2022 GROW 2 - Teaching Chinese with Confidence
Course Duration
10 month programme

23 February - 7 November 2022


This program is aimed at TEACHERS of CHINESE LANGUAGE who wish to improve their confidence in teaching Chinese in the NZ classroom, to make their lessons fun and engaging, to pursue an inquiry focusing on teaching methods and approaches, and to enhance students’ communication in Chinese. This Grow cluster will provide the following support to Chinese language teachers:

  • Develop language knowledge and experiment with effective Chinese language pedagogies in the NZ classroom 
  • Work together to plan Chinese lessons and develop comprehensive language teaching programmes
  • Discuss the specific challenges that you are facing and explore possible solutions and hands-on teaching tips

Workshop 1


Ellis and ICLT principles 
Chinese language pedagogy in the NZ classroom



Wed 23 Feb


Workshop 2


Teaching Chinese characters





Thu 17 Mar

4.00pm-5.00pm online

Workshop 3


Planning lessons





Thu 5 May

4.00pm-5.00pm online

Workshop 4 

Explore & Experience

Hands-on teaching tips and effective teaching skills





Wed 15 Jun


Workshop 5 


Developing a comprehensive lesson/unit plan 

Sharing more tools and teaching resources




Mon 1 Aug
4.00pm-5.00pm online

Workshop 6 


Inquiry presentations and next steps





Mon 7 Nov

4.00pm-5.00pm online