Do you teach Chinese-Mandarin, Japanese or Korean in your school? Would you like to join a network that can support you in this role? Do you want more practical teaching solutions and ideas based on well-researched theory? If your answer to these questions is “yes”, then our programme of cluster-based, teacher-led action research is definitely for you!

Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – North Asia

Overview

As a teacher of Chinese, Japanese or Korean, we would like to offer you the opportunity to join our teacher-led action research programme starting in Term 3, 2022.

You will be part of a cluster of fellow language teachers within your local area, with workshops (both face-to-face and online), in-school support, professional reading & podcasts, all delivered by our Facilitators.

This unique programme enables you to collaborate with other teachers of North Asian languages as you cover: 

  • real life language in the classroom
  • turning theory into practice
  • practical tools to apply straight away

Our Facilitators will visit your school for class visits, to support you in your cluster-based inquiry and provide feedback to support you in your teaching.

Course content:

Join the Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages team for a two-term intensive programme, starting in Term 3, including the following:

1st full day workshop (venue TBC)
  • Language as a process - real life language in the classroom.
  • Modelling of best practice - followed by reflection and creation of your own resources.
  • Turning theory into practice.
  • Collaborating with others to create sustainable networks through a cluster inquiry.
  • Teacher toolkit - practical tools to apply straight away.
  • Support for non-native speakers to select a language course to complete during the two term programme.
Online workshops (60 minutes each)
  • Four workshops over the two term programme, after school hours.
  • Delivered in the flipped learning model - through podcasts and reading.
  • Discussion forum and practical application.
Classroom visits
  • Two in-school support visits over the two term programme - cluster inquiry and application of toolkit focus.
  • Follow up discussions with the programme facilitator.
  • Progression in teaching pedagogy from visit one to visit two.
  • Teacher videos; 2-5 minutes of evidence of your teaching based on elements of the programme.
2nd full day workshop (venue TBC)
  • Discussion, analysis and next steps based on group feedback of teacher video.
  • Big picture language learning - tying all elements of the programme to the New Zealand Curriculum.
  • Individual impact of the cluster inquiry.
  • Sustainability of the cluster and inquiry.

Grant in Aid

  • Up to $500 per person for language study available.
  • Native speakers would study a new language from North Asia, South-East Asia or South America.
  • Non-native speakers could study the target language being taught.
  • The Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages team will support each teacher to select appropriate study.

Who Should Attend

Teachers of Chinese, Japanese or Korean.

Cost

There are no costs for participants on this programme, as teacher relief costs and travel to workshops are covered by Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages.

Covid-19

Because of the uncertainties around travel restrictions, we may need to deliver ALL workshops online to ALL participants, depending on restrictions that are in place at the time the programmes commence. Our intention is to have face-to-face workshops; however, we will know nearer the time how possible this will be and will notify participants.

Other components of the programme, such as class visits, will need to take Covid 19 restrictions into account and they will be discussed accordingly with course participants.

As a result of the lockdowns and the impact of the different levels on schools and teachers, we have added in components of online teaching, using Task-Based Language Teaching, to the programmes.  

In the current environment, the Grant-in-Aid of $500 towards language study, which is a part of the Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – North Asia programme, is a huge benefit to teachers, particularly those who may have had the benefit of an Mandarin Language Assistant up until now, to have another means of language learning and support at this time.

The Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – North Asia programme is adaptable, and we have found that teachers, no matter what circumstances they are in, are finding value in this professional learning.

Dates and times

North Asia 01 Terms 3 & 4, 2022:

Workshop 1: (Face-to-Face) Friday, 29th July, 09.00am - 3.00pm

Workshop 2: (Online) Monday, 15th August, 3.30 - 4.30pm

Workshop 3: (Online) Tuesday, 13th September, 3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 1: August/September

Workshop 4: (Online) Thursday, 27th October, 3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 2: October/November

Workshop 5: (Face-to-Face) Friday, 18th November, 09.00am - 3.00pm

North Asia 02 Terms 3 & 4, 2022:

Workshop 1: (Face-to-Face) Friday, 12th August, 09.00am - 3.00pm

Workshop 2: (Online) Monday, 22nd August, 3.30 - 4.30pm

Workshop 3: (Online) Tuesday, 20th September, 3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 1: August/September

Workshop 4: (Online) Thursday, 3rd November, 3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 2: October/November

Workshop 5: (Face-to-Face) Friday, 25th November, 09.00am - 3.00pm

BENEFITS

Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – North Asia 01 Terms 3&4
Date TBC
Jul 29, 2022
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Nov 18
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3:00 pm
Jul 29, 2022
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3:00 pm
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Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching - North Asia 02 Terms 3&4
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Aug 12, 2022
9:00 am
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Nov 25
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5:00 pm
Aug 12, 2022
9:00 am
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5:00 pm
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Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – North Asia

Overview

As a teacher of Chinese, Japanese or Korean, we would like to offer you the opportunity to join our teacher-led action research programme starting in Term 3, 2022.

