Developing Mandarin: Regional Models for the Future

24 February 2019

Date And Time: Friday 29 March 2019, 10:30 – 16:00

Exploring innovative approaches to developing Mandarin learning for schools and young people across South-East region

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About this Event:
This exciting event aims to explore innovative approaches, partnerships and models which support the development of Mandarin language and Chinese culture in primary and secondary schools. This SCEN event will highlight developing practice by East Lothian Council, Midlothian Council, City of Edinburgh Council, George Watson's College, the Swire group and the University of Edinburgh. Schools and partners will lead presentations, workshops and discussions sharing ideas around how to grow Mandarin learning for children and young people.

10.30 Welcome - Simon Macaulay, Chair, SCEN
10.40 Developing Mandarin: Regional Opportunities - Ann Robertson, ECL
11.10 Group Discussions
11.40 Keynote - James Brodie, China-Britain Business Council
12.10 Panel Discussion
12.30 Lunch
13.15 Workshop 1 - Working with qualified teachers of Mandarin
14.00 Workshop 2 - EUSA - Mandarin volunteer programme "working with native speakers of Mandarin"
14.45 Workshop 3 - Colin Mitchell, Former Depute HT, Lasswade High School - Developing partnerships and supporting learner mobility
15.30 Plenary
16.00 Close

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