Research Report – The Teaching of Chinese in the UK

How many schools are teaching Chinese in the UK? What does this currently look like in schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales? What is working and what is not?

These are just some of the questions addressed by a report published recently on the British Council’s website:
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‘The teaching and learning of Chinese in the UK’
Research report – component 2
Alcantara Communications
Teresa Tinsely and Kathryn Board, August 2014

The research report was commissioned by the British Council, China and the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and carried out by Alcantara Communications. The report authors are Teresa Tinsley (pictured below speaking of this research at our Annual Conference in 2014) and Kathryn Board.

Click here to read the full report on the British Council website

‘Effective practice in the teaching Chinese in schools’: Factors and 10 Case Studies

Schools may be particularly interested to read pp. 102-119 of the report which offer ‘Factors which contribute to the effective development of Chinese in schools’ and 10 short case studies from different schools that teach Chinese around the UK.

For the executive summary and to read the full report, please follow the link above.

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Further reports into language learning in the UK are available through the British Council’s website here.

T.Tinsley w Reserach report (750 x 500)