We are pleased to announce that Miss Jiahong Liao, one of our overseas volunteer teachers, competed at the “UK Mandarin Teaching Championship - Central and Northern England” on Sunday 24 October, winning not just first prize but also the award for “Best Lesson Plan Design”. The event was jointly organised by Centre for Language Education and Cooperation (CLEC) UK and Chinese Proficiency Test UK Committee.
After a preliminary screening of submitted lesson plans, 16 Mandarin teachers from 11 organisations including Confucius Institutes, universities and local schools from across Central and Northern England, were selected by the competition judge panel to participate in the final contest on the day. The online contest consisted of two parts: a 15-minute online teaching demonstration and a 5-minute Q & A.
Jiahong is a third-year PhD researcher at the University of Nottingham’s School of Education. She had worked as a Confucius Institute volunteer teacher in the UK and South Korea before coming to Nottingham. She joined NCI as an overseas volunteer teacher in February 2021 and has been teaching Mandarin to Year 8 and 9 students at Rushcliffe School. Feedback from staff and students has been outstanding.
We are extremely proud of Jiahong’s achievement and would like to wish her the best of luck with her participation in the UK Mandarin Teaching Championship Final in Belfast later in the year.
Posted on Thursday 28th October 2021