You will be part of a cluster of fellow language teachers within your local area, with workshops (both face-to-face and online), in-school support, professional reading & podcasts, all delivered by our Facilitators.

Course Content

This unique programme enables you to collaborate with other teachers of North Asian languages as you cover:
- Real life language in the classroom
- Turning theory into practice
- Practical tools to apply straight away

Our Facilitators will visit your school for class visits, to support you in your cluster-based inquiry and provide feedback to support you in your teaching.

Join the Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages team for a two-term intensive programme, starting in Term 3, including the following:

1st full day workshop (venue TBC)

  • Language as a process - real life language in the classroom.
  • Modelling of best practice - followed by reflection and creation of your own resources.
  • Turning theory into practice.
  • Collaborating with others to create sustainable networks through a cluster inquiry.
  • Teacher toolkit - practical tools to apply straight away.
  • Support for non-native speakers to select a language course to complete during the two term programme.

Online workshops (60 minutes each)

  • Four workshops over the two term programme, after school hours.
  • Delivered in the flipped learning model - through podcasts and reading.
  • Discussion forum and practical application.

Classroom visits

  • Two in-school support visits over the two term programme - cluster inquiry and application of toolkit focus.
  • Follow up discussions with the programme facilitator.
  • Progression in teaching pedagogy from visit one to visit two.
  • Teacher videos; 2-5 minutes of evidence of your teaching based on elements of the programme.

2nd full day workshop (venue TBC)

  • Discussion, analysis and next steps based on group feedback of teacher video.
  • Big picture language learning - tying all elements of the programme to the New Zealand Curriculum.
  • Individual impact of the cluster inquiry.
  • Sustainability of the cluster and inquiry.

VIEW COURSE TIMES

Who should attend?

Teachers of Chinese, Japanese or Korean.

Cost

There are no costs for participants on this programme, as teacher relief costs and travel to workshops are covered by Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages.

Grant in aid / Catering

  • Up to $500 per person for language study available.
  • Native speakers would study a new language from North Asia, South-East Asia or South America.
  • Non-native speakers could study the target language being taught.
  • The Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages team will support each teacher to select appropriate study.

Dates and times

North Asia 01 Terms 3 & 4, 2022:

Workshop 1: (Face-to-Face) Friday, 29th July, 09.00am - 3.00pm
Workshop 2: (Online) Monday, 15th August, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Workshop 3: (Online) Tuesday, 13th September, 3.30-4.30pm
Class visit 1:
August/September
Workshop 4:
(Online) Thursday, 27th October, 3.30-4.30pm
Class visit 2:
October/November
Workshop 5:
(Face-to-Face) Friday, 18th November, 09.00am - 3.00pm

North Asia 02 Terms 3 & 4, 2022:

Workshop 1: (Face-to-Face) Friday, 12th August, 09.00am - 3.00pm
Workshop 2: (Online) Monday, 22nd August, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Workshop 3: (Online) Tuesday, 20th September, 3.30-4.30pm
Class visit 1:
August/September
Workshop 4:
(Online) Thursday, 3rd November, 3.30-4.30pm
Class visit 2:
October/November
Workshop 5:
(Face-to-Face) Friday, 25th November, 09.00am - 3.00pm

COVID 19

Because of the uncertainties around travel restrictions, we may need to deliver ALL workshops online to ALL participants, depending on restrictions that are in place at the time the programmes commence. Our intention is to have face-to-face workshops; however, we will know nearer the time how possible this will be and will notify participants.

Other components of the programme, such as class visits, will need to take Covid 19 restrictions into account and they will be discussed accordingly with course participants.

As a result of the lockdowns and the impact of the different levels on schools and teachers, we have added in components of online teaching, using Task-Based Language Teaching, to the programmes.  

In the current environment, the Grant-in-Aid of $500 towards language study, which is a part of the Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – North Asia programme, is a huge benefit to teachers, particularly those who may have had the benefit of an Mandarin Language Assistant up until now, to have another means of language learning and support at this time.

The Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – North Asia programme is adaptable, and we have found that teachers, no matter what circumstances they are in, are finding value in this professional learning.

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