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?

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Mandarin Chinese - great for children's brain development

Want to understand more about the relationship between Mandarin Chinese as a tonal language, musical ability and ability to learn a language?

The following 3 articles look at these relationships. They all illustrate how learning Chinese is good for children’s brains as they add an additional dimension to other non-tonal languages:

- Learning Mandarin creates plasticity in brain because it is tonal language

How and why is Chinese different? Teaching and learning implications

- Are you wanting to introduce Chinese in your school,  but don't know much about the language?

- Are you a Chinese teacher who finds explaining Chinese to others difficult?

- Are you just interested to learn why Chinese is different from English?

-  Should I be teaching Mandarin or another Chinese ‘variety’/dialect?

Get networked, get resources with Twitter: A Basic Guide for Chinese Teachers

**Our guide is downloadable at the bottom of this page**

UK, Chinese teacher training course for new teachers in schools

Who should read this?

- Do you speak Chinese but have no formal or little formal training in teaching children?

- Do you want to start improving your skills?

UK: A flexible Chinese accreditation- Our guide to Asset Languages Mandarin Chinese

What is Asset Languages?  The Asset Languages assessment scheme is for language learners of all ages and abilities that can be used with primary and secondary school children. 

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