These courses are suitable for:
☑ qualified teachers (or similarly experienced)
☑ teacher trainees
☑ proficient/native Mandarin speakers
(Not you? Return to main Teacher Training page.)
Courses for teachers… who already speak Mandarin:
All courses are subject to demand. Register your interest today! (form below)
16th Annual Chinese teaching conference
— The UK’s largest gathering of Mandarin school teaching professionals: Keynotes, professional development workshops, student performances, an exhibition of teaching materials, networking, and more… Read more.
The Three Rs- Reviewing, Recycling, Revising
–This participatory workshop takes a practical look at ways in which we can systematically incorporate reviewing, recycling and revising of language into our lessons. This includes looking at the ways we bring this skills in in both planned (through our SoW) and reactive (“in the moment”) activities. We also look at ways in which we can make exam revision a creative and student-centred process. Please join the E forum to be informed of workshop dates.
–How do you get the most from your class? Behaviour management incorporates practical methods to create a motivated and positive learning environment within your classroom. Considering a variety of teaching contexts and situations, we will discuss approaches and potential outcomes to stimulate learners’ interest and application. Please join the E forum to be informed of workshop dates.
Characters in Context
–Following on from last year’s workshop on characters, this workshop looks at the importance of teaching characters in context, from the formation of individual characters to compound characters, to the application of characters in the context of written and spoken language. What are the ways in which we can teach this, and the ways in which learners can learn? Please join the E forum to be informed of workshop dates.
Blue Kite Film Day
–This day is for both students and teachers of the Cambridge Pre U Mandarin. The morning will focus on Chinese films and film analysis in general, as well as breaking down ideas around the film The Blue Kite, and the afternoon will provide students the opportunity to watch the film together, whilst teachers will engage in another discussion-based workshop related to the teaching of the film. Please join the E forum to be informed of workshop dates.
–How do you go beyond the normal curriculum, to create a rich and lively language learning experience for your students? Please join the E forum to be informed of workshop dates.
Music and Movies in the Classroom
–Aimed predominantly for KS3-4 teachers, this workshop looks at using film and music in the classroom in a creative and effective manner. Ideas for student-led research, task-based learning and teaching key language through non-textbook materials will be explored in this participatory workshop- bring your favourite examples to share! Please join the E forum to be informed of workshop dates.
*Schools and Universities Day*
–Please note, we will not be running the Schools and Universities Day this year. We have taken the decision to make this an event on alternating years. For students who are taking the Pre U exam, please note, there is a student-focussed Blue Kite Day this year, and for teachers who would like to meet with university tutors, please note we aim to provide a discussion group before or during our annual conference.
All courses are heavily subsidised; the majority will be free (Annual Conference not included). A refundable deposit may apply (approx. £40). Bursaries are available.
N.B. In the event of courses becoming overbooked, priority for places will be given to teachers in mainstream schools.
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