2018  Chinese new year celebration and workshop                                                   

Dear Teachers,

Happy New Year!

New Zealand Chinese Language Teachers’ Association (NZCLT) and Dr. Jiwei Fu, National Chinese Adviser welcome you to celebrate Chinese New Year together on 24th February.
This workshop includes:
 sharing Chinese New Year classroom activities
 practicing calligraphy and writing spring festival scrolls
 making Chinese dumplings

Time: Saturday, 24th February 10.00am-2.00pm

Venue: Epsom Campus, University of Auckland


                                  Mock Exam Paper 2017

Dear Chinese language teachers:                                                                                           

With the support from ILEP Chinese, the New Zealand Chinese Language Teachers Association, NZCLTA, has organized Chinese language teachers nationwide to write listening and reading mock exam papers for Chinese Level One, Level Two and Level Three in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, the Auckland branch is happy to continue the job by inviting a group of experienced NCEA teachers to write new mock exam papers under supervision of experts nationwide in New Zealand.

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 according to the answer information from students.

The exam papers will be available in PDF via email or hard copy via courier at the beginning of Term Three in 2017

These exam papers include Level 1, 2 and 3, 6 standards in total. The price of each standard is $30 for NZCLTA member and $50 for non-member. 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?

For any teachers who need the mock exam papers before Term three, you may also order the mock exams created in 2015 and 2016 and the price is the same as 2017.

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!

Step 1: Please click following link to fill the order formhttps://goo.gl/forms/3Ha01HgqpJ42Mdkz1

Step 2: Please transfer the order fee to the association account. $30 each standard for members/$50 each standard for non-members
New Zealand Chinese Language Teachers Association (NZCLTA)
ASB Account #: 12-3617-0005091-00
Please make sure to include your school name and/or your name in the reference, for example: T. Huang.

If you request an invoice for your payment, please contact nzclta.newzealand@gmail.com

Step 3: After we successfully receive both your order form and your payment, we will send you a confirmation email with e-copies of exam papers and link to download audio files for listening standards. Please note we will no longer provide you with hard copy of the exam papers and CD. If you require hard copy and CD, please email us. 

Thank you for your support!

NZCLTA and the Auckland Branch


                                                   CHinese language week

New Zealand Chinese Language Week (NZCLW)  aims to bridge the knowledge and cultural gap between New Zealand and China by encouraging Kiwis to “Give Mandarin a go” during a week of fun-filled events. Due to this year’s General Election, NZCLW will be held on 16-22 October. We want to know what events your school will be running to support NZCLW in 2017.

Click here to get detailed information.

Download Poster 1Poster 2 /Poster 3Poster 4


                                                CHINESE ESSAY COMPETITION 2017

Dear teachers,

2017 Chinese Essay  Competition now open for registration and submission

Please find attached the information about the competition and registration (Click here).  Please encourage your students to participate.

This year’s registration has been changed to online registration, that is, each student needs to register online by their own. A summary of school registrations will be sent to you after registration deadline Friday 12 August.

Thank  you for your support to the program.

Kind Regards

Lisa Shi

                                                  CI video competition

This year, CI Auckland is 10 years old, all Chinese learners are invited to celebrate CI  birthday, please click here to find more details.


Distinguished Teacher Awards for Chinese Language Teachers in New Zealand Schools

The application of 2017 Distinguished Teacher Awards for Chinese Language Teachers in New Zealand Schools is start now.

Deadline for submission of all materials and video: 30th June, 2017

Please click here to get detailed information











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.

Email lia.info@afs.org for more information.