Primary Schools

Young Britons today need the knowledge and skills that will equip them to thrive in the increasingly interconnected world of the future. Parents, business analysts and politicians have voiced support for Mandarin Chinese as the language to learn in order to compete for jobs in the global markets of the 21st century. These are important considerations, but in our experience, it’s the fun that teachers and learners have with Mandarin that is the most compelling reason of all.

Over a number of years, at IOE CI we have developed and delivered teacher training events, CPD courses and resources aimed at supporting the delivery of Chinese in Primary Schools, and have been working with partner HSBC to extend provision for Mandarin Chinese language learning in the primary sector (Mandarin Chinese for Primary Schools).

To find out more about introducing Chinese at a primary school visit our Why Mandarin? page.

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