Future Learning Solutions – Centre For Languages

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 16 November 2020
Notice reference #: 1HAENZ

GROW 9 – Enhancing the Skills of Chinese Native Speaker Language Teachers

We are excited to invite you to be part of our 2021 GROW programmes.  There is a professional development opportunity for every teacher of languages in Aotearoa; better yet, it’s FREE.

Chinese native-speaker language teachers can hold a significant advantage when teaching the language, such as being more idiomatic, having a richer vocabulary, and using a standard model of pronunciation. However, our native speakers still face many challenges in the classroom which can be unique for Chinese teaching and learning.  This Grow cluster will help Chinese native-speaker language teachers to address challenges, improve practice and provides the following opportunities:

  • Work collaboratively to explore and understand the needs of students when learning an Asian language
  • Explore and critically analyse one's own culture, in order to effectively integrate culture into language teaching
  • Learn and experiment with modern language teaching pedagogies
  • Work creatively and effectively together, thus enhancing your teaching and your existing Chinese programme as a whole
  • Workshop 1 – Full day Monday 15 February 2021 9am–3pm
  • Workshop 2 – Online Monday 8 March 2021 3.30–5.30pm
  • Workshop 3 – Online Wednesday 7 April 2021 3.30–5.30pm
  • Workshop 4 – Full day Monday 10 May 2021 9am–3pm
  • Workshop 5 – Online Monday 24 May 2021 3.30–5.30pm
  • Workshop 6 – Online Monday 16 August 2021 3.30–5.30pm

To find out more about this and all our programmes, and to register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/GROW2021

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

15 February 2021 – 16 August 2021

Further information

Contact: FLS Centre for Langauges

 (027) 547 1951