Strengthening Asia-Pacific Language Teaching – North Asia

Overview

As a teacher of Chinese-Mandarin, Japanese or Korean, we would like to offer you the opportunity to join our teacher-led action research programme starting in Term 1 next year.

As part of the programme, you will join a network to support you in your teaching, learn practical teaching solutions and ideas based on well-researched theory.

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.

There are no costs for participants on this FREE programme, and TRDs and travel to workshops are covered by Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages. Your school will need to agree to one hour of teacher release following each of the two in-school support visits as part of the registration process.

We are also offering a second programme, intended for those teachers who have successfully completed PACT 1 in 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021.

Course content:

Join the Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages team for a two-term intensive programme, starting in Term 1 and 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 would 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-Mandarin, Japanese or Korean.

Cost

There are no costs for participants on this programme, as TRDs 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 MLA 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 1 & 2, 2022:

Workshop 1: (Face-to-Face) Friday, 11th February, 09.00am - 3.00pm

Workshop 2: (Online) Monday, 28th February, 3.30 - 4.30pm

Workshop 3: (Online) Tuesday, 29th March, 3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 1: March/April 2022

Workshop 4: (Online) Wednesday, 25th May, 3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 2: May/June 2022

Workshop 5: (Face-to-Face) Wednesday, 22nd June, 09.00am - 3.00pm

North Asia 02 Terms 1 & 2, 2022:

Workshop 1: (Face-to-Face) Monday, 21st February, 09.00am - 3.00pm

Workshop 2: (Online) Monday, 7th March, 3.30 - 4.30pm

Workshop 3: (Online) Tuesday, 5th April, 3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 1: March/April 2022

Workshop 4: (Online) Wednesday, 1st June, 3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 2: May/June 2022

Workshop 5: (Face-to-Face) Friday, 1st July, 09.00am - 3.00pm

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

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