CPD-Chinese Language & Culture 4 Nov

Join us on Friday 4th Nov for a morning CPD session from Shaz Lawrence covering development of Chinese language/cultural programmes and
assessment strategies.

Whether you are considering teaching Chinese or are already doing so, this is a seminar that will give you insights, information and inspiration in equal measure.

Shaz Lawrence is a regular presenter at the San Francisco Chinese Education Conference and, closer to home, at the SSAT Conference in London.

Her workshops for teachers of Chinese are packed with practical ideas and resources that are easily applied to the Chinese language classroom. Earlier this year she ran a workshop with the Edinburgh City Confucius Hub Classroom which was very popular and she returns due to popular demand to Edinburgh. She will present two new workshops suitable for primary and secondary teachers.

Teach Chinese? Yes you can!

How to develop Chinese language/cultural programmes for beginner students; exploring strategies for a general classroom teacher with little or no previous knowledge of Chinese.

Assessment is for Learning in the Chinese Classroom: The Key to Success

Research suggests that learners learn best and attainment improves when students understand clearly what they are trying to learn and what is expected of them.

Shaz Lawrence – profile

Shaz Lawrence has over 20 years of experience teaching Chinese in Primary, and High School grade levels. She has been instrumental in the start up of many new language programs in Australia, and the US.

She holds a Bachelor of Education, an Advanced Degree in Language Acquisition, and has studied Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan and China.
Currently teaching Chinese to K-8 students in San Francisco, Shaz is also a teacher-trainer for schools in San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco, California, USA.

She has two popular websites for teachers of Chinese – Creative Chinese and Chinese Monster Magic, plus Gigglepotz.com that offers over 5,000 general classroom resources from technology to lesson plans.

Her innovative and creative approach to teaching Chinese has resulted in the development of a DVD, 8 Modules of `Chinese Monster Magic` materials for young learners, and Units of work for Middle school students titled – `Paper Bag Chinese`. Her online weekly Newsletter – `Creative Chinese` gives innovative ideas and resources to over 300 teachers of Chinese in the UK, US, Australia, Taiwan and China.

Shaz has been a regular presenter at the San Francisco Chinese Education Conference, and the SSAT Conference in London. Her workshops for teachers of Chinese are packed with practical ideas and resources that are easily applied to the Chinese language classroom. Her first workshop with the Edinburgh City Confucius Hub Classroom on May 25 2011 was very popular and she returns due to popular demand to Edinburgh.

Booking Details

VENUE: Confucius Institute for Scotland, Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 5HP
TIME : 09.30-14.00
COST : £30 inclusive of coffee, lunch and materials

For further information and to book please contact Meryl James of St George`s School for Girls on 0131 311 8000 or email her on mij@st-georges.edin.sch.uk