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:

Academic year 2020-2021. All courses are subject to demand. Register your interest today! (form below)

Annual Chinese teaching conference

— The UK’s largest gathering of Mandarin school teaching professionals takes place every year in June: Keynotes, professional development workshops, student performances, an exhibition of teaching materials, networking, and more. Keep an eye on our website for updates regarding this coming year’s programme and ticket sales.
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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. 


–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

With over 15 years of expertise in developing training, support and resources for schools, we at UCL IOE CI continue to support the growth of Mandarin Chinese in our schools.
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Early Leaders’ Course

We won’t be running Early Leaders’ Course during 2020-21 academic year, please keep an eye on our website for next year.
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Schools and Universities Day

There is no Schools and Universities Day planned for 2020-21 academic year – this is now an event we run every 2 years and we held the most recent one in January 2020. Please keep an eye on our website for next year.

— We are seeing an increasing number of students interested in studying Mandarin at university level, and this event provides a unique opportunity for dialogue between students and university representatives. See more information here


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. 

Register your interest today!

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