PACT
Course Duration
1 year Programme
Date/Time
  • PACT 1 terms 1&2 or 3&4
  • PACT 2 terms 1&2 or 3&4
Overview

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 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.

 

COVID

Because of the uncertainties around travel restrictions, we may be delivering ALL workshops online to all participants, depending on restrictions that are in place at the time the programmes start. Our intention is to have face-to-face workshops; however, we will know nearer the time how possible this will be and will notify participants.

Other components of the programme, such as class visits, will also need to take these possible restrictions into account and so they will be discussed accordingly with those on the programme.

As a result of the lockdowns and the impact of the different levels on schools and teachers, we have added in components of online teaching, using Task-Based Language Teaching, to the current programmes, and will likely continue to do this for the remainder of 2020.  

In the current environment, the Grant-in-aid of $500 towards language study which is a part of the PACT programme is a huge benefit to teachers, particularly those who may have had the benefit of an MLA up until now, to have another means of language learning and support at this time.

The PACT programme is adaptable, and we have found that teachers, no matter what circumstances they are in, are finding value in this professional learning.

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

 

1st full day Workshop

  • 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)

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

2nd full day workshop 

  • 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 would study a new language from North Asia, South-East Asia or South America
  • Non-native speakers would study the target language being taught
  • The Future Learning Solutions team will support each teacher to select appropriate study

 



 

Who Should Attend

Teachers of Chinese Mandarin, Japanese or Korean

Cost

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

Additional Information

Click here to find out more about the programme.

PACT 1 & 2 for Terms 1/2 

PACT 2 is intended for those teachers who have successfully completed PACT 1 in 2018, 2019 or 2020.

PACT 1 & 2 for Terms 3/4

PACT 2 is intended for those teachers who have successfully completed PACT 1 in 2018, 2019 or 2020.

 

 

PACT 1

Workshop 1
(Face-to-Face)
Mon 15 Feb
9am-3pm

Workshop 2
(Online)
Wed 3 Mar
3.30-4.30pm

Workshop 3
(Online)
Mon 29 Mar 
3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 1 
Apr/Early May 2021

Workshop 4
(Online)
Thur 13 May
3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 2 
Late May/Jun 2021

Workshop 5
(Face-to-Face)
Tue 29 Jun
9am-3pm

 

Register

 

PACT 2

Workshop 1
(Face-to-Face)
Mon 22 Feb
9am-3pm

Workshop 2
(Online)
Wed 10 Mar
3.30-4.30pm

Workshop 3
(Online)
Wed 31 Mar 
3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 1 
Apr/early May 2021

Workshop 4
(Online)
Thurs 20 May
3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 1 
Late May/Jun 2021

Workshop 5
(Face-to-Face)
Wed 7 July
9am-3pm

 

Register

 

 

PACT 1

Workshop 1
(Face-to-Face)
Fri 30 July
9am-3pm

Workshop 2
(Online)
Mon 16 Aug
3.30-4.30pm

Workshop 3
(Online)
Thu 9 Sep 
3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 1
Sep/Oct 2021

Workshop 4
(Online)
Thur 4 Nov 
3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 2
Nov 2021

Workshop 5
(Face-to-Face)
Mon 6 Dec 
9am-3pm

 

Register

 

 

PACT 2 

Workshop 1
(Face-to-Face)
Frid 6 Aug 
9am-3pm

Workshop 2
(Online)
Mon 23 Aug 
3.30-4.30pm

Workshop 3
(Online)
Thur 16 Sept
3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 1 
Sep/Oct 2021

Workshop 4
(Online)
Thurs 11 Nov
3.30-4.30pm

Class visit 2
Nov 2021

Workshop 5
(Face-to-Face)
Fri 10 Dec
9am-3pm

 

Register