Global Engagement

While the ICN represents all Chinese-English bilingual schools in Australia, we understand that we are only a small group of just over 10 schools and thus appreciate the importance of global engagement to broaden the learning opportunities for our schools and teachers. Since 2023, we have begun to connect actively worldwide via various formats, including:

 

Academic / PD Presentations

The ICN has been invited to present on the topics of bilingual education in Australia and Chinese-English bilingual education in many countries around the world.

 

Recent presentations include:

  • National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (July, 2023)
  • National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei City, Taiwan (July, 2023)
  • Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (October, 2023)

 

Outgoing and Incoming Exchanges and Visits

The ICN has been connecting with like-minded Chinese bilingual schools around the world. Where possible, we have visited and hosted schools to promote student-to-student exchanges and teacher-to-teacher exchanges.

 

Some recent examples include:

  • Visit from ICN to Ximen Experimental Elementary School, Tainan City, Taiwan (January, 2023)
  • Visit from Chang'an Middle School, Changhua Changhua City, Taiwan to Richmond High School (July, 2023)
  • Visit to Meilahti Comprehensive School, Helsinki, Finland (scheduled for November, 2023)
  • Visit from Xinhai Elementary School, Taipei City, Taiwan to Abbotsford Primary School and Overnewton Anglican Grammar School (February, 2024)

We also encourage schools to connect virtually. There have been many success stories, with some ICN schools partnering with as many as 6 different schools around the world.

 

 

 

If you are from outside of Australia and are interested in connecting with the ICN or ICN schools, feel free to get in touch!


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