2021 Events

2021 Chinese Language Awards Night


Date: Friday 26th November (Week 7)

Time: 5pm - 7:30pm

Venue: Elder Hall, Adelaide University

The Chinese Language Awards is a fantastic way to reward and encourage students’ language learning achievements. Award winners and their parents attend an inspirational evening of celebration and encouragement for Chinese language learning. Each winner will receive a prize and certificate.

Each school can nominate ONE primary student and ONE secondary student according to the following criteria:
●    A non-native learner studying Chinese as an additional language
●    Language skills but not necessarily the top academic student
●    Enthusiasm for Chinese studies
●    Knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture



Registration FEE:

$30 per candidate for member or $50 for non-member teacher 

 This year, we are delighted to announce that the Honorable John Gardner MP, Minister for Education, will also be attending the ceremony as our opening speaker of the night. If you have students who would like to showcase their talent in Chinese related performance, please email us to register your interest. 


We encourage you to invite your school leaders to attend the event and celebrate the achievements your students make. A separate invitation form can be downloaded from our website. 

2021 CLTFA National Conference (organiser: CLTAACT)


When: 09:15 am AEST from 10.00am - 05:30pm, Sunday 7 November 202

Where: Onlne


For more information and registration, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenpfmP_wn3UUy-N3T3GRa4241Q2ST4MROLl0sLRj73g85S6Q/viewform

OzAsia Festival 2021
In happy news, Moon Lantern Trail, Lucky Dumpling Market and In Other Words are all cleared and rolling full-steam ahead!
•    Moon Lantern Trail will be launching registrations for the public this week. It is not essential to register, but it is recommended to help manage capacities.
•    The In Other Words full program launched on 13 September.  Registrations are open for three humour writing workshops for schools with author and comedian Oliver Pommavanh on Fri 5 Nov. The remainder of the program will run in the Dunstan Playhouse across two full days on Sat 6 - Sun7 Nov and be live streamed via the OzAsia Festival website.  Due to border closures with NSW and VIC, the majority of speakers will be appearing via digital link.  The whole program is free to attend in person or online. Don’t miss the exciting Closing Night Debate: Australia is an Asian Country, hosted by Guest Curator Benjamin Law! Registrations are recommended. Non-registered patrons will be admitted pending capacity.
Website: https://www.ozasiafestival.com.au/events/in-other-words/
Brochure: https://www.ozasiafestival.com.au/media/14940/in-other-words-brochure-2021.pdf 
Launch Article: https://indaily.com.au/inreview/festivals/2021/09/13/in-other-words-puts-focus-on-australia-in-the-asia-pacific/

We are thrilled that we have been able to work with SA Health on bringing some artists into the state, including Annette, to ensure a high-quality  (if reduced) OzAsia Festival in 2021 – with our first artists arriving for quarantine this week!
The following performances are going ahead, and have school pricing available:
•    Perahu-Perahu (Theatre)
•    White Pearl (Theatre)
•    Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere (Dance)
•    Two (Dance)
School Pricing: https://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/learning/secondary/ozasia-festival-school-pricing/

Group prices for Teachers can also be arranged for any of the above performances.
Finally, Rebecca and Giselle have had the brilliant idea to run an event called A Day at OzAsia Festival.  Capacities are limited at approx. 15pax.  CentrED will be providing PL certificates.
The day will include talks by Senior Curator Charissa Davies, Festival Designer Truc Truong and Moon Lantern Trail artist Meme Thorn, but importantly, will also include times for participants to discuss the experience of OzAsia Festival for students and potential ways to bring the festival back into the classroom.


2021 South Australia Chinese Video Competition

Flyer & more information: click here to view

Signature phrase: 朋友 Friend


Deadline for entry submission: 5pm on Friday 24 September 2020


Fees: Free

Contest groups*:

  • Junior Primary Group - Reception to Year 2

  • Upper Primary Group - Year 3 to Year 6

  • Middle Group - Year 7 to Year 9

  • Senior Group - Year 10 to Year 12


*Each school can submit maximum 2 entries for each contest group. For example, ABC Primary School can submit 2 entries for the junior primary group and 2 entries for the upper primary group.


Before you register, please obtain parental permission for their child to enter the competition by filling the form. Signed forms must be uploaded with video entries.

Click here to download the permission form

Click here to register

Upload entries & permission forms: You will received instruction to upload video entries after registration.


Adelaide Film Festival


You might be aware that the Adelaide Film Festival has just launched a new student-focussed film festival: AFF Youth, which is all about introducing school-aged students in South Australia to the possibilities of a career in the burgeoning creative industries, and fostering a love of film. We’ve just released our program for 25-30 July 2021, which you can have a look through here: https://adelaidefilmfestival.org/aff-youth/ In there you'll find film screenings, industry leader presentations and Q&A sessions, virtual reality (VR) sessions and a Creative Industries Expo.


Of particular interest to members of the Chinese Language Teachers' Association of SA might be:

Curtain Up! (English and Mandarin language, documentary, for ages 10+)

Tue 27 July and Fri 30 July



Education resources have been developed, and more will be added to, which link directly to the Australian Curriculum to explore ideas and issues within the films and support students to engage with the content of the films they are attending: https://adelaidefilmfestival.org/aff-youth/teaching-resources/ 


Adelaide Film Festival

p. +61 (08) 8394 2537

a. Adelaide Studios, 1 Mulberry Rd, Glenside 5065 AUSTRALIA 

w. adelaidefilmfestival.org | e. ben@adelaidefilmfestival.org

(Past) Term 1 Professional Development Workshop


Theme: Working with Curriculum: Directions for Chinese Language Teaching

When: 5:00-8:00pm, Friday 26th Feb 2021

Where: Lower Napier Building, The University of Adelaide

Click here to download resources from this PD

(Past) Term 2 Professional Development Workshops


Theme: Working with Digital Technology in Classrooms


When: 5:00-8:00pm, Friday 28th May 2021


Where: Lower Napier Building, The University of Adelaide

Click here to download resources from this PD