Peking University Experimental School Jiaxing

How to cultivate international mindedness in teaching and learning

September 8th and 9th 2018

Keynote by Peter Woodhead on "The China Dream is also a World Dream
International Mindedness is the Bridge"

Yamin Ma in Manila



Yamin Ma was invited as part of the training team to give Chinese volunteer teachers, who are teaching Chinese in the Philippines on September 15, 2018. The topic of the workshop is "Teaching Chinese in an international context". How to effectively use a variety of teaching methodologies and activities in the classroom were shared during the training session. There were about 240 teachers attended the sessions.


Concordian International School, Thailand

Yamin Ma was invited as featured speaker at the Chinese Summit of International Education 2018 which was held during September 28-29 at Concordian International School in Bangkok, Thailand. She gave two presentations - “The Essence of Concept-based Learning and Teaching” and “Implementing Concept-based Learning and Teaching”. More than a 100 teachers attended the sessions.


Payment Methods

How to pay? 怎样付报名费

If you want to use Paypal for the payment, you should click the yellow box at the end of the registration page.

如果你选择用PayPal 方法付费,请在注册页的最下端左边一个黄色方框“摁”一下,这样就进入了付款程序。

If you do not want to use Paypal, you need to select “offline” payment option. Selecting “offline” box means that you register now and then arrange payment later using one of the methods below.


Payment Methods: 付款方法

Payment method 1:

By ATM transfer to ACT-Education Consultancy Limited. Bank of China. Account Number: 01288420036958. Email confirmation slip to

直接转入银行账号:转账成功后请跟Peter Woodhead 联系。

Payment method 2:

By Cheque payable to ACT-Education Consultancy Limited and send to 19NB, Tower 5, Phase 2, Festival City, Tai Wai, Hong Kong


Payment method 3:

Group Bookings: Email delegate names to Peter Woodhead and pay using either PayPal, ATM, Cheque or 支付宝. Delegates select Off Line payment.

集体报名:把老师名单直接发给Peter Woodhead,然后选择其中一个付款方法。

Payment method 4: 支付宝








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Conference Poster

Important Conference News

The 1st ICT and 2nd ICT conferences will mostly have the same team of presenters so attend either but not both!

You can register for the 1st ICT Conference and then elect to pay later by electing Offline Pay. If you need an invoice then contact Peter Woodhead on


The 1st ICT and 2nd ICT conferences will mostly have the same team of presenters so attend either but not both!

You can register for the 1st ICT Conference and then elect to pay later by electing Offline Pay. If you need an invoice then contact Peter Woodhead on

马亚敏由菲律宾的University of Caloocan City 聘请为英语中文本科双学位顾问

On October 22, 2018, Yamin Ma was appointed as consultant for the Bachelor’s degree in English and Chinese majors for the University of Caloocan City, the Philippines. Yamin Ma has been involved in the project of teaching Philippine students to become English and Chinese teachers since 2015.

Yamin Ma in Chicago

Effective Teaching in the Chinese Classroom

On December 15, 2018, Yamin Ma gave a one-day workshop to 24 Chinese teachers in Chicago, USA. The main content of the workshop was:

  • Foreign language teaching and learning
  • The students of today: attitudes towards learning
  • New trends in teaching and learning
  • The Chinese language teaching: teacher, teaching materials and methodologies
  • The Chinese language and the teaching materials

Don Bosco Ng Siu Mui Secondary School

Peter Woodhead is working with the teachers from NSM to develop a Coffee Curriculum to support student centred self directed learning for S3 students. This  6 week unit of work aims to deliver the following goals:

  • To create an authentic environment for improving English language skills
  • To develop a more international outlook by studying the coffee industry in Hong Kong
  • For student to understand and explain how Coffee Bars in Hong Kong and other cities in the region are an example of Globalisation
  • To enhance students’ life planning and career goals by giving them an authentic learning experience of the Coffee Industry

Shen Wai International School, China

A Visit to Shen Wai International School, China

On December 4, 2018, Yamin Ma had a successful visit and observed 7 Chinese teachers’ lessons ranging from primary, MYP and IB courses, with students from non-background to native Chinese. The standard of Chinese for Chinese students is very high and, though the teachers are young, they are energetic and prepare their lessons well.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning

On 27th November 2018, Ms. Yamin Ma was invited by Dr. Angel Chen, associate professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University to give a talk to her MA students. The talk contributed to an MA course and around 60 students attended the session. Ms. Ma also talked about the current situation of Chinese language teaching and learning in international schools.

Yamin Ma at Confucius Institute, SEGI University, Malaysia

Teaching Chinese as a foreign language - What to teach and how to teach

This workshop was conducted by Ms. Yamin Ma at Confucius Institute, SEGI University, Malaysia on 24th November 2018. Over 100 Chinese teachers from Malaysia, Singapore and other regions attended the training. Delegates commented that the training was inspiring and well received. The content was practical and the teachers were able to critically review the new trends in language teaching and learning, and have a better understanding of how to effectively implement various pedagogies in the classroom.




Principals in Manila schools meet Yamin Ma and Peter Woodhead

2018年10月23日,香港商会主席洪健雄先生促成了菲律宾侨校联会中的八位校长跟ACT-Education教育咨询公司的Peter Woodhead 和马亚敏女士在马尼拉会面,商讨在马尼拉举办创新中文教学研讨会。会议决定在ACT-Education教育咨询公司的协助下于2019年9月下旬在马尼拉举办创新中文教学研讨会。研讨会主题将包括教学理念、课程设计、教学方法、课堂管理、中文作为第一和第二语言教学等等。

Ten Principals from Manila met with Peter and Yamin to plan a Conference for Chinese teachers and identify additional professional workshops on generic classroom skills.