The growth of Mandarin in England’s Schools

As the first Chinese national who gained qualified teacher status in the UK, Xiaoming Zhu, our National Network Coordinator, has witnessed the amazing development of Mandarin Chinese as part of the modern foreign languages curriculum in schools across England.

In an interview with the British Council’s Voices team Xiaoming explains how the subject has grown over the past 20 years, highlighting why now marks the perfect time for schools to develop their Mandarin provision.

Xiaoming teaching 2007

Xiaoming teaching at Djanogly City Academy back in 2007, which was then one of only five schools to be nationally accredited to teach the language. © Dustin Michailovs, Northcliffe Newspapers Group

Read the complete article on the British Council’s website.