the Inaugural Oceania Chinese Teachers Conference 大洋洲中文教师大会
奥克兰孔子学院院长姚载瑜在此次大会上作了题为新西兰中文教学现状的报告。她指出， 全国中小学汉语学习人数在逐年增加，形势喜人。但整体学习中文的学生人数在急剧下降。当地大学中文学习人数下降的问题尤为突出。如何提高中文老师教学质量，保持学生中文学习兴趣和积极性，是老师们应思索的问题 。
在两天的研讨会上，奥克兰理工大学于善江博士和美国南卡罗莱纳大学的叶坦教授分别做了《新西兰中文教学的现状、挑战和机会》和《华语电影与语言文化教学》的主旨发言，新西兰国际语言考试委员会的Nigel Evans、奥克兰大学的Rosemary Erlam、澳大利亚中文教师周晓康、汉语顾问付继伟、Language Perfect 的Trudi Wigg、奥克兰理工大学的Sharon Harvey、奥克兰大学的Martin East以及新西兰当地中文教师：Judy Fang、Laura Deng、Feng Yu、Bingmei Zhang、Sonya Van Schaijik、Katherine Chen、Andrea Edwards、Grace Rissetto、James Waterhouse等分别从中文教学法、中文考试、文化教学、教学资源、中文教学现状等多个方面向与会者分享了各自的经验、心得与体会。为期两天的教师大会，让中文教师们收获甚丰。他们兴趣高昂地聆听了国内外专家学者有关中文教学的探讨，不仅加深了他们对于中文教学的了解和认知，而且相互交流了教学经验。此次会议必将极大地推动新西兰及周边地区中文教学的进一步发展。
Ministry of Education Language Immersion Award for Teachers of chinese
Do you want to engage your students to achieve more in their Chinese language learning?
Is your school currently introducing or does it already have an existing Chinese language programme?
Has your school recently received ALLiS funding?
Do you want to improve your Chinese language and cultural knowledge?
Do you want to create vibrant language lessons with updated knowledge?
If you answered YES to any of these then applying for an LIA for Chinese language could help you achieve your goals for immersion, culture and language through this funded study opportunity in China. This study award, through AFS, will arrange and support your enrolment with one of 3 leading Universities in China offering Chinese language programmes for short or long term study.
The Universities have been selected to ensure that the study aligns with the outcomes expected for the LIA across all levels. Focus your study on language skills, cultural knowledge, teaching pedagogy and methodology, all while living on campus and leading your own learning. Create an impact back in the classroom for your students, colleagues and wider community.
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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.