 – Event

Learning languages —
the heart of global citizenship education


The Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence proudly presents Step up to the World|Tū māia ki te Ao: ‘Learning Languages, the heart of Global Citizenship’. Sitting within Aotearoa Spanish Language Week, this event will be dedicated the essential worth of learning all languages in modern global citizenship.

The event will be held at Rutherford House on the Pipitea campus of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington on Tuesday 21 May 2024, from 5:30pm. The evening will include a moderated conversation, a little language activity, and an opportunity to network over light refreshments.

H.E Maria Belén Bogado, Ambassador of Argentina will be providing some opening remarks and the panel will be moderated by Libby Giles, CAPEs Education Director, University of Waikato. 

Panelists include:
• Tufaina Faraimo, Assistant Principal Glenview School, Tokelaun teacher
• Dr Clara Gomez Jimeno, National Spanish Language Advisor, Embassy of Spain
• Victoria Hallum, Deputy Secretary, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
• Oliver Ibbetson, Federated Farmers and Prime Minister’s Scholar to Asia
• Professor Rawinia Higgins, Māori Language Commissioner
• Annabelle Sinclair, Head of Languages, Wellington Girls’ College and Vice-President of the New Zealand Association of Language Teachers

Tuesday 21 May

5:30pm - 7:30pm

RHLT1, Rutherford House, Pipitea campus, Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington