- Lesson planning
- Feedback giving and questioning
- Teaching listening and Speaking (with reference to grammar teaching)
- Teaching reading and writing skills (with reference to grammar teaching)
- Teaching Chinese language and culture through films
- Online teaching and learning
- Inner cultural communication/working with and beyond curriculum
- Action research
1. Katharine Carruthers OBE 杜可歆
- Director, UCL IOE Confucius Institute & Pro-Vice-Provost (East Asia), University College London
- Katharine plays a leading role in promoting and developing the study of Chinese in schools in England. She is an experienced teacher and examiner of Chinese. She is also the series editor of the textbooks for teaching Chinese for 11-16 year olds and wrote the specification for the increasingly popular Cambridge Pre-U Mandarin Chinese qualification. Besides, she is the Strategic Director for UCL’s delivery of the Department for Education’s Mandarin Excellence Programme.
- National Network Coordinator, UCL IOE Confucius Institute & PGCE Tutor, UCL Institute of Education
- As the first Chinese national to gain UK Qualified Teacher Status, Xiaoming has rich experience in teaching Mandarin Chinese in schools, and particularly also in curriculum development, resource creation and teacher training. She is also the published author of a series of teaching resources that cover the teaching and learning of Mandarin Chinese from beginners to advanced level, are widely used in schools in the UK.
3.Philippa Vallely 刘晓梅
- Teacher Training Coordinator, UCL IOE Confucius Institute
- Philippa is responsible for the strategic planning, development, delivery and evaluation of the UCL IOE Confucius Institute for Schools’ CPD programme for Mandarin teachers in the UK. As part of the project management of teacher training, Philippa has developed courses on the UCL IOE Moodle system, and has helped design, support and develop an online beginner’s course in Chinese.
4.Kay McLeod 刘凯琴
- Mandarin Excellence Programme Coordinator, UCL IOE Confucius Institute
- Kay was Subject Coordinator for Mandarin at a school in greater London and taught Chinese and German from KS3 to KS5. Kay is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the Mandarin Excellence Programme in schools across England.
- Teacher Training and Professional Development Coordinator, UCL IOE Confucius Institute
- Victor works on supporting the growth of the Mandarin Excellence Prorgamme at Key Stage 4 and developing and optimising resources for the teaching and learning of Mandarin in schools across England. He has delivered multiple training sessions to in-service teachers and through regional collaborations.