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Australian International School Singapore

1 Lor Chuan

Singapore, 556818


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Implementing Successful Strategies and Techniques in the Chinese Language Classroom 汉语教学中的有效方法及其策略与技巧

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This workshop introduces Mandarin Chinese teachers to Comprehension-based Language Teaching methodology. The participants will develop a deeper understanding of how language is acquired based on the results of research done over the last 40 years. The participants will learn strategies and techniques to implement Comprehension-based methods in classrooms. Comprehension based learning activities that not only enhance language acquisition, but also keep the students highly engaged in the target language will be shared. The workshop is interactive. There will be ample opportunities for participants to learn the methods, practice skills, play with the activities and enjoy the experience.


Participants will:

1) Understand Dr. Stephen Krashen’s theory of Second Language Acquisition.


2) Learn and develop a tool kit of “Comprehension based Methods” for effective language teaching, including: Total Physical Response (TPR), Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) and Movietalk (MT).


3) Learn successful strategies and techniques to implement “Comprehension based Language Teaching Methods”.


4) Take away activities that not only promote language acquisition, but also enhance communicative ability.


5) Develop a toolbox of strategies of classroom management to ensure successful learning experiences.



G1-12 Mandarin Chinese teachers who teach Chinese as a foreign language

在国际学校教汉语为外语的中文老师 (1-12年级)

Workshop Presenter: Linda Li

Linda Li has been teaching Chinese as a foreign language to elementary, middle and high school students as well as adult learners for nearly 20 years. She taught at a number of international schools in China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India, Singapore and an urban school in Denver, Colorado. In addition to, teaching Chinese, Linda Li is an author as well as an experienced presenter and trainer. Linda has conducted many teacher training workshops and presented at numerous conferences around the world. She has co-authored the Beginning Mandarin Readers: Who is Good Looking? and Good-looking Is Not Enough, with Dr. Stephen Krashen. She is also the co-author of I love learning Chinese for beginning students. In July 2019, Linda and her family moved back to the U.S. and continues to conduct teacher trainings and workshops worldwide. She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Linda Li 从事对外汉语教学近 20 年,教过各个年龄段的学生,包括成人。她曾 在中国、泰国、沙特阿拉伯、印度和新加坡的知名国际学校任教,还曾在美国科罗拉多州丹佛市的一家公立学校担任过高中汉语教师。除了教学以外, Linda Li 还是一位作者和有着丰富培训经验的培训师。 她在众多国家发表过演讲,担任过很多国际研讨会的培训师,为世界各地的语言老师做过在职培训。她和鼎鼎有名的语言学之父,克拉申博士(Dr. Stephen Krashen) 一起合著过初级汉语阅读书籍《谁好看》和《好看是不够的》。之前,也合著过TPRS 汉语学习课本《我爱学中文》。20197月,Linda 和家人搬回美国,继续在全球范围内从事教师培训。她目前居住在亚利桑那州的凤凰城。


Conference Schedule:
Saturday 29 February 2020

0830-0900 Welcome

0900-1030 Session one

1030-1100 Break (snacks provided)

1100-1300 Session two

1300-1345 Lunch (lunch provided)

1345-1545 Session three

Sunday 01 March 2020

0830-1030 Session one

1030-1100 Break (snacks provided)

1100-1230 Session two (conclusion of workshop)


All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop

Workshop Registration Fee

Early Bird Fee: US$320.00

Registration fee after the 02 December 2019: US$350.00

Registration fee after the 02 February 2020: US$380.00

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Please note that by requesting an invoice for payment and therefore to send money electronically you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Additional Administration Costs: An additional administration fee of US$100.00 . This fee will be included in the invoice.

Late Payments: If paying by invoice and payment for participants is not made prior to the workshops commencing, a late payment fee will be incurred of US$40.00 per person. The school will be invoiced for this following the workshops.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 29 January 2020 or earlier if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed. If the workshop is proceeding you will not receive an email.

Workshop Participation: If Innovative Global Education is informed by 29 January 2020 that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 29 January 2020 IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee.

If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop, Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request from school or participant by the 8 February 2020 free of charge.

Important: Innovative Global Education must be informed by 8 February 2020 of any changes. If any changes are requested after this date, please note, for the change to go ahead there will be an administration fee of US$30.00 charged by invoice for each requested change.

Accommodation: Innovative Global Education is pleased to partner with Studio M Hotel in Singapore.

Studio M Hotel: No. 3 Nanson Road Singapore, 238910



Room Category: Studio Loft @ SG$177.00++ (single) per room per night

Room Category Loft @ SG$190.00++ (double) per room per night

The above rate is subject to 10% service charge and prevailing rates.

Rates include:

Unlimited wifi

Daily buffet breakfast

Transfer to and from the Australian International School Singapore on Saturday and Sunday

To book this accommodation please contact Lee Pui Wan via email at:


When contacting them please state you are a registered participant at the Innovative Global Education Conference

Bus Departure and Pick Up Times:

Saturday 29 February 2020

8.00 am: Bus will depart from Studio M Hotel to Australian International School

4.00 pm: Bus will depart from Australian International School to Studio M Hotel

Sunday 01 March 2020

8.00 am: Bus will depart from Studio M Hotel to Australian International School

12.45 pm: Bus will depart from Australian International School to Studio M Hotel

PLEASE NOTE: The transport provided is ONLY for participants booked in at Studio M Hotel

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