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Mandarin Lessons & Clubs

Mandarin lessons are available for pupils S4 and above, provided by the Sheffield Confucius Institute. Staff and parent beginners classes are also available. Classes start from Monday 26 September and take place in the Grayson building. All welcome. For more details please contact Mrs Lebon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BACKGROUND 

Birkdale has held Confucius Classroom status since 2013. This allows the school to provide Mandarin lessons as an extra-curricular activity as well as an annual China day for S1 students in the summer term.

All lessons will be run by Chinese native teachers from the Sheffield Confucius Institute.

Participants will have the opportunity of gaining internationally recognised qualifications. The HSK exam (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is an international standardised Chinese language test to measure the ability of non-native Chinese speakers to communicate in Chinese and comprises six levels from HSK-Level 1 to HSK-Level 6.

MANDARIN BEGINNERS CLUB – MONDAY 4.00 – 4.50

Taster classes for S4 & S5 and 6th form. A 12 week course that aims to introduce students to Chinese culture and basic Mandarin. This can also count for the Duke of Edinburgh skill section.

MANDARIN FOR STAFF & PARENTS BEGINNERS CLASS - MONDAY 5.15 – 6.30

Beginners’ classes for staff and parents.

MANDARIN FOR PUPILS, STAFF & PARENTS ADVANCED CLASS – MONDAY 6.30-8.00

Suitable for those who have completed an intermediate course in Mandarin.

 

Please email Mrs Lebon to register or for more information:

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