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How to boost your school's Chinese profile in the community - UK Dartford Grammar School’s 2nd China Night

What was the event? Dartford Grammar School’s second annual China Night was a China themed evening in which students were given the opportunity to demonstrate their learning of Chinese language and culture to their parents, guardians and members of the local community. It was also a celebration of Dartford Grammar School’s new status as a Confucius classroom. All pupils of Mandarin at DGS were invited to attend and perform, culminating in over one hundred pupils (from years seven to thirteen) performing and over two hundred guests in attendance.

UK: The ISEB Certificate of Achievement in Mandarin Chinese (Foundation level)

Below is general information about the Certificate. What else might you like to know more about?

Teaching in the USA – State certification for Chinese teachers

Are you thinking about becoming a Chinese teacher or perhaps already teaching but considering moving to another State?  Then read on. 

What is certification?   Different States have different certification requirements.  For Chinese teachers  this means that you either:

English Ofsted (Quality Inspection) Report on Language Teaching: Our view – what is yours?

Have you read, thought about and acted upon the latest Ofsted  (England's Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) report on language teaching published this year, to think through the implications for teaching Chinese in primary and secondary schools? Even if you do not teach in England it might be worth reading to prompt you to wonder about how to improve your own teaching

Blogging in the Chinese Classroom

A few highlights below to tease you to read the attached PDF article by Primary /Elementary Mandarin Chinese teacher Simone Haughey at the bottom of this article.

Why blog?

Teachers and students can blog as a way of sharing and displaying ideas, work and questions. Anyone can blog and many students and teachers use them for the learning/teaching of foreign languages.  There are great benefits for blogging in the Chinese classroom and particularly as students can access it from home as well as other students elsewhere anyone in the world who can read and respond to your blog too.

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