SQA Launches Mandarin Qualifications for Schools

The launch by SQA of Intermediate 1 and 2 qualifications in Mandarin and Cantonese for Scottish secondary school pupils is a significant development.

In working towards a stronger engagement with China, appreciation and knowledge of language is vital. Following an intense period of preparation Scottish students will now have the opportunity to opt to study Mandarin or Cantonese alongside the more widely available French, German, Spanish or Italian.The Chinese courses follow the same structure as other languages offered in the modern languages framework.

With the continuing growth of interest in China and Chinese it is certain that the first first PDGE teachers in Mandarin graduating from Moray House next month will be in high demand.

For more information on the course please visit www.sqa.org.uk or contact fan.lin@sqa.org.uk.