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Emily Austin-Howell shares some thoughts on her year spent as an intern with the Business Confucius Institute team as the Mandarin Aspirations Project Assistant. The internship involved highlighting stories about people’s Mandarin learning experiences to educate and inspire other learners while learning a few things along the way… I have really enjoyed...

Jacopo Mazzanati lived in China for five years working in the world of professional football as a coach and as a translator. He has passed the HSK 6 and is also the first foreign coach to pass the coaching exam CHINA D of the Chinese Football Association.  Having returned to Italy,...

Andrew Seaton, Chief-Executive of the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), delivered the Business Confucius Institute Annual Lecture on 24 November 2021. Andrew graduated from Leeds with a degree in Chinese and Politics over 40 years ago. He formerly served as the Executive Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong...

Emily Austin-Howell, a third-year Liberal Arts student at the University of Leeds, has recently joined the Business Confucius Institute (BCI) team as the Mandarin Aspirations Project Assistant. Her internship will progress the project’s goal of sharing stories about Mandarin learners’ experiences in order to educate, motivate, and inspire students. In...

Jake Gill (高健), CEO of the character learning app Skritter, is a long-time learner of Chinese and also has experience of teaching Mandarin. Along his journey, Jake has picked up lots of tips and tricks for making Chinese characters stick. In this post we share some of Jake’s advice from...

We spoke to a student, a member of professional staff and an academic to get their different perspectives on the value of engaging with Chinese language and culture. They have all either taken Business Confucius Institute (BCI) Chinese courses or made other efforts to build connections through learning more about...