The Chinese strand is a dedicated series of presentations conducted predominantly in Putonghua for Chinese Studies teachers. The strand highlights how Chinese teachers embrace digital learning in the following areas:
中國語文工作坊以普通話進行, 是中文科教師交流的好機會。會議將分享教師如何在以下幾方面使用數位教學:

學生主導學習 Student Agency: students organise and present their progress of learning and get feedback
個人化學習 Personalised Learning: students use their personal devices for self-paced learning
無地域限制學習 Global Learning: students and teachers use social media and global platform for learning
創新學習 Creative Learning: students develop language skills through creative and collaborative activities
發展性評估 Formative Assessment: teachers collect data and give feedback with the help of technology to improve teaching and learning efficiency

Chinese Strand Presenters and Topics:

Confirmed Workshops 2019

From being a teacher of Chinese to being an Internationally Minded teacher

Yamin MaAuthor and Consultant

This presentation takes a fresh look at the role of Chinese teachers in International Schools and explores how the new IB Language Guidelines can create exciting opportunities for Chinese teachers to design cross curricular Units of Work and re-connect students with their heritage and culture

How Chinese leaders can make International Schools more International

Yamin MaAuthor and Consultant

This presentation invites delegates to re-think their leadership role and explore the Paradox of the International School and the need to recalibrate the prevailing vision and practice, so schools and teachers can be better connected with their local community and meet the changing expectations of parents and students.

Previous Workshops (from 2018)

Incorporate technology into IB MYP Chinese Assessments

Lanny TsouTeacher of Chinese, West Island School
Lili Tang Teacher of Chinese, West Island School

How to implement the limited and effective Apps/web tools in meaningful ways in your teaching

Sharon Wong Teacher Yew Chung International School

Hands-on Google Chrome Extensions and Websites for Chinese Teaching and Learning

Mersara Wu Senior Mandarin Teacher / Head of Chinese The Harbour School

Bring your classroom with Technology

Allysa Liu Mandarin Teacher British International School of Shanghai

Effective Ways of Teaching Chinese as additional Language in a Unit of Inquiry

Lucy Wong Chinese Teacher Kennedy School ( English Schools Foundation) Hong Kong

Yamin Ma

Ms. Yamin Ma holds a BA degree in English Language and Literature from Shanghai Normal University in China and an M.Ed. in Curriculum Design and Instruction from Queen’s University in Canada.

She recently retired from being Head of Chinese at Island School, where she taught Chinese at IGCSE, A-Level (UK) and IB courses. She has taught English and Chinese at both secondary and university levels in China, Canada and Hong Kong and has an extensive experience of curriculum and learning design

With a rich language teaching experiences with students of various backgrounds, she has explored and identified the best of both the East and West pedagogies to create a unique Chinese teaching theory which is used in her writing of Chinese textbooks. Since 2001, she has published two series of Chinese textbooks: “Chinese Made Easy” (for secondary level) and “Chinese Made Easy for Kids” (for primary level) by Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) Limited; “Easy Steps to Chinese” (for secondary level) and “Easy Steps to Chinese for Kids” (for primary level) by Beijing Language University Press.

She has been attending international conferences as key-note speaker or presenter and provided teachers’ training in countries and regions, such as U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Macao, mainland China, Hong Kong. In the past 8 years, she has been doing volunteer work which includes setting up Bachelor’s programme for language education (bi-lingual degree in English and Chinese teaching in UCC) and running workshops for the Chinese teachers in the Philippines.

Participants can choose to attend sessions in the Chinese strand exclusively, or or mix and match with over 100 other sessions at 21CLHK

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