Programme for Asian Language Collaboration in teaching

Do you teach Chinese Mandarin, Japanese or Korean in your school?

Would you like to join a network that can support you in this role?

Do you want more practical teaching solutions and ideas based on well-researched theory?

If your answer to these questions is “yes”, then our new programme of cluster-based, teacher-led action research is definitely for you!


Join the Future Learning Solutions team for a two-term intensive programme, starting in Term 3 2019, including the following:

Workshop 1 (full day)

  • Language as a process - real life language in the classroom
  • Modelling of best practice - followed by reflection and creation of your own resources 
  • Turning theory into practice
  • Collaborating with others to create sustainable networks through a cluster inquiry 
  • Teacher toolkit - practical tools to apply straight away
  • Support for non-native speakers to select a language course to complete during the two term programme

Online workshops (60 minutes each)

  • Four workshops over the two term programme, after school hours
  • Delivered in the flipped learning model - through podcasts and reading
  • Discussion forum and practical application

Classroom visits

  • 2 in-school support visits over the two term programme - cluster inquiry and application of toolkit focus
  • Follow up discussions with the programme facilitator
  • Progression in teaching pedagogy from visit one to visit two
  • Teacher videos; 2-5 minutes of evidence of your teaching based on elements of the programme

Workshop 2 (full day)

  • Discussion, analysis and next steps based on group feedback of teacher video
  • Big picture language learning - tying all elements of the programme to the New Zealand Curriculum
  • Individual impact of the cluster inquiry
  • Sustainability of the cluster and inquiry


There are no costs for participants on this programme, as TRDs and travel to workshops are covered by Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages.

Your school will need to agree to one hour of teacher release following each of the two in-school support visits as part of the registration process.

Supported by

North Asia Centre for Asia-Pacific Excellence