China Educational Links and Mandarin Programme

The China Educational Links team is dedicated to developing and expanding the teaching and learning of Mandarin and Chinese culture in Essex and nearby schools, deepening educational links and school partnerships between the UK and China.

The Essex-Jiangsu China Partnership is a wonderful opportunity for local students and teachers to gain an invaluable insight into education in a different culture.

Key Features/Benefits

  • Mandarin language lessons and Chinese culture activities, curriculum and teaching advice, resources and staffing, assessment and exam support
  • school partnership opportunities with China, support on international exchanges and joint projects
  • CPD training for teachers and teaching assistants to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to teach Chinese language and culture in their schools as well as developing effective school links with China
  • support service for Chinese English as an additional language (EAL) students
The Essex-Jiangsu Centre for Chinese Studies are completely committed to supporting, advising and reassuring schools in their implementation of Mandarin. Their professionalism offers peace of mind when embarking on this linguistic and cultural journey.

They provide native Chinese teachers with well-prepared lessons that are lively and varied with games, songs and role play to engage with the pupils and all resources are provided. They have nurtured and encouraged me to improve my own Mandarin knowledge by retraining. They have supported me with the planning and implementation of Mandarin within the curriculum, and our scheme of work is tailored to the needs of our school from the range of topics to the pace of learning.

They organise a maths themed exchange where a group of Chinese students visit our school to experience school life and participate in the China -Essex Maths Competition which combines a mixture of Chinese and British mathematical skills. The organisation of this is superb and has proved to be very rewarding for all the pupils involved.

I have just returned from the China Bridge Trip through which our school has become partners with a primary school in Jiangsu. This creates exciting opportunities to share learning and to find out about everyday life for children in each country.
Marion Jones, MFL Subject Leader, Wentworth Primary School, Maldon

Contact us today to find out more about how we can support teaching in your school.