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CI Teachers PD and Curriculum Development and Review
On 16th June, CI hosted a professional development workshop for all its teaching staff to further their knowledge on teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Dr. Carsten Roever, Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics, School of Languages & Linguistics, at the University of Melbourne shared his experience in teaching languages to adult learners in Australia. Teachers were also introduced to the design and structure of the new curriculum by Yin Jun, Associate Director of CI, and curriculum coordinator Kevin Yang.
After 3 months of reflection, discussion, and refinement, the development of the new curriculum has advanced into a new phase of ongoing curriculum renewal and updating. The new curriculum provides teachers and students with a clear sense of direction in teaching and learning, assessment benchmarks, and monitoring the progress of students regardless of the learners' varying degrees of Chinese proficiency. The rollout of the implementation of the new curriculum has since commenced in Term 3.