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Confucius Institute

Teacher training for non-Chinese-speaking educators

Do you work in primary or secondary education in the UK? Would you like to introduce Mandarin Chinese into your lessons?

Chinese books on bookshelf
Our trainee teachers receive the most up-to-date teaching materials from China

Gain insight into Chinese language and culture and acquire up-to-date textbooks and teaching materials that will bring your lessons to life with our Teacher Training Course. The course is accredited by Hanban and delivered by educational experts from China.

Following on from the course, we can also help supply native-speaking Chinese teaching assistants to your school and opportunities for further training in China.

Eligibility

  • Our teacher training programmes are suitable for:
  • Primary school teachers
  • Secondary school teachers
  • Head teachers
  • Language co-ordinators
  • Anyone interested in learning and teaching Chinese

Learning objectives

  • To prepare non-Chinese speaking teachers to deliver Chinese language taster sessions with the aid of tailor-made courseware and multimedia tools
  • To enable teachers to introduce Chinese arts & crafts, songs & games as well as sports activities with step-by-step instructions and templates
  • To help schools to promote Chinese language and culture to wider communities

Fees

  • £80 for 8 accredited training sessions
  • £80 for teaching resource pack including all course PPTs, games, arts and crafts materials etc

Autumn 2017 teaching programme

The Autumn 2017 course will run every Monday evening from 4.30 - 6pm, 16 October – 11 December 2017 (except for school holidays) at The University of Manchester, Oxford Road Campus.

What is covered in our lessons

  1. Numbers and general knowledge of China
  2. Greetings and self-introduction
  3. Family members and the Chinese family
  4. Colours and paper-cutting
  5. Food, drink and paper-folding
  6. Body parts and Chinese calligraphy
  7. Time, Date & Painting Chinese opera masks
  8. Chinese festivals and lantern-making