Mandarin Chinese within school time | 学校里的中文课程

Advice, support and taster sessions can be initially given to school that is looking to offer Mandarin Chinese to school pupils and to the surrounding linking or feeder schools.

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Further support includes providing Mandarin teachers, developing Mandarin teaching programmes, working together on school curriculum, sharing teaching resources and delivering Mandarin provisions.

Why teach Mandarin?

Foreign languages were introduced formally within the primary school curriculum in England in 2014. Students at Key Stage 2 (age 7–11) have a freedom to choose to learn one of seven languages - French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, Latin and ancient Greek.

We believe Mandarin is a “must have” at school.

To raise educational standards and to equip our school leavers and graduates with the language asset, every primary school child should have a good grasp of a foreign language by age 11, while all secondary school students should have the opportunity to learn languages like Mandarin.

Mandarin, rated by the UK business as the most useful foreign language for employees to speak after French and German, is increasingly becoming a world language.

How we can help

Advice, support and taster sessions can initially be provided to a school that is looking into offering Mandarin Chinese for their pupils and to their surrounding linking or feeder schools.

We can also provide further support, including providing a Mandarin Chinese teacher, developing Mandarin teaching programmes, working together on a school curriculum, sharing teaching resources and leading on the delivery of Mandarin provisions.

All of these provisions for teaching Mandarin at school are free of charge for the first year, i.e. costs of Chinese teachers will be free. Travel expenses may be passed onto school depending on travel distance. 


For more information, contact:

Email: confucius@sheffield.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 8447

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