Ko tōku reo tōku ohooho, ko tōku reo tōku mapihi maurea
My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul
Subject: Can you help us showcase Aotearoa’s diverse language sector?
Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Bula Vinaka, Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Ni hao, Namaste, Bom dia, warm greetings.
I hope you and yours are staying well and adapting to our collective new circumstances in these trying times. There is so much we can’t do right now, but we can still connect online – and maybe a brief distraction might be welcome around now.
If so, and if your organisation supports language diversity in any way (language classes, translation, interpreting, advocacy, language weeks, events, research, training, media…), anywhere in Aotearoa, we would love to hear about you. Everyone who completes the survey will get a free e-copy of the report when we’ve completed it, to use in your planning, funding applications and in connecting with others in this space.
The purpose of the survey is to showcase the great work being done by organisations like yours, to support language diversity in Aotearoa.
What are we asking for?
Please can you fill out our short 10-minute survey by following this link or pasting this address into your browser: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NQzEjNXzL0mx0l_tfyQk7x12YTSLGE9GuxttD4gc6WpUQkJWWUZOM1JIRERORE5QTDM4RTNSSkoxVC4u
Your information will help us build a more accurate picture of language support in Aotearoa.
Please also share this email with your networks, and especially with any organisations you know of that work in the language space – this will help ensure their work is recognised in our final report.
What is this for?
The information we collect will be used to produce a publication and possibly also a web-page about Aotearoa’s language support sector, as a resource for the sector and as an advocacy tool with government and potential funders. Once the report is completed we will also share it with all the organisations that contributed their information.
Who are we?
The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Languages Strategy Group is an unaffiliated working group drawing on expertise and interest in the status and use of languages in New Zealand, and in Auckland in particular. The group is convened by COMET Auckland – Te Hononga Akoranga and includes members from a wide range of language-related organisations.
For more information about the working group, visit our web page (https://www.cometauckland.org.nz/our-initiatives/languages-strategy) or contact our chair, Susan Warren, on 021757048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.