GROW: Effective Chinese Language Teaching Approaches and Strategies
This course is relevant to Chinese language teachers of all levels, especially those seeking cutting-edge strategies to transform their Chinese language classrooms into engaging and immersive learning environments.
This course is designed to support educators in exploring, implementing, and reflecting on effective and innovative ways of teaching Chinese language and culture, with the goal of enhancing student engagement in their classrooms.
About the course
This course is relevant to Chinese language teachers of all levels, especially those seeking cutting-edge strategies to transform their Chinese language classrooms into engaging and immersive learning environments. It is delivered through two full day face-to-face workshops and four online workshops. Participants will also be supported by a digital learning platform for on-going inquiry and reflection.
Important note: Dates and workshop venue will be confirmed once the programme commences.
Workshop 1 (full day face to face)
Teaching Evolution: Refine the teaching approach through reflective teaching practices, adapting to suit students' changing needs
Friday 15th March 2024, 9:30am-3:30pm
Workshop 2 (online)
Unlocking Pinyin: Effectively teach Chinese Pinyin, the foundation of pronunciation and phonetic understanding
Wednesday 8th May 2024, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Workshop 3 (online)
Character Mastery: Explore innovative techniques for teaching Chinese characters, ensuring learners grasp writing and recognition
Tuesday 11th June 2024, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Workshop 4 (full day face to face)
Cultural Fusion: Seamlessly weave Chinese culture into language lessons, deepening language comprehension and fostering cross-cultural understanding
Friday 26th July 2024, 9:30am-3:30pm
Workshop 5 (online)
Vocabulary & Structure: Navigate through Chinese vocabulary and sentence structures, enhancing communicative competence
Wednesday 28th August 2024, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Workshop 6 (online)
Professional Growth Cycle presentations
Wednesday 13th November 2024, 4:00pm-5:30pm
At no cost for NZ registered teachers.
Selected participants will be advised of the location once registrations have closed. Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery for face-to-face workshop(s) or provide delivery online where appropriate.
Upon completion of the programme, your school can claim back the cost of two Teacher Release Days.
Meet the facilitators
Literacy and Numeracy
Enhancing and expanding teachers’ capabilities to lead literacy and numeracy learning.
Helping teachers and kaiako build cultural capability to accelerate learning outcomes for Pacific learners.
Growing, strengthening and advocating for language learning and use, and sustaining heritage languages in schools.
Te Whanau Māioha
Learning and mentoring solutions that empower kāhui ako, kaiako and tumuaki to achieve stronger culturally-sustaining outcomes for ākonga/