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Established by Katharine Carruthers, UCL IOE Confucius Institute, in 2003 the Mandarin Chinese Teaching E-Forum is an extremely popular method of communication for teachers of Chinese and professionals with an interest in Chinese teaching and learning. The forum now has more than 950 subscribers who share ideas, resources and good teaching practice on a daily basis.

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  • Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Chinese Listening

    Dear Forum,Hope you all are enjoying your half-term holidays. I'm writing to ask ifanyone has the new Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Chinese listening files to share? I'dlove to share some of my GCSE and Pre-U […]

  • Re: British-Born Taiwan-Based band Transition

    Dear Ju-Hsuan, Ruxuan, Hannah and forum members,Please see below an outline of our day plan for our arrangement of a whole day work shop by Transition:8:00 arriving to the schoolPrd 0 8:30 at Chapel: […]

  • CCs and MEP Schools celebrating Chinese New Year - UCL Academy and Durham Johnston School

    Dear Colleagues,We are hope you are enjoying your well-deserved half-term break. We have our sixth Chinese New Year blogpost featuring celebrations at UCL Academy and Durham Johnston School.To read […]

  • A Chinese Club Teaching Vacancy_Maidstone area

    <PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THE FORUM>Dear Teachers,Hope everyone has been having a nice half-term.We at Dragons Teaching, are currently recruiting one experienced Mandarinpart-time teacher to join […]

  • Re: British-Born Taiwan-Based band Transition

    I’d like to add to this. We invited Transition to perform a concert at our university, and it was a real hit. They’re great guys and a real inspiration for students learning […]

  • Re: British-Born Taiwan-Based band Transition

    Dear Cristy,Thank you very much for sharing your marvelous experience with us. I amquite interested in the lyrics creating workshop. May I ask how manystudents were participating in this event? Is […]

  • Re: British-Born Taiwan-Based band Transition

    I second Christy's opinion.We had Transition the week before as part of our celebration for Chinese New Year at Harris Academy South Norwood. It was a great success!Most of our children are from […]

  • British-Born Taiwan-Based band Transition

    Dear colleagues,I would like to share with you the overwhelmingly positive experience that our pupils had with the British-Born Taiwan-Based band Transition recently.We invited the band to come for a […]

  • Issue on Chinese IGCSE Grade Boundaries 2011-2018

    Hi everyone,>> I am wondering if anyone has complained to Pearson/Edexcel about the big problem on their Chinese IGCSE Grade Boundaries? Is so, would you please let me know their reply? Also, […]

  • CCs and MEP Schools celebrating Chinese New Year - Millfield School and Calday Grange Grammar School

    Dear Colleagues,We are hope you are looking forward to the weekend. We have a Friday afternoon blogpost featuring the Chinese New Year celebrations at Millfield School and Calday Grange Grammar […]

  • Chinese event for Year 8 and 9 students 27th March

    We would like to invite you to bring your Year 8 and 9 students to a Chinese language, culture and business challenge on 27th March near Mansfield. Flyer is attached. Note we are extending the […]

  • Mandarin Teacher Training: School Direct open day

    Apologies as the day was wrong on the previous flyerThe Mandarin school direct open morning is on Thursday 28th February at Christopher Whitehead school in Worcester. Revised flyer is attachedPlaces […]

  • CCs and MEP Schools celebrating Chinese New Year - Bay House School and Simon Langton Boys’ Grammar School

    Dear Colleagues,Continuing our Chinese New Year blogpost series, the fourth blog is up on our website and features celebrations at Bay House School and Simon Langton Boys’ Grammar School.To […]

  • School Direct open day

    Attached is a flyer for anyone wanting to attend an open day to find out about training to teach Mandarin via School Direct in the Midlands. Places are limited and must be booked.Contact me for […]

  • Re: GCSE Chinese writing support grid

    Hi Alex,Thank you very much for sharing. It looks very helpful.有下载有推!Many thanksYen […]

  • Re: KS3 Mandarin Study Day at the British Film Institute - 18th January 2019

    Thanks for sharing Nicola, this sounds like it was a great day.Does anyone have a copy of the resource pack they’d be willing to share?Best,JustineFrom: Mandarin Chinese Teaching […]

  • KS3 Mandarin Study Day at the British Film Institute - 18th January 2019

    Dear Colleagues,Last month, the British Film Institute (BFI) at Southbank hosted their annual study day for KS3 Mandarin students. The event was entitled “Myths Culture and Modernity in Chinese […]

  • Moderation- Shu Chen

    (Apologies to forum)Shu Chen please send me a private email about the moderation request I made last week. I have emailed you directly but maybe it went into Spam.ThanksPenny LynchGet Outlook for […]

  • Re: GCSE Chinese writing support grid

    Thanks, Alex!> On 12 Feb 2019, at 13:10, Alexander Ferraby <a.ferraby@SEVENKINGS.SCHOOL> wrote:>> Dear all,>> This time last year we grappled with the challenge of the […]

  • Re: UCL IOE Confucius Institute 2019 Annual Chinese Teaching Conference - EXHIBITION

    Hi Nicola,Could you please let me know the hurdle test registration time for year 7? Is it on line ? Thank you and warm regards. Tytherington school KatiSent from my iPhone> On 18 Jan 2019, at […]

  • PGCE Placement available

    Dear Colleagues,I’m writing to let you know that Marlborough College has a provisional position for a PGCE placement available after the February half-term.The Chinese Department is part of […]

  • Re: GCSE Chinese writing support grid

    Thanks so much Alex! The formula may work really with some of my students!With best wishes.ElliotFrom: Mandarin Chinese Teaching [mailto:MANDARIN-CHINESE-TEACHING@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of […]

  • GCSE Chinese writing support grid

    Dear all,This time last year we grappled with the challenge of the French/Spanish150-word long writing task, and I wrote a planning format in an A3 mat.It's that time of year again and here's an […]

  • Re: Immersion programme

    Hi Chunlian. Hatching Dragons is also a bilingual immersion programme. Over50% of our children have no Chinese ethnicity and we have some prettyfluent conversationalists now. You should come and see. […]

  • CCs and MEP Schools celebrating Chinese New Year - Benenden School and Gumley House School FCJ

    Dear Colleagues,In celebration of the Year of the Pig, we are featuring a series of blogposts on our website to highlight the Chinese New Year celebrations of IOE CI Confucius […]

  • Re: Immersion programme

    Hi Chunlian,Kensington Wade School is a Chinese immersion primary school. The school website is here: https://www.kensingtonwade.com/.Have a great day!Best,Jing Wang […]

  • Re: Immersion programme

    Hi Chunlian,If the students are older than 16 we can help with the following inBeijing:- Homestay- University program (20hrs a week)- 1-1 tutoring (10hrs a week)Or the following in Kunming, Haikou, […]

  • Experienced IB Chinese teacher wanted near Ramford

    Dear all,>> One of my Chinese IB ab initio students (Y12) wish to have some private tuition ideally after school. He needs the tuition 1-2 per week, around 1-1.5 hour for each session.>> […]

  • FW: Private A level candidate

    Hi ChunlianYou can find information here about how to enter A level Chinese as a private candidate:https://www.tutorsandexams.uk/alevel-exam-centre/EchoFrom: Mandarin Chinese Teaching […]

  • Re: Private A level candidate

    Hi ChunlianYou can find information here about how to enter A level Chinese as a private candidate:https://www.tutorsandexams.uk/alevel-exam-centre/EchoFrom: Mandarin Chinese Teaching […]