Secondary Mandarin Up-skilling Level 2 Course - Teacher CPD
Our up-skilling course is for secondary language teachers who are currently teaching Mandarin to Key Stage 3 level and wish to progress to Key Stage 4. This CPD course for teachers takes into account the fact that delegates already have advanced language-learning skills, understand grammatical structures and wish to fast-track their learning. This course is for language teachers with some knowledge of Mandarin.
This course focuses on:
- All four skills, speaking and listening, reading and writing.
- Grammatical structures and tenses, including how Mandarin marks some past actions, and future events and the more complex conjunctions than those used in Key Stage 3.
- Acquiring vocabulary and structures aligned to the Key Stage 4 curriculum and an overview of progression to GCSE Chinese.
This is a 3 day course which will run on Saturdays throughout 2017/18. The second and third dates will be mutually agreed between all delegates and Theresa. Delegates may sign up to each day as it is scheduled or all three for a discount.
Dr. Theresa Munford: BA (Hons) Chinese Durham University: diploma in Chinese Nanjing University: PRC, PhD Chinese History Australian National University: PGCE Secondary Roehampton Institute.
Prior to teaching in schools, Theresa worked and studied in Asia for many years: she has taught Mandarin across the age ranges, and has mentored and trained teachers at Primary and Secondary level. A regular speaker at conferences for teachers of Chinese, Theresa has helped develop resources and has been involved in the steady growth of Chinese as a school curriculum subject over the last decade.
She believes strongly that Mandarin Chinese is an accessible language; that the spoken language can be taught efficiently and effectively; and that technology has enabled non-native speakers to attain levels of literacy in Chinese that in the past would have required many years of study.
Feedback from teachers on Theresa’s course
This has been a lovely, thorough course - thank you.
The course content and Theresa were both excellent. I would recommend this to teachers wishing to teach Mandarin.
Excellent idea to have link-global on-line classroom as part of the package.
A very thorough, enjoyable and brilliant course.
The whole course has been excellent and although it was challenging, I have enjoyed it.
I have learnt so much in 3 days. I feel ready to teach this to my key stage 3 students.