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27 October 2020 - Christchurch 10am to 3pm

28 October 2020 - Dunedin 10am to 3pm

30 October 2020 - Auckland 10am to 3pm

Chinese intercultural understanding and competency in the language classroom

Delivered by Grace Qi, Lecturer from Massey University
In this workshop you will learn to design and  facilitate to accommodate diverse learners, providing you with an opportunity to brainstorm ideas and share experiences in designing and facilitating activities drawing upon intercultural understanding and competence in Chinese language classrooms.

Topics covered:

  • Introduce relevant intercultural theory
  • Share teaching experiences
  • Design teaching resources 
  • Benefits of this workshop:

Help teachers keep diverse students engaged and motivated
Collectively work with other teachers and create teaching resources


Venue to be confirmed




Wednesday 11 November 2020

Support for Chinese in Schools: teachers and school clusters

A series of workshops aimed at supporting teachers 'new' to teaching Mandarin Chinese to develop and maintain Chinese in Schools
You will be given resources to use in the classroom and strategies to help you teach beginning Chinese successfully.

All resources will be fully work-shopped beforehand to ensure that you feel confident to successfully teach Chinese even though you may have little or no experience with the language.

Suitable for teachers in individual and/or school clusters to complement Confucius Institute in Auckland's Mandarin Language Assistant programme.

19 November 2020

Supporting Teaching and Learning French in Primary and Intermediate Schools

This free workshop is open to teachers of French.  Primary and intermediate teachers are the target audience, however secondary teachers are welcome. 

In this workshop you will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding about learning French in primary and intermediate schools
  • Share primary and intermediate French programmes and resources
  • Share and explore different practices to enable your students to meaningfully learn French
  • Connect and network with primary and intermediate school teachers

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Cost to teachers: None.  For those travelling by car to the event, FLS can assist with mileage reminbursement for those driving more than 80km.  If flights are required, these will be booked and paid for by FLS - Centre for Languages. 

Accommodation: If there are no available flights on the day of the workshop, accommodation will be booked and paid for by FLS - Centre for Languages. 

Please email us at if you have any questions and/or to advise us of any special dietary requirements.

Registrations close: Thursday 5 November, 2020

Venue: University of Auckland Epsom Campus, details TBA

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm