Courses for those who already speak Mandarin

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qualified teachers (or similarly experienced)
teacher trainees
proficient/native Mandarin speakers

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Courses for teachers… who already speak Mandarin:

All courses are subject to demand. Register your interest today! (form below)

17th Annual Chinese teaching conference
— The UK’s largest gathering of Mandarin school teaching professionals: Keynotes, professional development workshops, student performances, an exhibition of teaching materials, networking, and more… Read more.

The Three Rs- Reviewing, Recycling, Revising
–This participatory workshop takes a practical look at ways in which we can systematically incorporate reviewing, recycling and revising of language into our lessons. This includes looking at the ways we bring this skills in in both planned (through our SoW) and reactive (“in the moment”) activities. We also look at ways in which we can make exam revision a creative and student-centred process. Please join the E forum to be informed of workshop dates.

Characters in Context
–Following on from last year’s workshop on characters, this workshop looks at the importance of teaching characters in context, from the formation of individual characters to compound characters, to the application of characters in the context of written and spoken language. What are the ways in which we can teach this, and the ways in which learners can learn? Please join the E forum to be informed of workshop dates.

Blue Kite Film Day – SOLD OUT
–This day is for both students and teachers of the Cambridge Pre U Mandarin. The morning will focus on Chinese films and film analysis in general, as well as breaking down ideas around the film The Blue Kite, and the afternoon will provide students the opportunity to watch the film together, whilst teachers will engage in another discussion-based workshop related to the teaching of the film. Please join the E forum to be informed of workshop dates. NB This workshop will now take place in Autumn Term 2019


–The day will be led by AQA and Edexcel, and will focus on evaluation and feedback from this year’s GCSE results. There will be sessions delivered by teachers on how to teach the four key language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and guidance will be offered to show how teachers can help students maximise their opportunities to perform well.

Upskilling Course

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Early Leaders’ Course

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*Schools and Universities Day*
–More information to follow soon. 


All courses are heavily subsidised; the majority will be free (Annual Conference not included). A refundable deposit may apply (approx. £40). Bursaries are available.

N.B. In the event of courses becoming overbooked, priority for places will be given to teachers in mainstream schools. 

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