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Insitute of Education Confucius Institute 2013 Conference Presentations - catch up and look up that information you need
Did you not attend the Institute of Education Confucius Institute conference or need to look something up. use this link to track down the presentations. Everything from catering for Special Needs to taking school trips to China to Becoming a Head of the Department. So whether you are looking to upgrade your current teaching or make your way up the career ladder in your language department, you should find some interesting material. Jennifer Buster, Michelle Tate, Jing Jing Zhao and Gina Jamieson are some of the many top teachers you need to listen to.
Latest Job listing
Part Time Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese Teacher Whitechapel, London
A Chinese language supplementary school based in East London requires a number of part time Mandarin and Cantonese teachers, including one GCSE Mandarin teacher and one GCSE Cantonese teacher to teach for two hours every Saturday (Term Time Only).
Term dates: 7th Sept 2013 – July 2014 (34 weeks Term Time Only). Hourly rate: £14
Applicants for this position must:
• Be fluent in Chinese and English
• Have minimum one year’s teaching experience, within the last three years
• Be able to type in English and Chinese
• Have competent numeracy skills
• Have the right to work in the UK (If you are a UK Work Permit Holder, the expiry date of your Visa must exceed July 2014)
• The successful applicant will be required to abide by the school policy for safeguarding children which includes an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.
Apply now by emailing your CV and a Cover Letter either in Chinese or English see link.
Resource Review: Discover China, Macmillan Education
Reviewer: Dr. Zhiyan Guo, University of Warwick.
Ding Anqi, Chen Xin, Jing Lili (2010) Discover China Book 1, Oxford: Macmillan Education, 184 pages. ISBN 9780230405950
Qi Shaoyan, Zhang Jie, (2011) Discover China Book 2, Oxford: Macmillan Education, 192 pages. ISBN 9780230406391
The Review: What I liked:
Discover China adopted the communicative and integrated approach to teaching Chinese as a foreign language. As the most updated textbooks of teaching Chinese adopting the communicative approach, the authors have successfully engaged learners to acquire the skills of listening and reading, speaking and writing in Chinese at a steady pace and in a balanced and interesting way.
Keep up to date with news in the UK about Chinese teaching including summer camps, conferences and CPD for Chinese teachers
The IOE Confucius Institute based in London has a blog allowing you to keep up to date with news about summer camps, IOE conferences, partnerships and resources.
Updated every month or so it is worth looking at if you are a Chinese teacher based in the UK.