Our annual Hanban Teacher Continuous Professional Development training took place in London, at the IOE main building on 16 and 17 January 2020.
Our 66 Hanban teachers have either worked in a Chinese school or finished their post-graduate degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Through a series of tough tests set by Hanban, these teachers were selected to come and teach in the UK.
The training event offered a great opportunity for our Hanban teachers currently working in schools across the country to get together, exchange ideas of good teaching, present findings and attend expert lead workshops.
The training days offered a variety of workshops in areas such as resources for self-reflection and development, effective classroom management, assessment for learning and engaging lesson approaches. The programme also included updates by Katharine Carruthers, IOE Confucius Institute Director and Qi Min, IOE Confucius Institute Chinese Director. Breakout sessions were delivered by some of our Hanban teachers.
According to the feedback received, the Hanban teachers found the training very beneficial for them and their professional development. It provided them with a wide range of new ideas to try in their classroom, as well as introduced them to the rich range of resources available to use including the Primary Mandarin Toolkit.
The two day training was an excellent opportunity for all teachers to spend more time together, collaborate but also socialise at the Hanban teacher dinner over delicious Chinese food.
Thank you to the teachers for attending and actively participating, to all presenters and special thanks to our National Network Coordinator, Xiaoming Zhu for creating such an informative and fun programme of training.
See you next time at our Annual Chinese Teaching Conference on 12 and 13 June 2020 at IOE main building, UCL.