Three talented 6th Form linguists, Rafal, Aleksi and Reuben, were fortunate to be awarded a prestigious 4 week scholarship at the Beijing Language & Culture University over the summer holidays. Here they talk about how they applied for the scholarship and their fantastic experiences while they were there. This opportunity allowed them to make rapid progress in their language skills and proved to be a truly life-changing experience. Click on the image below to view.

The Confucius Institute Scholarships offer students the academic and educational opportunity of a lifetime. Recipients are immersed in the language and culture of China for a four-week period. Alongside daily Mandarin classes, there is an extensive programme of cultural visits and activities.

If anyone is interested in learning Mandarin or applying for a scholarship please contact Mrs Lebon. ellebon@birkdaleschool.org.uk