Announcements Archive

  • Record numbers for HSK exam in 2012

    The growing importance of China and Chinese language is shown by the significant increase in the number of HSK candidates registered with the Confucius Institute for Scotland in 2012. The HSK exam which was significantly revised in 2010 to be more appropriate for non-immersive learners drew a pool of 101 candidates, up from 34 in 2011. ...
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  • HSK Exams 03 Dec 2011

    The exam timetable for those students sitting HSK exams on Saturday 3 December is now confirmed. All registered students should have received their admission cards which must be brought to the exam. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. HSK 5: 09.30-11.30 HSK 4: 09.30-11.10 HSK 3: 10.00-11.30 HSK 2: 11.30-12.20 HSK 1: 12.00-12.35 Good luck to all candidates! ...
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  • HSK Workshop Sat 19 Nov

    This Saturday will see a special workshop take place for those students who have registered for the December diet of the HSK Examination. HSK is the only officially recognised qualification accepted in the People`s Republic of China. For those who want to study in China or work for a government agency a certificate at an appropriate ...
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  • Panda Pals Competition

    With the arrival of the Giant Pandas to Edinburgh Zoo drawing ever closer a special competition organised by the Chinese Embassy in London is offering one lucky winner the chance to win a trip to China! Entries are being sought from all primary schools in Scotland and Northern Ireland for the art competition. Secondary schools in ...
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  • 100th Anniversary Exhibition

    A special photographic exhibition of 80 images marking the 100th Anniversary of the 1911 Revolution will be held in the University of Edinburgh`s Adam House on 4th, 5th and 6th November. The 1911 Revolution, also known as the Xinhai Revolution ended imperial rule in China and ushered in Asia`s first republic. Friday 4th November : 10.00-17.00 Saturday 5th ...
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  • Confucius Institute for Glasgow

    To help meet the growing demand for learning about China and Chinese the University of Glasgow held an opening ceremony to mark the establishment of a Confucius Institute within the University. Established as a partnership with Nankai University in Tianjin, the CI in Glasgow is headed up by Professor Jane Duckett. For full details of the ...
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  • CPD-Chinese Language & Culture 4 Nov

    Join us on Friday 4th Nov for a morning CPD session from Shaz Lawrence covering development of Chinese language/cultural programmes and assessment strategies. Whether you are considering teaching Chinese or are already doing so, this is a seminar that will give you insights, information and inspiration in equal measure. Shaz Lawrence is a regular presenter at the San ...
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  • Scotland-China collection

    The range of publiciations available in the Confucius Institute library continues to expand in scope and variety with some new additions to the Scotland-China section which focuses on Scots who have lived and worked in China as government officials, soldiers, business people, missionaries and travellers. The variety of topics include: * early diplomatic contacts with China, by ...
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