2021 Annual Conference Presentations

The 18th Annual Chinese Teaching Conference took place on Saturday 11th September 2021 at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. This year’s conference theme was “Teaching Resilience”, reflecting the unique and challenging time that both teachers and students have been living through, and thinking about the positive aspects the Chinese teaching community can take forward into the new academic year.

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 2021 Conference handbook can be found here.

Conference Plenaries

  1. Opening Plenary-Nick Gibb MP (Minister of State for School Standards)Professor Li Wei ( Director & Dean, UCL IOE)Zhang Jin(Minister Counsellor for Education, Chinese Embassy)Katharine Carruthers OBE (UCL IOE CI Director)
  2. Assessment at KS5: Preparation and Pathways- Hannah Galbraith (Berkhamsted School), Yadi Luo (St Mary Magdalene Academy), Nick Brown
    2.1 How to enhance your learners cultural knowledge with the Extended Project Qualification( EPQ)
    2.2 Teaching Film & Literature for Chinese A-Level
    2.3 Chinese Conference 2021_KS4-KS5 Transition Plenary_Y Luo
  3. Never “just” a teacher – your power as a researcher and community leader – Philippa Vallely, Xiaoming Zhu, Kay McLeod, Victor Wu, Maria Pia Maggioni, Ju-Hsuan Wang, Shan Zhai

Conference Workshops

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

Retrieval in Action: Creating long lasting learning – Lucy Wicks

Action Research for Continued Professional Development: Exploring New Teaching and Learning Approaches – Victor Wu, Pia Maggioni, Kim Wang, Shan Zhai

Mandarin- Accessible for All – Emma Jamen

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

Coaching to Success – Alex Ferraby

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

Using Games to teach primary level Mandarin – Rachel Tiefenbraun

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chinese Sentence Builders- An Introduction – Chris Webster

Conceptual Understanding and Developing Print-literacy skills in Chinese (plenary follow-up workshop)-Andrew Scrimgeour (via Zoom from Australia)