How to best teach Mandarin Chinese? Update yourself here

How can you become a better or outstanding teacher of Mandarin Chinese? What is best practice? What are the new ways of teaching? The new ways of using which resources? How about exams? New to Mandarin Chinese?  How about how Chinese teachers should use social networks such as twitter or language forums?

Search here for articles all of which are relevant to teachers learning Mandarin Chinese?  Something missing? Let us know usoing the contact tab.

The Chinese Staffroom Team

Motivating school children to think China once they leave

How can students remain engaged with Chinese and China beyond school?Here we have some suggestions, some of which engage through information, others through direct involvement.

Wish to add your organization in the article below? Please write to us using the contact link at the top of the website. The article includes Liverpool University and Xian Jiaotong University, CBBC and other China-Business Councils, the Asia Society and Project Pengyou...... where you can also find as study in China program.

OU Beginners Chinese and other courses for teachers wishing to learn Mandarin Chinese

- Are you a KS2 primary/elementary teacher wanting to learn enough Mandarin Chinese to teach it to your children?

- Are you a Head of Languages, with Mandarin Chinese in your school, wishing to learn sufficient Chinese to review lessons and become more involved in child/ student progress?

- Perhaps you are a non-Chinese teacher, accompanying students from your school on a trip to China wishing to learn some basic Mandarin?

Language Assistants for Chinese (School Placements): British Council/HSBC Global Education Programme: 2012

The British Council are delighted to offer the unique opportunity for three clusters of two or three schools to have a Chinese Language Assistant (CLA) for the 2012-13 academic year. These CLAs will be fully funded by our partner HSBC Global Education Programme and are available only to schools and academies who are new to teaching Mandarin and have not previously hosted a CLA.

Associations Promoting Chinese Language Learning

Are you a Chinese teacher looking for ways to network with other people keen on advancing Chinese Language and Culture learning in your country?  Why not look at the links below to find out the associations and networks in your country.  If your country is not listed and you have an association that you belong to that should feature, please email details to info [at] thechinesestaffroom [dot] com


Chinese Networks – formerly the SSAT.  Encompassing the SSAT Confucius Institute and the English Confucius Classrooms.

Accessing Chinese at your school: Maths using the Abacus (Updated)

Wanting to improve Maths skills in your school?     

Bored of how you teach Maths?

Looking for motivational cross-curricular opportunities in your planning?

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