PACT

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!


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.

Join the Future Learning Solutions team for a two-term intensive programme, starting in Term 1 and Term 3 2020, 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

Grant in Aid  

  • Up to $500 per person for language study available
  • Native speakers will study a new language from North Asia, South-East Asia or South America
  • Non-native speakers will study the target language being taught
  • The Future Learning Solutions team will support each teacher to select appropriate study

 

Clusters for Terms 1 & 2

Cluster 1

Workshop 1 - Face-to-Face

Monday 17 February

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

Workshop 2 - Online

Monday 2 March

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 3 - Online

Tuesday 12 May

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 4 - Online

Wednesday 3 June

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 5 - Face-to-Face

Monday 22 June

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

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Cluster 2

Workshop 1 - Face-to-Face

Wednesday 4 March

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

Workshop 2 - Online

Monday 16 March

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 3 - Online

Wednesday 20 May

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 4 - Online

Tuesday 2 June

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 5 - Face-to-Face

Thursday 25 June

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

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Cluster 3

Workshop 1 - Face-to-Face

Friday 6 March

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

Workshop 2 - Online

Wednesday 18 March

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 3 - Online

Monday 18 May

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 4 - Online

Thursday 4 June

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 5 - Face-to-Face

Wednesday 1 July

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

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Clusters for Terms 3 & 4

Cluster 4

Workshop 1 - Face-to-Face

Monday 27 July

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

Workshop 2 - Online

Tuesday 11 August

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 3 - Online

Wednesday 9 September

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 4 - Online

Thursday 29 October

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 5 - Face-to-Face

Monday 16 November

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

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Cluster 5

Workshop 1 - Face-to-Face

Wednesday 5 August

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

Workshop 2 - Online

Wednesday 19 August

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 3 - Online

Monday 7 September

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 4 - Online

Thursday 22 October

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 5 - Face-to-Face

Wednesday 25 November

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

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Cluster 6

Workshop 1 - Face-to-Face

Friday 7 August

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

Workshop 2 - Online

Thursday 20 August

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 3 - Online

Tuesday 8 September

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 4 - Online

Monday 19 October

3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Workshop 5 - Face-to-Face

Friday 27 November

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

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You can find out more about the PACT Programme from the video below:

 

Supported by

North Asia Centre for Asia-Pacific Excellence