IOE CI supports the mainstreaming of Mandarin Chinese teaching across schools in England, alongside French, German, Spanish and other languages. This work includes writing and developing language teaching materials for use in English schools with Pearson, training local teachers, and research. The learning of Chinese is popular with pupils and has huge benefits by furthering cultural engagement and broadening the horizons of young people.
In order to do this, there needs to be a better understanding of how pupil’s best learn Chinese as a foreign language and how their interest can be sustained.
To achieve this we strive to provide appropriate support for schools, provide teacher training, develop quality teaching materials, inform curriculum content and do what we can to ensure that examinations are appropriate.
To read more about Mandarin in Primary schools, click here.
To read more about Mandarin in Secondary schools, click here.