How can you use news about China in your school with your children learning Mandarin Chinese?

Keeping children learning Chinese motivated with current news about the growing importance of China in the global economy can be key to maintaining good learning progress.

There can also be policy changes regarding learning Chinese in schools in various countries (USA, Singapore, UK, Australia and in China itself. Stay in contact with this part of the site.

Looking for a partner school in China? The British Council’s new ‘Schools Online’ website

  • Are you looking for ways for your pupils to share their learning with children from another country?
  • Are you looking for ways for your pupils to practise their speaking and listening skills with native Chinese speakers?
  • Are you looking for opportunities to promote intercultural understanding?
  • Does your school have aspirations to create exchange trips for your children with a school in China?

Why not look at the British Council’s new website ‘Schools Online’

Mandarin features in ALL magazine ‘Languages Today’!

Tags: UK

Get networked!  Find out the lastest about Mandarin Chinese teaching. Why not become an The Association for Language Learning (ALL)’s member and get the  latest issue of it’s in-house magazine

Ai Weiwei exhibition coming to the V & A : ‘Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BC – AD 2010)’

Tags: UK

Who is Ai Weiwei?  He is one of the most prominent artists working in China today. Through his work Ai addresses issues pertinent to contemporary China; notably the loss of historic material culture due to rapid modernization and the effects of the global economy on traditional modes of production. His work also engages with broader themes, including perceptions of value, mass production and globalization.

UK, Chinese A-Level numbers rise by 37%!

Tags: UK

(Source The Independent 19 Aug 11)

Chinese to be made compulsory in Sweden

Should Chinese be made compulsory in your country?

What would be the advantages and challenges?

Is the ‘economic argument’ sufficient a reason to make it compulsory?

(News Source Asia Society)