Finding, Developing & Keeping a Mandarin Chinese Teacher in your School

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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.

UK, London, Student Conference on China, Geography, Politics & Current Affairs, SSAT/Chatham House

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When is it? 12 March between 1:30-4:30pm

UK, London, Chinese fashion, Imperial Chinese Robes Exhibition, V & A

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When is the exhibition: 7 December 2010 – 27 February 2011.

About the exhibition: This exhibition shows three centuries of beautiful and historic royal robes worn by the emperors and empresses of the Qing Dynasty, the last ruling dynasty of China (1644-1911).

HSBC/British Council, Chinese Language and Culture Immersion Course , Summer 2011

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Who is the course supported by?    Funded by the HSBC Global Education Programme and managed by the British Council,

UK, School visits to China, SSAT/Hanban Summer Camps 2011

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What are Summer Camps? In 2010 The SSAT/DfE/Hanban China Summer Camps 2010 ran from 13 - 27 July 2010. Over 400 students and teachers participated in the visit to China, managed by the SSAT Confucius Institute in partnership with the Department of Education (DfE) and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).

Edexcel Chinese GCSE - Guide and quick links

The Edexcel GCSE in Chinese (Full Course) consists of 4 units based on the following skills:
Unit 1: Listening and understanding in Chinese (20% of total course)
Unit 2: Speaking in Chinese (30% of total course)
Unit 3: Reading and understanding in Chinese (20% of total course)
Unit 4: Reading in Chinese (30% of total course)
A full specification (updated Oct 2010) can be found here

UK, London: The Confucius Institute for TCM at LSBU wins prestigious award again in China!

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The Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at London South Bank University has again been awarded the prestigious Excellent Institute of the Year award for 2010.

UK, SSAT Confucius Institute & Confucius Classrooms – New Video about development of Mandarin Chinese and learning about China

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Are you interested to know more about the SSAT Confucius Institute and their Confucius Classroomsin the UK. See their new video here

UK, Accreditations, Chinese GCSE, AQA Task Planning Forms

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For schools with AQA Chinese candidates 2011:  Hard copy Task Planning Forms for the 2011 exam will be sent to schools/colleges in late November 2010. These must only be used with candidates submitting controlled assessment tasks to us in summer 2011.

For candidates in Year 10, submitting controlled assessment tasks in summer 2012, Task Planning Forms are available from the Administration/Procedures/Coursework administration section of These Task Planning Forms must be used for summer 2012 as they reflect the guidance issued in AQA Examinations Update Issue 8 (ie visuals of any kind are not permitted).
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