2016 Confucius Institute news

Stride forward – CI building on the success of the decade
8 September 2016
Earlier this month, the Confucius Institute moved into the newly refurbished office at 180 Waterloo Place, ready for the new academic year.

Mandarin Numbers: 1-99 in 1 Minute
8 September 2016
Is Mandarin Chinese the hardest language in the world? Believe it or not, within one minute only you could learn to say the numbers 1-99 in Chinese.

Our new Confucius Classroom – All Hallows Catholic College
8 September 2016
All Hallows Catholic College is the first Secondary School in Greater Manchester to become a Confucius Classroom.

Bolton School Mandarin Club
8 September 2016
Our teacher Weizhi Zhang has run a successful Mandarin Club with Bolton school’s Year 7s pupils.

Manchester meets China at 180 Waterloo Place
27 June 2016
The wait will soon be over and we will be moving to our new home, 180 Waterloo Place!

Our partners: Zhejiang Association of Science and Technology (ZAST)
27 June 2016
A group of science promoters from China will run Tinkering Lab workshops for families and the general public at Manchester Cathedral on 24 July.

Talking Football
27 June 2016
The UEFA European Championships is fully underway and although China isn’t part of it, there are still lots of Chinese football fans in Britain. Why not try and engage with them by talking football.

YCT – How did it go?
27 June 2016
On 20 May 2016, teachers from our Confucius Institute organized a YCT Level 1 Exam for nearly 100 primary school students for the first time in 3 of our key schools; Oasis Academy Limeside, Bolton School for Junior Boys and St Pauls CofE Primary School.

Manchester Pandas ‘took it away’
31 May 2016
Tough competition and pouring rain didn’t stop us to have a fun day at Liverpool Watersports Centre.

Direct flight nourishes further exchange
31 May 2016
The first direct flight will take off at Manchester Airport on 10th June noon and the Deputy Director Karen Wang is invited to witness the historical moment together with dozens of guests on the day.

30 years of sisterhood
31 May 2016
Wuhan, very similar to Manchester, is an industrial city in the mid-West of China and is seen as an engine house for the development of western frontier of China.

What are the main difficulties for children learning Mandarin?
31 May 2016
Xing Li teaches 5 - 7 year olds at Bury Grammar School and shares her experiences.

IOE Confucius Institute Annual Chinese Conference
31 May 2016
Creativity and Collaboration: Meeting the Challenges Ahead.

The key to 80% of all Chinese characters
26 May 2016
Semantic-phonetic compounds are by far the most numerous characters. Find out how they were created.

Location, location, location
26 May 2016
Confucius Classrooms are a basic Chinese language teaching unit at a primary school or at a secondary school supervised by a Confucius Institute or directly by Hanban.

I took part in the Chinese Bridge Competition!
26 May 2016
Studying Chinese is a lot like climbing a mountain: some days you feel like you’re progressing so fast that it’s absolutely exhilarating; other times, it’s exhausting, and you feel like you’re going nowhere.

Study China Programme - Manchester leads national student mobility project
29 April 2016
Over 200 UK students, including 27 from the University of Manchester, spent three weeks of the Easter break busy learning Chinese language, visiting companies and learning about entrepreneurship and innovation in China.

Manchester’s direct connection to mainland China
29 April 2016
The city of Manchester and the North West region are set to embrace an exciting phase of UK-China engagement with the launch of the direct flights between Manchester and Beijing on 20 June.

Our day at Landgate School in Wigan
3 March 2016
During Chinese New Year 2016, our team had the chance to conduct brush painting, calligraphy and tai chi workshops at Landgate School for Autistic Children in Wigan.

Chinese Plays are making a debut
29 March 2016
For the first time, the Palaver Festival featured two Chinese plays.

A tattoo like David Beckham
29 March 2016
Learn about the meaning of Chinese Characters.

Bolton School and St Paul Primary School are leading the way.
29 March 2016
YCT, as the Youth Chinese Test is more widely known as, will take place for the first time in Greater Manchester in May at St Paul Primary School and Bolton School.

Miss Xuan Cao - My Journey
29 March 2016
'Time flies when you are having fun' – a phrase I heard and certainly learned to understand during my stay in the UK.

University students studying Chinese
29 February 2016
Chinese Studies students take their study of language skills to another level and the Confucius Institute is here to support them.

Our partners: HOME Mcr
26 February 2016
The Confucius Institute sponsors regular screenings of modern Chinese films at HOME Mcr, the new centre for artistic creation, learning, festivals and audience engagement.

“快(Kuài) 板(Ban)” - Bamboo Clapper Talk
29 February 2016
The Bamboo Clapper Talk, a form of Chinese narrative singing accompanied by a pair of bamboo clappers.

Our partners: CityCo and Heart of Manchester BID
14 January 2016
The City Centre management company CityCo strives to make Chinese New Year Manchester’s most bright and colourful annual celebration.