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 2019-2020. 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.

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

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Early Leaders’ Course

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Schools and Universities Day
The UCL IOE Confucius Institute for Schools is thrilled to announce that we are hosting our fifth Schools and Universities Day on Friday 31st January 2020. 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. So far, we have over 15 universities confirmed to be attending, including: Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Leeds and SOAS. The final, full list will be confirmed in due course.


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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