the Inaugural Oceania Chinese Teachers Conference

Time: 23rd – 25th September 2016

Address: Confucius Institute, University of Auckland    

You are cordially invited to attend 2016 The Inaugural Oceania Chinese Teachers Conference. There are a series of Chinese teaching and learning seminar, professional development workshops, and Chinese teaching resources display. We would appreciate your RSVP to Sarah Wang: by Friday 16th September 2016.


23rd September    6:00pm        Registration; Welcome Dinner

24th September   9:00am-9:30am    Registration; House keeping

                               9:30am-11:00am      Opening ceremony

                               11:00am-11:15am     Morning tea

                               11:15am-12:15pm        First Keynote speaker: to be confirmed

                               12:15pm-1:15pm          Lunch

                                1:15pm-3:15pm           Section 1:  NCEA Chinese Assessments Nigel Evans

                                                                       Section 2:  Happy Easy Chinese -- a short term Chinese course for Year 9 classes Judy Fang

                                 3:15pm-3:30pm          Afternoon tea

                                 3:30pm- 4:30pm          Section 3: Online Chinese learning resources

                                                                           Fu Jiwei , Judy Fang , Education Perfect

                                4:30pm-5:30pm           Section 4:  Workshop 1:  Methods to increase excellence grades for IB courses Katherine Chen

                                                                                            Workshop 2:  Methods to increase excellence grades for Cambridge courses Huang Tian

                                                                                            Workshop 3:  Chinese calligraphy lesson

                                 6:30pm                          conference dinner

25th September     9:30am-10:30am     Second Keynote speaker:film and Chinese teaching         Professor Tan Ye

                                10:30am-10:45am     Morning tea

                                10:45am-11:45pm     NCEA Internal interactive assessment task design and marking criteria Yu Feng

                                 11:45am-12:30pm      Workshop:  Junior classroom activities showcase Laura Deng

                                 12:30pm-1:30pm       Lunch

                                 1:30pm-2:30pm         Workshop:Teaching long Chinese sentences by using structural analysis method  Fu Jiwei

                                  2:30pm-3:30pm        Workshop:An efficient and reliable way to renew your teachers' registration Judy Fang

                                 3:30pm-3:45pm          Afternoon tea

                                 3:45pm-4:30pm           An introduction to the University of Auckland Chinese Courses        Nora Yao

                                 4:30pm-4:45pm           Evaluation; Close


Ministry of Education Language Immersion Award for Teachers of chinese

AFS New Zealand is contracted by the Ministry of Education to deliver the Language Immersion Awards (LIA). These Awards are fully funded by the Ministry to improve language teaching and learning in NZ Schools. An LIA is an invaluable opportunity to be immersed in the culture of the language as a teacher, a chance to prepare students for languages, to challenge learning through total immersion in a unique and fully-funded programme.  A professional development experience for language teachers to help enhance language learning opportunities and outcomes for students.

Click here to see more information.

Information for MOCK exam paper

Dear Chinese language teachers:                                                                                             


Hope you all have a good start at school in 2016 and everything goes well with all of you!

Again it is time for teachers to plan assessments for 2016 and mock exam papers are an important part of the plan. According to the NCEA, we are not allowed to use a full set of old exam papers for the mock exam.

Base on a successful trial in 2015 and under the ongoing support from ILEP Chinese, the New Zealand Chinese Language Teachers Association, NZCLTA, has hence organized Chinese language teachers nationwide to write listening and reading mock exam papers for Chinese Level One, Level Two and Level Three in 2016.

All the Reading exam papers include Resource Booklet, exam Question Papers and Schedule while all the Listening exam papers include a CD, CD Transcript, exam Question Papers and Schedule. The schedules could be adjusted by teachers according to the answer information from their students. Hope this team work would not only relieve the pressure of each individual teacher but also secure the quality of the exam papers.

These exam papers will be available for purchase around the mid-June 2016, including all teachers involved in drafting the mock exam papers. Part of the fee is to cover the cost for the preparation of the exam papers, CDs and postage, and part of the fee will be used to buy a gift voucher for all people involved in this project as appreciation for their contribution.

These exam papers include Level 1, 2 and 3 and 6 standards. The price of each standard is $20 for NZCLTA member and $30 for non-members. To value the hard work of all people involved and to respect those teachers who have paid for the exam papers, a kind reminder here to all those teachers who are to purchase the exam papers, will you please not share the exam papers with others?

In view of the great success in 2015, NZCLTA plans to continue the job for a few years so as to create more exam papers and build a mock exam database for teachers to select in the future.  Every teacher is also welcome to contribute to the drafting of the exam papers and any contribution would be much appreciated!

Last but not the least, we encourage teachers to join NZCLTA and the annual fee is $30 per teacher. As a member you will enjoy free workshops and discounted price to purchase the mock exam papers It is really worthy of it!  See the attached documents to join NZCLTA and tick to select the mock exam papers you would like to order.

Wish you all have a happy and successful Year of Monkey!

Committee Members of NZCLTA


Click here to download the invoice to buy 2016 NCEA Chinese Practice Exam Paper

Click here to download the membership form to join NZCLTA.