2021 Annual Chinese Teaching Conference

The IOE Confucius Institute Annual Chinese Conference is the largest CPD opportunity of its kind in the UK for teaching professionals in the subject area of Mandarin Chinese.

The 18th Annual Chinese Teaching Conference will take place on Saturday 11th September 2021 at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London.

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the 2021 Annual Chinese Teaching Conference at the IOE this year, and in line with current government guidance, we are planning for the event to go ahead in person. The Annual Chinese Teaching Conference will be a one day event, and is taking place in September rather than June due to social distancing limitations currently in place.

This year’s conference theme is “Teaching Resilience”, reflecting the unique and challenging time that both we and our students have been living through, and thinking about what positive aspects we can take forward into the new academic year.

Please click here to see the 2021 Conference Programme

The day will offer:

  • Keynote speeches from international experts
  • CPD workshops
  • Exhibition of current teaching materials and resources
  • Lively student performances
  • Networking opportunities
  • Refreshments (Not including lunch)

Please click here to access the 2021 Conference booking page

Workshops & speakers: We have some very interesting keynote speakers joining us this year and a wide variety of CPD workshops especially for those involved in Mandarin Chinese in schools.

To Create Well-Rounded Citizens, What Can Chinese Offer? – Yuemei Li

Motivating students to study Mandarin GCSE – Rose Ren

If students can lead in the classroom, why not? – Sylvania Choy

Learning Mandarin through cross-curricular learning – Victor Wu, Pia Maggioni, Kim Wang

Retrieval in Action: Creating long lasting learning – Lucy Wicks

Mandarin – Accessible for All – Emma Jamen

Coaching to Success – Alex Ferraby

Making pupils actively engaged with speaking and listening activities – Fu Xiong

Cognitive Load Theory – practical ideas to support speaking and listening in the Mandarin classroom- Helen Lewis

From Mandarin to “MAD”arin–A four skill integrated approach to create memorable learning experience – Yi Zhang

Develop Higher Thinking Skills by introducing pop culture and current affairs into KS3-5 curriculum – Peishu Lin

Achieving better work life balance through optimal lesson planning – Josh Ma

Using Games to teach primary level Mandarin – Rachel Tiefenbraun

Mandarin through Project-Based Learning to connect to the real world – Kim Wang

Learning to Read Characters with Radicals (Primary) – Jing Wang

Teaching film and literature for A Level Chinese: reasons to be positive – Hannah Galbraith

Chinese Sentence Builders – An Introduction – Chris Webster

The 2021 Excellence Awards ceremony will take place at the Annual Chinese Teaching Conference, a chance to recognise those who continually contribute to the study of Chinese and China in UK schools. Nominations for this year’s Awards have now closed.

To receive the latest conference information about our conference, join the Mandarin Chinese Teaching e-forum today.

For instructions and notes on bookings and payment, please visit the How to book page.

For all other queries, please contact the project team at chinesenetworks@ucl.ac.uk.

Click here to see our Q&A with Philippa Vallely and Katharine Carruthers.

Click here to review the 2020 Conference presentations.

Click here to review the 2019 Conference presentations.

Click here to see the 2019 Excellence Awards