Mandarin Aspirations

Babette Radclyffe-Thomas studied Chinese at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2012.  She is now an award-winning freelance journalist who has worked at Vogue China and Prestige and written fashion and beauty columns for China Daily.   She is also currently working towards a PhD at the London College of Fashion, writing her dissertation on fashion, gender and identity...

Grace Valks, a third year Chinese student at the University of Leeds, recently joined the Business Confucius Institute team as the Mandarin Aspirations Project Assistant. Her internship will involve sharing stories about people’s Mandarin learning experiences to educate and inspire other learners. We asked Grace to introduce herself by sharing...

Language learning is well-suited to self-study as well as being a reason to reach out and connect with others online to practice. Here is a selection of resources suggested by our teaching team to help keep you on track with your studies at home. 加油!   As far as we are aware you can access all...