The Chinese Teacher Training Centre 汉语教师培训中心

The Chinese Teacher Training Centre (CTTC) was established as a national resource by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in partnership with China’s National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (Hanban) in the wake of the Federal Government’s announcement of the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) and recommendations for such a centre in the 2008 report The Current State of Chinese Language Education in Australian Schools. Following a tendering process, in 2009 the CTTC was established at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education as home base of a consortium that includes the China Institute at ANU.

The CTTC’s brief was to take the leading role in initiating and supporting the systemic, pedagogical and attitudinal changes crucial to success for all learners of Chinese in Australian schools. The CTTC brief comprised advocating the learning of Chinese; introducing and developing practice in Chinese classroom language and culture pedagogy; initiating more intensive and extensive student use of the language and intercultural engagement through innovative employment of ICT and specially created immersion environments; and researching teaching practices and learner development.

CTTC’s contract expired in 2015 and consequently the Centre was closed.

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Digest of CTTC Research, Resources and Publications - annotated summary of all CTTC products

CTTC Publications - download actual texts

Many CTTC resources are also available on the Language Learning Space (

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