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From early 2010, the Institute has supported the promotion of Chinese language and culture in primary and secondary schools, in particular in regional Victoria. The school cultural incursion programs have been the most popular and well received by Victorian schools. The Institute has also been working closely with the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Victoria (CLTAV), supporting key programs such as the Victorian Chinese Teachers’ Annual Conference, professional development workshops for Chinese teachers, and language competitions.
In 2021, the Institute designs and launches the Chinese Language Immersion Program. This program has been tailored to simulate a study tour to China which due to the current pandemic, isn’t possible. Students of all proficiency levels will have the chance to engage in a ray of activities all conducted in Mandarin. It can be offered in a half day or full day mode, and can also be offered as an overnight camp, depending on the needs of the student cohort. For further information, please contact Ms Luna Tai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops are designed to increase students’ cultural understanding of China, while also being fun and interactive.
Chinese Teacher PD
In partnership with the Chinese Language Teachers' Association of Victoria (CLTAV), the Institute hosts annual Chinese language teachers' conference and professional development workshops with the aim of sharing the most up-to-date pedagogy and best practices in the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language.
There are eight Confucius Classrooms in Victoria affiliated with the Institute. These schools represent a diversity of primary and secondary education providers across Victoria. The schools take responsibilities in the management of their Chinese language curriculum design and delivery.