Chinese Immersion Programme – Beijing

Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages is offering up to 16 New Zealand teachers of Chinese the opportunity to travel to China on a 3-week intensive language and culture programme at the Beijing Language and Culture University.

Activities are arranged by both NZ and Chinese governments, this programme is a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the Chinese language and culture.

Resources and activities on this programme will improve your Chinese language and teaching pedagogy. 


Programme Content will include:

  • language classes

  • TBLT focused activities

  • cultural visits

  • short home stay



This opportunity is only open to New Zealand Citizens who are currently teaching Chinese.

Preference will be given to NZ registered teachers who:

  • are engaged in Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages curriculum support
  • are involved in levels 1 to 4 of the Learning Languages area of the curriculum
  • have a proficiency of Chinese at HSK level 1 or above


Programme dates: Sunday 5th April - Saturday 25th April.

Orientation: Wednesday 11th March, 2020 3.30pm-5.30pm  via Zoom

Application deadline: 18th December 2019, 5pm

Register now

For more information contact us


Important Information


For this programme, Future Learning Solutions will arrange and pay for:

  • Domestic flights connecting to international flights
  • International flights
  • International travel insurance
  • In country accommodation, transfers, cultural activities and language tuition during programme dates
  • Teacher release day (TRD) costs: 5 days per participant for the Immersion Programme.  Invoices to be sent to Future Learning Solutions post programme at a value of $326.32 + GST per TRD.



For this programme, participants will be responsible for:

  • Visa application and fees (where applicable)
  • Domestic transport to programme travel where domestic flight is not applicable but transport still required i.e. bus or personal transport, with reimbursement post programme.  This applies to out of Auckland participants only.
  • Transport to and from participant's local airport for programme where FLS has arranged the domestic flight
  • Parking at participant's local airport for programme where FLS has arranged the domestic flight
  • Personal expenses and incidentals



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Teacher Experience 2019

I have a sincere desire to thank everyone who made this programme and adventure possible.  I am enriched with new knowledge, skills and growing understanding of the Chinese language and culture.   

Following this well structured programme, I have learned the value of communicating effectively in Mandarin as well as the success that comes from teaching the language within the context of the beautiful cultural settings. 

It was a life changing experience that had a profound impact on me as a person and as a teacher. 

I am committed to continue my own studies with the purpose to be an effective teacher of Mandarin and also to provide the students with a growing respect and understanding of a culture that spans thousands of years.  I will lead them to develop the language skills they need to communicate effectively in Mandarin. 

I know this trip will benefit my own students as well as the wider school.  My sincere thank you for investing in me and providing this amazing opportunity. 

Petro Els

Lead Teacher, Howick Intermediate School