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Want to know how to make the most of a Chinese event at your school?

What can you achieve after just a term of teaching Mandarin Chinese at a school?

A ‘China Night’ at Dartford Grammar School (DGS) on 9 Dec 2009 was hosted and organized by John Oakes, Headmaster and Paul Tyskerud, Head of Mandarin. It was the first of its kind at DGS where Mandarin was only introduced in September 2009.

What is a Confucius Institute?

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The Confucius Institute is a not-for-profit organization which promotes Chinese Language and culture internationally through the support of localised Chinese teaching through affiliated Confucius Institutes. The Confucius Institutes Headquarters is in Beijing. Confucius Institutes are controlled, administered and financed by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).   As of April 2009, there were 328 Confucius Institutes in 82 countries and regions.  The central Confucius Institute can be found here.

Confucius Classrooms - what, where and why?

Whatm where and why are Confucius Classrooms? - Please visit this MAP and filter map by 'Confucius Classroom'.
USA -  The Asia Society's Confucius Classrooms is a national network of exemplary Chinese language programs. The Network will serve as model sites for developing the field of Chinese language teaching in American schools.

The Pre-U in Mandarin Chinese: The facts

The Cambridge Pre-U is a new qualification for 16-19 year olds who want to go to university.“It equips students with the skills they need to make a success of their undergraduate studies:

IB Chinese (The International Baccalaureate and Mandarin Chinese): The facts

How does the IB Chinese fit into the The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme, a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19? Read on to understand more about this qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities

Mandarin in the IB Diploma

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