CPD-Teaching Chinese in Scotland 2016

This free one day event for all involved or interested in the teaching of Chinese follows  saw a 50% increase in the number of registration for the successful 2015 conference rising from 94 to 142.

Taking place on Friday 24 June 2016 at 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, the Second Annual Conference on Chinese Language Teaching in Scotland was jointly organised by the Confucius Institute for Scotland and Asian Studies in the University of Edinburgh.

Among the topics were teaching Chinese to primary school pupils and effective methods to help students learn Chinese characters.

Today, there is a growing interest in learning Chinese in schools and demand for Mandarin is rising in the business community and universities.

“We are sure those who attended picked up a lot of new ideas for more effective ways of learning and the teaching of Chinese,” said Professor Natascha Gentz, Director of the Confucius Institute for Scotland, which is celebrating 10 years of culture, education and business links.

Professor Gentz, who is also Assistant Principal (China) at the university, added: “We hope that the conference can contribute to the further expansion and successful development of Mandarin as one of the suite of modern languages in Scotland.”

Please download a conference programme for further details of the workshops and speakers.