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2015 Confucius Institute news

Chinese New Year 2016
1 December 2015
Celebrate the year of the Monkey with the Confucius Institute!

A new home for the Institute on our 10th anniversary!
1 December 2015
To mark this milestone, the University will move the institute from its current premises in the Samuel Alexander Building.

点儿 (yì diǎnr) or有点儿 (yǒu diǎnr)
1 December 2015
yì diǎnr一点儿 and yǒu diǎnr有点儿 have the same meaning in English, but not in Mandarin Chinese.

Chinese Food in Manchester 2
1 December 2015
In this edition we would like to present our all-time favourite Manchester restaurants specialising in Cantonese cuisine (广东菜 Guangdongcài)

Outstanding GCSE Mandarin results
3 December 2015
All Hallows Catholic College in Macclesfield is an Academy for boys and girls aged 11 to 18. Since 2011, this college has been teaching Chinese Mandarin.

Our teachers from Beijing Normal University
7 December 2015
Since 2014 we are supplying native Chinese Mandarin teachers to local schools to run afterschool clubs and Chinese language classes.

Manchester welcomes President Xi
2 November 2015
The President of China Xi Jinping rounded off his five-day UK visit in Manchester, where the University of Manchester and the Confucius Institute formed part of his visit.

不 (bù) or 没 (méi)
2 November 2015
In Chinese, there are two words that you can use to indicate the negative meaning of ‘not’. We have put together 5 rules to help you give your sentence the right meaning.

Chinese Food in Manchester 1
2 November 2015
China can be divided into many geographical areas, and each area has a distinct style of cooking. Can you name them?

The Youth Chinese Test (YCT)
2 November 2015
YCT is an international standardised Chinese language test, directed at examining non-native primary and secondary school student’s Mandarin language abilities.

Partner School 66
2 November 2015
In 2011, St Peter’s High School established a partnership with Beijing School 66, a very successful 11-18 school in China’s capital city.

Talking heads
8 October 2015
On 23 September, the Manchester Confucius Institute attended the launch of our third Confucius Classroom at Bolton School Junior Boys. Our working partnership started two years ago.

Our partners: Manchester Literature Festival
5 October 2015
In 2011, St Peter’s High School established a partnership with Beijing School 66, a very successful 11-18 school in China’s capital city.

UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange
6 October 2015
What is in it for the North West? Do you know that the cultural industries in both China and the UK will represent about 5% of the economies by 2016? What will this mean to the arts organisations in the North West of England?

Practical tips for Mandarin beginners
6 October 2015
Welcome to Mandarin Chinese language courses. If you are just starting to learn the language, this may be the beginning of an exciting journey! We have put together some useful tips in preparation to your language lessons.

Mid-Autumn Festival
6 October 2015
This year the Confucius Institute celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival by giving somebody the chance to win a course of their choice. Do you know what is behind the different names of the festival?

Learning Mandarin through Music
6 October 2015
Music is such a powerful way of studying is because it's fun. At our Confucius Classroom The Gleddings Preparatory School, Mandarin is taught from Year 1 to Year 6 in an informal style and relaxed atmosphere.

Ten years on
4 September 2015
September kick starts the year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester.

The Teaching of Chinese in North West Schools
4 September 2015
The North West is lagging behind the London and Southeast region in teaching Chinese in schools, according to the recent research report ‘The Teaching of Chinese in the UK’.

The Teaching of Chinese in North West Schools
5 September 2015
Yien Kwok talks about studying at the Confucius Institute.

Intensive Language learning during the Summer
5 September 2015
23 Students with different anticipations took our beginner or post-beginner courses and got their certificates after 10 days of hard work.

How much do you know about school life in China?
5 September 2015
Take this short quiz to see how much you know about the school life in China.

Launching the 3rd Confucius Classroom in Greater Manchester
5 September 2015
Tracing back to the year 1516, Bolton School Junior Boys has a long established tradition of studying languages; The Confucius Institute has been teaching Chinese at the Bolton School for the past seven years.

My teaching experience at Bolton School
5 September 2015
Hear from Wang Hong on his experience teaching at Bolton School.

Arts lead the way in the city
25 June 2015
A flurry of Chinese art events in the city are filling this year's calendar, starting with the impressive exhibition of Unmanned Nature gun powder drawing and installation by Cai Guo-qiang.

Wuhan – a city to look out for
25 June 2015
Manchester's sister city link with Wuhan dates back to 1986 and is based on civic visits, educational and cultural exchange between the two.

St Paul's CE Primary School – our first Confucius Classroom
25 June 2015
St Paul's CE Primary School is the first Confucius Classroom of the Confucius Institute Manchester, established in 2008, it receives annual funding and language support resources.

Our new 'China Day' experience
25 June 2015
Chinese Legends and Chinese Playground Games – our new 'China Day' experience.