2020 Online PD Series Well-received by Victorian Chinese Language Teachers

The 7th online professional development workshop was delivered on June 11th 2020. Grace Wen and Shane Huang shared their excellent practice in the implementation of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) in their in P-6 classes. “By engaging with meaningful content in/through the target language, not only can the students develop practical language skills and master content knowledge and concepts, but also they can develop their higher-order thinking and a high level of intercultural understanding”, Shane introduced.

The Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria and the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne jointly hosted seven online workshops in May and June, focusing on three areas: the VCE study design, online teaching and innovative methodology in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language. These workshops were well received by the Victorian Chinese language teachers. A total number of 946 teachers attended this online series.

One participating teacher shared, “Thank you so much for organizing these workshops. I have learnt a lot from the presentations and the experience sharing among the teachers. Moreover, I live in regional Victoria and it has been challenging for me to attend face-to-face workshops on the evenings of weekdays. I believe these online Zoom workshops have greatly benefitted teachers like myself. I also feel better connected with all the other colleagues during this special period of time”.

The Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria and the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne are in discussion of offering more online professional development opportunities to the Victorian Chinese Language Teachers in the second half of 2020.

24/7 Online Chinese for Beginners Open for Registration

It is a great way to advance your career and personal goals by studying online Mandarin courses through Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne. All you need is an internet connection. 24/7 Online Chinese for Beginners allows you to:

  • enroll in an online study course at any time throughout the year;
  • study anytime, anywhere, at your own pace;
  • access to individual tutor support as in private lessons, but with a group class rate;
  • network with peers across states or even from different countries.

CI students aged 16-35 are eligible to apply for CI Scholarship for intensive in-country language study programs.

For course enquiry and registration, please contact Ms Linlin Lu at lilu@unimelb.edu.au. Registration fee covers Textbook, Workbook and other teaching material.

2020 CLTAV Online PD Workshops Open for Registration

The Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria and the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne warmly welcome you to attend a series of online professional development programs, including:

  • VCE Chinese First Language
  • Online Teaching: Microsoft Teams & Google Classroom
  • VCE Chinese Second Language/Chinese Second Language Advanced
  • Using Interactive Online Tools to Engage Students in Chinese Language Learning
  • VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society
  • AIMS Overview
  • CLIL Overview

Please click here for details and registration.



CI Scholarship Application extended to June 30

The 2020 CI scholarship is now open for application. The deadline for September 2020 admission is now extended to June 30th. For further information, please click here. For enquires or support, please contact Ms Julia Gong at jgong@unimelb.edu.au.


Online Chinese Open for Registration

The Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne remains operational and the team is working remotely for the foreseeable future. All the language and business programs are currently delivered via Zoom. The textbooks and online course manual will be sent to our registered students. For registration in Term 2, click here

2020 Hamer Scholarship

The New Hamer Scholarships Program


The New Hamer Scholarship Program offers Victorians working in Victorian businesses the opportunity to develop language skills, cultural competency, market insights, business networks and in-market know-how to strengthen business engagement with Victoria’s key Asian trading partners China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.

For further information, please click here

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