GROW 9 - Enhancing the Skills of Chinese Native Speaker Language Teachers
Course Duration
6 month programme
Date/Time

15 February - 16 August 2021

Overview

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

Who we are, explore the real challenges and needs of native speaking teachers

Mon 15 February

3.30pm-5.30pm - Online

Workshop 2

Explore/
Examine

Tailored to needs of the cluster
 

Mon 8 March

9.00am-3.00pm

Workshop 3

Explore/
Examine

Tailored to needs of the cluster

Wed 7 April

3.30-5.30pm - Online

Workshop 4 

Share/
Discuss

 

 

Mon 10 May 

9.30am-3.30pm

Workshop 5 

Discussion after engagement with Choice Board online

 

 

Mon 24 May 

3.30pm-4.30pm - Online

Workshop 6 

Report/Plan

Inquiry presentations and next steps

 

 

Mon 16 August

3.30-5.30pm - Online

 

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