Cross Curricular / CLIL

Accessing Chinese at your school: Maths using the Abacus (Updated)

Wanting to improve Maths skills in your school?     

Bored of how you teach Maths?

Looking for motivational cross-curricular opportunities in your planning?

School trip to China - learn directly from an experienced Chinese teacher


By Paul Tyskerud, Confucius Classroom Manager, Dartford Grammar School


A2/A Level: Research Based Essay (RBE) for GCE Chinese Edexcel

Overview of Research-Based Essay (RBE).  The RBE is Section D of the Edexcel A2 specification.  Students write an essay in Chinese (250–500 characters) about an area of interest to them and which they have researched in advance. Students are be free to set their own titles for this activity. All research must link to Chinese culture and/or society and to a specific topic area, film or book chosen from a prescribed list.  Students are not permitted to take any books, notes, dictionaries or texts into the examination room.

Adventures in Chinese Culture: The Monkey King’s Guide

 Are you a looking for an interesting way of teaching various aspects of Chinese culture with practical lesson plans and classroom activities? 

Chinese Transport: A focus on new high speed rail travel

Why not focus on train travel when you next look at major cities or the geography of China?  Use this latest news about the new high speed rail networks being built across China?  After the short briefing below there are a number of possible activities and questions to ask your students.

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.

Chinese across the Curriculum: Using the Chinese Abacus in Math(s)

Wanting to improve your profile across the school?

Wanting to improve Maths skills in your school?

Bored of how you teach Maths?

Introducing Mandarin in your school: CILT Case Studies

·         Are you thinking of introducing Mandarin in your school?

·         Want to broaden the international dimension?

China Across the Whole School: Geography


Are you a teacher of Chinese or Geography?

Chinese Teachers: Broadening your teaching to include subject areas other than Chinese language adds an area of expertise to your c.v. and gives you examples to include as ‘significant achievements’. It might allow you to:

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