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Episode 2 - How to Use Technology to Teach Chinese //如何用科技教中文
We were delighted to receive the UK’s most well-known MFL technology consultant Joe Dale as our guest for this episode. Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK and former languages teacher with 13 years of classroom experience. He works with a range of organisations including The Association for Language Learning, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. Joe is also a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. He has run training courses and spoken at conferences all over the world and is in demand now more than ever due to the great need for teachers to enhance their IT skills as schools have become increasingly dependent on blended learning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
欢迎收听播客“中文老师在英国”的第二集。这一集，我们采访了一位英国外语教学界非常有名的科技专家 Joe Dale。Joe是一名语言教学科技顾问，他拥有13年的教学经验。他目前和多个教学机构合作，其中包括“语言学习协会”、“英国文化教育协会”， BBC，微软和卫报。同时，他也定期在全球各大教育相关年会担任讲师，也从事教师训练，分享关于语言学习和科技的应用。近年来由于科技越来越受重视，科技教育、网上和混合学习的需求也日益增加，Joe也因此非常炙手可热。
Episode 1 - Why Do a Podcast About Chinese Teaching? //我们为什么做中文教学播客？
Welcome to our 1st episode of the UK Chinese Teachers podcast sponsored by the Swire Chinese Language Centre Oxford.
This podcast is for teachers of Chinese to foreign language learners, where we begin from our context here in the UK. This podcast is brought to you in both Chinese and English in discussing recent topics in Mandarin Chinese Education. Each week we will have a guest on the show but this week as its the first, we thought we’d introduce our hosts for you to know a bit more about us.
Episode 3 - How to Keep Improving as a Chinese Teacher // 如何实现自我提升以及发展方向
The guest for this episode is an esteemed Chinese, French and Maths teacher based in London, named Jane Woo. Jane Woo is a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker and has been teaching Mandarin, French and Mathematics since her NQT year. She was trained in the psychology domain for her Bachelor’s degree, followed by professional teacher training at UCL IOE. Since her PGCE Jane has taken an evidence-based approach in her teaching by conducting small-scale research projects with her learners. Her particular interest lies in the teaching and learning of Chinese characters and effective assessment. Jane was awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year Silver award by Pearson in 2018.
欢迎收听播客“中文老师在英国”的第三集。我们这一集采访了一名非常优秀的老师叫Jane Woo。Jane老师是普通话和广东话母语者，除了中文，她也在学校里教授法语和数学。Jane大学本科主修心理学，之后在UCL IOE取得英国教师资格。自PGCE教师资格培训以来，Jane和她的学生做了多个证据导向的教学研究，主要探讨汉字学习和有效的评估方法。因为她卓越的教学成就，2018年，Jane获得培生杰出新教师奖。
Episode 4 - Creative Chinese Teaching // 创意中文教学
The guest for this episode is a renowned Mandarin Chinese Educator and Transformational Coach named Thomas Godber. Thomas launched and runs the Creative Learning Centre at Brighton College, was an adviser to the Department of Education on Mandarin in UK schools and is a certified mindfulness teacher.