Monthly Archives: September 2016

Mandarin for Primary Schools – Teacher Development Event

By  Gigi Chan

mandarin-for-primary-posterWe are delighted to invite teachers to the Mandarin for Primary Schools event, which will take place on Saturday 1st Oct 2016 at SOAS , University of London.

This one-day event will focus on teaching mandarin in primary schools, including the following four sessions:

  • Starting Young: The Challenges of Teaching K1 and K2,
    Lik Suen, Deputy Director, London Confucius Institute SOAS
  • How to Use Chinese Teaching Materials and Resources for KS1-2 Students
    Hui Ju, Senior Editor & Chief Trainer, Higher Education Press
  • Introduction to Programme of Study (Video Presentation)
    James Trapp, Primary Network Coordinator, IOE
  • Teaching Chinese in Primary Schools
    Sharing and discussion, chaired by Lik Suen

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Sep 16

Interview with Steve Bennett, organiser of London Mandarin Learners

By  Customer Service

Steve Bennett, orgaimg_3018niser of the London Mandarin Learners group on, estimates he knows between 1,000 and 2,000 characters.

Though judging by his insights into the nuances of Mandarin Chinese and the texts he reads with his group, it’s probably far more. He’s been learning Mandarin Chinese at a steady pace for nine years, having enrolled in his first language classes when he was in China for a conference.

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Sep 16

Chinese Proficiency Tests

By  Selina


As more and more schools are offering Chinese language lessons and more and more students are learning Chinese, it is necessary for learners to test their skills according to set criteria and see if they improve over time. Here are three main Chinese proficiency tests for Chinese Continue reading

Sep 16