October Book Recommendations

By  Gigi Chan

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Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?
———————————D.G. Rossetti

See below for our book recommendations for October! In this month, we would like to share with you some new titles and series that we recommend. We would love to hear your thoughts about these titles and if you need any more information on these or any of our other titles, do get in touch!


 

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An interview with James Trapp, Primary Network Coordinator for the UCL IoE Confucius Institute

By  Customer Service

James Trapp was 14 when he sighted a small bronze figure of a seated leopard that was excavated in Hebei province from the tomb of a second-century BC princess.

It was this visit to the Royal Academy Chinese art exhibition that had him hooked on all things Chinese, especially Chinese art. For James, it proved a gateway to what we know as a fascinating culture and civilisation.

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Oct 16

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 meetup.com, 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