National Chinese Adviser
Dr Jiwei Fu 付继伟
T: 09 623 8899 Ext 48 613
Dr Jiwei Fu provides support and advice for teaching and learning of Chinese in New Zealand schools. The position is co-appointed by the Ministry of Education of New Zealand and China. Jiwei also works in close association with the Chinese Embassy and the Consulate – General of China.
Professional support for teachers of Chinese in New Zealand are offered by the following organisations:
International Languages Exchanges and Pathways (ILEP)
Supports teachers to implement Learning Languages curriculum area through a five stage professional learning pathway for teachers in years 7-13. For more information contact Jiwei Fu at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand Chinese Language Teachers Association (NZCLTA)
A subject association organising events for students and provides professional network opportunities and professional development opportunities at primary and secondary level, to promote effective Chinese learning and teaching. For more information or to join NZCLTA, visit www.nzclta.org.
NZCLTA list serve
This email group for teachers of Chinese is an excellent source of information and resources. It is the primary medium through which organisations advertise opportunities, scholarships, grants and other important information for teachers and students. To register, email email@example.com
New Zealand Association of Language Teachers (NZALT)
A professional network of language teachers with over 500 members. It runs a number of initiatives to support teachers including competitions and professional development opportunities. To join visit www.nzalt.org.nz
Confucius Institute in New Zealand
Promotes Chinese language and culture study through educational programmes, exams, events, and scholarships.
1. Confucius Institute at University of Auckland, visit http://ci.ac.nz
2. Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington, visit www.victoria.ac.nz/ci
3. Confucius Institute at University of Canterbury, visit www.ci.canterbury.ac.nz
Asia New Zealand Foundation
A leading non-government organisation on Asia-New Zealand relations, their education programme provides information, resources and professional development opportunities to help school leaders develop students with skills and knowledge to embrace future prospects in Asia. Visit www.asianz.org.nz
Resources and support for Chinese Language Programmes are:
Chinese National Adviser
Provides teachers with information on teaching resources and sustaining Chinese language programmes. For workshops and events click here.
Focus on effective implementation of the New Zealand Curriculum and NCEA realigned achievement standards, as well as the development of literacy and language practices. Contact Jeni Lemberg for Central South and Southern regions and Belinda Sydenham for Northern and Central North regions.
TKI Learning Languages
The Learning Languages Community is a portal to professional learning opportunities, professional support for the New Zealand Curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, resources and key links for language teachers. Learning Languages publishes regular newsletters to keep language teachers informed about important deadlines and events. Visit http://learning-languages.tki.org.nz/.
Confucius Institute Online
Provides a wide variety of Chinese learning resources, covering interactive live classes, video & audio courses and Chinese character writing tools. Visit www.chinesecio.com.
Hăo! An introduction to Chinese. This resource provides multi-media materials for teachers and students new to language learning. The series is for year 7 and 8 students and supports Level 1 and 2 achievement objectives in Chinese. Schools may request free copies of the two folders of units for each teacher of the specified language.
A few selected resources:
- Cambridge Chinese
- Learning Chinese Chants
- Learning 100 Chinese Radicals
- Learning Chinese Characters
- Chinese Phrase of the week poster
- Yes! Chinese
- Why learn Chinese Poster
The following immersion and scholarship opportunities available to teachers of Chinese are:
Up to 15 scholarships are offered to New Zealand teachers of Chinese to attend a 3-week intensive language and culture programme in China. Visit China Scholarship.
AFS Intercultural Programmes provides teachers with an opportunity to undertake long or short term immersion experiences to China. Visit the website.