2022 Annual Conference Presentations

The 19th Annual Chinese Teaching Conference took place on Saturday 12th November 2022 at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. This year’s conference theme was ‘Be the Change’ reflects the idea that you can attend any of the workshops and there’ll be ideas for you to take back and implement during this academic year. You can make a difference.

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.

Conference Plenary

1. Opening Plenary: ‘Be the Change through Co-Learning’
Katharine Carruthers and Professor Li Wei, Director and Dean of the IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society

1.1 Be the change

1. 2 Be the change through co-learning

2. Intercultural Communication and Language Learning
Professor Zhu Hua, Professor of Language Learning and Intercultural Communication , IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society
Wei Jin, MEP Coordinator, UCL IOE CI for Schools

2.1 Language Learning and Intercultural Communication

2.2 Co-Investigating the impact of a virtual learning experience

3.  Ancient Chinese Philosophy and Contemporary Cross-cultural Dialogue
Dr Jingyi Jenny Zhao, Cambridge University

Ancient Chinese philosophy and contemporary cross-cultural dialogue


Conference Workshops

Action Research: Learning and Teaching Approaches to Aural and Written Vocabulary through Music and Independent Learning

Victor Wu, Taylor Zhang, David Kral

What strategies to support high-quality teaching for pupils with SEND?

Zonghui Gan

A roadmap for a successful curriculum

Xuan Gao James Stagg

Reflective teaching and how to innovate and trial new ideas in your teaching

Simone Haughey

Connecting classroom learning to real-life issues: Using UNESCO Sustainable Goals

Yi Zhang

Introducing Characters from ABCs

Ting Hou

Achieving a healthy and sustainable Mandarin curriculum from a whole school perspective

Xuenian Leng

A-Level Speaking: Facilitating Pupils with their Research Skills

A-level Chinese Speaking IRP handout

Jenny Chen

Teaching Mandarin through NSTEAM

Haiyun Wang

Action Research: Learning and Teaching Approaches to Culture-Language Knowledge and Listening Skill Developments

Victor Wu, Nicki Lin, Yishan Lu

Gifts of the Gardens and the Kitchens of China –Fantasy of a new Chinese Curriculum

Yuemei Li

Ask Solution-Focused Questions 

Lijing Zhang

Phonics: Integrating Teaching and Assessment Across KS3 and KS4

Lucy Wicks

Alternative Assessments – A Holistic Approach

Elliot Hsiao-Williams

Using Read-Aloud to Promote Chinese Literacy

Jing Wang