2019 Annual Conference Presentations

The UCL IOE Confucius Institute 16th Annual Chinese Teaching Conference took place in June 2019. The theme of the Conference was ‘Looking Back, Thinking Forward’ and these ideas were heavily reflected in the Conference workshops and plenaries. We have gathered together the workshop and plenary presentations so that they can be referred to and used in your future Chinese language teaching. The presentations below have been arranged below in order of appearance at the Conference. The 2019 Conference handbook can be found here. The handbook contains a programme of the workshops and plenaries in the central pages of the PDF.

Day 1, 14th June 2019

Conference Plenaries

Chinese Observatory 2019 – Katharine Carruthers

Chinese – The Learners’ Perspective – Dr. Jane Orton

The National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy – Prof. Emma Marsden

Conference Workshops

Fostering Learning through virtual classrooms – Lina Li

Project-based learning at GCSE – Chunlei Li

Differentiation in the mixed ability classroom – Lucy Wicks

Lights Camera Action! Using film in the Chinese classroom – Xiaoming Zhu & Dr. Carol-Mei Barker

Embedding Chinese in your primary school curriculum – Rachel Tiefenbrun

Evidence-informed perspectives for teaching pronunciation to beginner learners of Chinese – Rob Neal

How to stimulate learners’ independence in Pre-U language teaching – Eva Bunnage

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Making writing interesting and interactive – Zeng Bin

Using pop songs to learn Mandarin and culture – Chang-Chi Chen

Primary Progress: Assessment is your friend – Cara Bleiman

Using the UCL IOE MEP teacher training films to develop your own teaching – Kay McLeod & Nicola Larkin

Developing students’ independent learning competence (GCSE speaking and writing focus) – Frank Wang

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Mixed listening strategies for effective input – Michelle Tate

Creative usage of authentic materials – Yi Zhang

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Games in the primary Classroom – Rhoda Pennington

Day 2, 15th June 2019

Conference Plenaries

Action Research: Teaching Chinese CharactersKay McLeod

Previous research about teaching/learning Chinese characters – Dr. Kan Qian

Character writing researchDr. Kan Qian

Action Research Chinese Characters – Jane Woo

Action Research Phase 1 – Victor Wu

Writing Research – Jolanta Vanate

Expanding Knowledge: Thinking forward to the future of Chinese development and delivery – Philippa Vallely, Zoe Barfield, Kai Cheung, Alex Ferraby and Rose Ren

Learning Languages Builds Character: The forward impact of language learning – Xiaoming Zhu, Ryan James-Gall, Manny Botwe and Liqun Dai

Conference Workshops

Integrating and implementing character study into your Scheme of Work – Josh Ma

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Self-regulated student learning (meta-cognition) in practice for Chinese teaching and learning – Lijing Zhang

Behaviour Management in Classrooms – Jane Woo

Curing the year 8-9 doldrums with project-based learning! – Annabel Hurley

Setting effective independent learning tasks for Mandarin practice – Kay McLeod & Tangfeng

Cross curricula approaches to primary Mandarin – Simone Haughey

Looking forward to a new curriculum – Intent, implementation and impact – James Stagg

Exploring what matters most to students – Liqun Dai

I, We, You, learning system to engage students and help them progress – Katie Wang

Let’s play a fun activity! – Yen-Chiao Fang

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Task-based learning for GCSE speaking and writing – Elliot Hsiao-Williams

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Creative and independent learning through homework: engaging students outside the classroom – Puchan Liao

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Learning, Living, Language: Different approaches to four skills – Yuemei Li

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Teaching Mandarin with SEN learners – Yi-Shan Lu

Chinese music and Chinese language teaching and learning – Lik Suen and Beibei Wang

Busy teachers: optimising learning and reducing workload – Victor Wu and Pia Maggioni