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The Fifth Oceania Chinese Teachers’ Conference was a great success, bringing together educators, researchers, and industry experts across Australasia to explore the latest trends and best practices in Chinese language teaching and learning. Hosted on April 1st-2nd, at the University of Auckland’s Epsom campus, the conference was jointly organised by the New Zealand Chinese Language Teachers’ Association (NZCLTA), Tui Tuia | Learning Circle, and Confucius Institute in Auckland.

Many distinguished speakers including Mr Dong Zhixue, Education Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand; CI in Auckland Director, Xuelin Zhou; and Programme Manager at Tui Tuia Learning Circle, Stephanie Mortimore, delivered insightful and inspiring talks that captivated attendees, while other keynote speakers (Lawrence Jun Zhang the Professor of Linguistics-in-Education at UoA and Belinda Sydenham, NCEA Implementation Facilitator from the Ministry of Education), panelists, and workshop leaders kept everyone engaged and excited throughout the two-day event. Attendees were treated to a wide range of topics, from the latest advancements in language technology to best practices for online and in-person teaching, and the importance of cultural competence in language learning.

In addition to the informative sessions, attendees had plenty of opportunities for networking and community building. The Fifth Oceania Chinese Teachers’ Conference 2023 showcased the vitality and creativity of the Chinese language education community. CI in Auckland is delighted to be an ongoing supporter of this event and looks forward to seeing you and many others at the next conference!

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