Mandarin Summer School for Children | 儿童暑期班

Since 2012, the Sheffield Confucius Institute has been organising Summer School for local school-age children, exploring Mandarin Chinese language and incorporating school STEM subjects.

Confucius Summer School pupils outside of the Octagon Centre
Star Mandarin pupils outside of the Octagon Centre

Ever wanted to speak in Chinese and write in Chinese characters? Experience Mandarin Chinese language with us and have fun. 

Fun learning and play care for school-age children (aged 5-16) from all family backgrounds during school summer holiday. 

Mandarin Chinese language is NOT a prior requirement. 

Staff teachers are DBS checked and are already working at the Confucius Institute.

Mandarin Summer School for Children, In Person, 2022

Held 08:45-17:15, Monday to Thursday, 25th to 28th July 2022

Venue: Room DBs for different age groups, Bartolome House, School of Law, Winter Street, S3 7ND

Activities included Language and literature, Fun Maths, STEM activities, indoor and outdoor games. 

Summer School for Children 2021

Held online, 26 July - 6 Aug 2021, Monday to Friday, 1h/day, 10 days

Opened to all school-age children including English-speakers.
Chinese-speakers , 11:15am - 12:15pm
English-speakers ,  1:30pm - 2:30pm

Activities included Chinese Language Tasters and Study Skills; Chinese Songs and Vocal Training; Chinese Brush Painting and Watercolour.

Online Mandarin Summer School 2020

Summer Care, Fun, Inspired and Aiming Higher!

Let’s talking in Chinese; exploring Chinese Characters; retelling stories; singing songs; playing games and engaging STEM activities. Open to all aged 5-16.

Being able to speak Mandarin is NOT a prior requirement.
Two sessions a day, 1h/session, Monday-Friday, 3 - 15 August 2020.

Open three groups depending on the number of children registered and their ages.
Group 1, for children at KS1, open at 9am and 1pm;
Group 2, for children at KS2, open at 10:15am and 2:15pm;
Group 3, for children at secondary schools and above, open at 11:30am and 3:30pm.

Real-time classrooms involve presentations, demonstrations, interactions and home assignments.
Teachers: experienced, friendly, empathetic and passionate.
Children: stimulated, engaged and peer-collaborated. Maximum 15 children/class.
Parents: ensured online safety at home and encouraged to join in themselves.

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