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.

China and Taiwan – First Joint Dictionary: the merging of Simplified and Traditional?

China and Taiwan have announced that they have been working together on a joint dictionary that will “that will encompass their different ways of writing and speaking Chinese.”

A preliminary version containing more than 28,000 commonly used words and phrases will be unveiled by the end of this year, while a more comprehensive version will be available by 2015.

The Chinese Staffroom at the SSAT Chinese Conference

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The SSAT Chinese  Conference takes place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 May at the Royal Society and British Museum.

We are exhibiting!   Are you coming?   If so why not come and see us if:

-  Your school is starting teaching Chinese and looking for more information..

- You are new to Chinese and need some more advice

- You are an experience Chinese teacher and want to find out the latest best and next practice.

London: Cypress Books, Sinolingua & Xihaha to host Chinese Language Conference – 25 June 2011

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What is the event?   The theme of this event is Sharing Teaching Experience and Resources. It will be a great opportunity to :  

- Attend workshops led by experienced teachers and authors on the following subjects:

      - Primary school Chinese teaching and resources

Teachers TV - professional development resources: An update

What is it?  Teachers TV was a web-based data base of over 3500 15 minute programmes supporting classroom teaching and professional development.  The collection includes:

What's the point of learning another language? BBC Radio 5 Live Focus on Languages

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