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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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  • Seeking Mandarin class near Southampton

    Wanted: a Mandarin class in the Southampton area for an adult learner experienced with learning languages.Please email directly on:zheny.boshova@gmail.com mailto:zheny.boshova@gmail.com […]

  • New job opportunity

    Shared on behalf of De Lisle College, Leicestershire.We are seeking a well-qualified, dynamic teacher of Mandarin to join a thriving and successful Catholic college. Whilst we primarily wish to […]

  • Re: Kenya-to-teach-Mandarin-Chinese-in-primary-classrooms

    Thanks for sharing Amy. It's very encouraging!Kind regardsYingOn Sun, 14 Apr 2019, 23:29 Amy Thompson, <amyshuithompson@gmail.com> wrote:> Thought colleagues might be interested in this news […]

  • Kenya-to-teach-Mandarin-Chinese-in-primary-classrooms

    Thought colleagues might be interested in this news item:https://qz.com/africa/1517681/kenya-to-teach-mandarin-chinese-in-primary-classrooms/ […]

  • Re: AQA GCSE MFL Speaking Tests

    Please could you look at the AQA site and contact them for questions as I can’t answer detailed questions.Anne MartinLong Ash, High St, Ansty, Salisbury SP3 5QDTel 01747 870888> On 12 Apr […]

  • Re: AQA GCSE MFL Speaking Tests

    Thanks for sharing! This document is really helpful, especially forteachers who are doing AQA exam first time.Some thoughts/reminders to share here (correct me if I missed out somethingwe just change […]

  • AQA GCSE MFL Speaking Tests

    Please find attached information re conduct of the Speaking tests. It is really important that all teachers conducting this exam read this information.Good luck with the exam and if you have any […]

  • Master of Teaching (MTeach) at the Institute of Education: Mandarin Pathways

    Dear Colleagues,We hope you are looking forward to, or already enjoying, your Easter break.For those of you interested in developing your teaching skills and practices, the Master of Teaching […]

  • Re: GCSE Revision book

    Dear Ranran,I'm interested in the sample chapter if still available?Many thanks,RosaOn Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 1:41 PM Sinolingualondon <editor@sinolingualondon.com>wrote:> Dear Yen,>> […]

  • hosting groups of Chinese students

    Hi AllI hope that you are enjoying a good holiday breakI wanted to let you know that we have a lot of groups of Chinese pupils coming to the UK this July (between 8th and 19th) and they are looking […]

  • Mandarin Teaching Job in Devon

    Dear Colleagues,Please see the below link for a Mandarin Teaching job opportunity based at Colyton Grammar School in […]

  • UCL IOE Confucius Institute Excellence Awards 2019

    Dear Colleagues,It is that time of year again to nominate Chinese teaching professionals for the UCL IOE Confucius Institute Excellence Awards 2019.The annual Excellence Awards provide professional […]

  • Re: A Level Chinese speaking assessor

    Is anyone based in or around Reading/Newbury or even Basingstoke or Oxford able to help in conducting an A Level speaking assessment. We have one native speaker in year 13 who is due to have his […]

  • UCL IOE Confucius Institute 2019 Annual Chinese Teaching Conference - Programme

    Dear Colleagues,We are very happy to announce that the 2019 Annual Chinese Teaching Conference programme has now been published on our website.Please click here to access the 2019 Annual Chinese […]

  • Re: Posting a job vacancy

    I understand that the advertisement has appeared. Could you add that the starting date is September, by any chance?Many thanksHelenFrom: H EDWARDS (HE)Sent: 04 April 2019 11:01To: […]

  • Posting a job vacancy

    Good morning,I am having trouble trying to post a vacancy on your website and wonder if you can help.This is what I wanted to say:Tiffin School, a boys' grammar school in Kingston upon Thames, is […]

  • Re: Year 5 textbook recommendation

    Thank you so much, Gwen. That helps a lot.On Wed, 3 Apr 2019 at 14:38, Gwen Clarkson <gwclarkson@gmail.com> wrote:> Hi there,>> Our school teach mandarin from year 1, we start to use […]

  • Re: Year 5 textbook recommendation

    Hi there,Our school teach mandarin from year 1, we start to use Primary SchoolChinese Book 1 from Y3, Y5 are studying both Primary School Chinese Book1(last a few chapters) and 2. Between lessons, […]

  • Re: Year 5 textbook recommendation

    Hi there,Our school teach mandarin from year 1, we start to use Primary SchoolChinese Book 1 from Y3, Y5 are studying both Primary Chinese Book 1(last afew chapters) and Primary Chinese Book 2. […]

  • Year 5 textbook recommendation

    Dear teachers,I hope this email finds you well.My school is going to open Mandarin lessons for the new year 5 students inSeptember and could any of you please recommend some suitable textbooks […]

  • Fully Funded visit to China !

    Would you like to set up pupil visits to a partner school in China but don't yet have a partner school?Join our fully funded visit to Kunming, where you will get the chance to meet with a partner […]

  • New iPandarin Innovative Chinese Character Cards are Available Now and a very special discount for you!

    Dear Teachers and Colleagues,First of all, thank you very much for all your trust, support and feedbackin the last years. We are pleased to announce that our new series ofinnovative Chinese Character […]

  • Re: 回复: [Ext Reply]Re: [Ext Sender] A-level in Chinese Civilisation Survey?!?!

    Agree with you Luke. We need to address these carefully.On Tue, 2 Apr 2019 at 12:32, Luke Hambleton <luke.hambleton83@gmail.com>wrote:> Dear Yun Yun>> Your love of Chinese language is […]

  • Re: 回复: [Ext Reply]Re: [Ext Sender] A-level in Chinese Civilisation Survey?!?!

    Dear Yun YunYour love of Chinese language is clear from your message and this surelymeans you are a motivated and inspiring teacher of Mandarin.Nevertheless, I kindly ask that you and some others on […]

  • 回复: Monkey King/Feelings 2/2

    Hi Cara, you are really finding how to teaching. I hope this website http://hwy.jnu.edu.cn can give you some help. thank you for sharing!fang […]

  • Re: 回复: [Ext Reply]Re: [Ext Sender] A-level in Chinese Civilisation Survey?!?!

    Of course, all three forms of Japanese written system (汉字,平假名,片假名)are from Chinese characters 'hanzi', hiragana is […]

  • Re: Monkey King resources 1/2

    Thanks, Cara! You’ve put a lot of thought into producing these (parts 1 and 2). Thanks for sharing.Best wishesAmy> On 1 Apr 2019, at 16:02, Cara Bleiman (HF) […]

  • Re: Monkey King/Feelings 2/2

    Hi Cara,Great teaching resources! Thank you for sharing!GwenOn Mon, 1 Apr 2019 at 16:05, Cara Bleiman (HF) <Cara.Bleiman@harrisfederation.org.uk> wrote:>> Harris Federation Privacy and […]

  • Monkey King/Feelings 2/2

    Harris Federation Privacy and Confidentiality Notice The information, attachment and opinions contained in this message are strictly confidential and intended solely for the person or organisation to […]

  • Monkey King resources 1/2

    I don't think this sent earlier as the message was too big! So now breaking it down into two further emails.Dear Teachers,I just thought I would share a unit of work I've taught recently which I […]