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The Chinese Staffroom Team

How to recruit the best Chinese teacher in to your school

For a downloadable/printable PDF of this article, please scroll to the bottom and click on the link

What does this cover?  This article covers the following:

·         Deciding what type of teacher to look for

·         Finding a Chinese teacher

UK: Chinese Speaking Competition (HSBC/British Council)

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 (Video courtesy of British Council)

Are you looking for ways to motivate your pupils?  Do you want to showcase the Mandarin in your school to others?  Do you want to raise the profile of Mandarin teaching across your school?  Just looking for new motivational opportunities for pupils to practise their Chinese speaking skills?

Why not enter your students for the HSBC/British Council Chinese Speaking Competition?

UK Chinese Examination results August 2011

Please find attached the summaries of cumulative results for:

·         GCSE/IGCSE/FCSE/ELC Chinese:  SSAT Chinese Network's presentation of the Chinese GCSE, Edexcel IGCSE Chinese (CIE’s results will be added when they become available) and AQA's FCSE and ELC Chinese.

Teaching Chinese Online: a good cost-effective solution?

Read on to see if this works for you /your schools  and/or to make sure you are up to date with the latest pedagogy changes.

Why online?

- You would like to have Chinese in your school but you’re remote from teachers/other schools teaching Chinese?

- You are a school that can’t justify, for whatever reasons, recruiting your own Mandarin teacher?

UK Language qualifications factsheet: Links into Languages

- Looking for a qualification/accreditation in Chinese?

- Looking for a qualification/accreditation in another foreign language?

- Want to know the assessment methods, skills areas and organizations in these qualifications/accreditations?

Links into Languages have created this handy fact sheet/guide:  Chinese is on page 5. 

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