Events: Language

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An inspiring online networking session for students currently learning Chinese at the University of Leeds with the East Asian Studies Department, Business Confucius Institute, or Language Centre.
In this talk Gary Izunwa will discuss the benefits of having China experience, drawing from his personal story and professional work experience. A passionate advocate for social mobility, Gary will consider the barriers some people face and the advantages of making China experience accessible to a wider population. 
Jake Gill (高健), CEO of the character writing app Skritter, is a former Mandarin teacher and lifelong learner. Learners of Chinese and language enthusiasts will benefit from his personal and professional insights into learning, teaching and making Chinese characters stick.
Leeds alumni Sean McGibney and Oliver Leach share the story behind The Chairman’s Bao, the most comprehensive online news-based graded reader for students of Chinese. How did they turn their knowledge of Chinese into a business, and how does their business fit into the wider Mandarin-learning landscape? 
Mandarin Excellence Programme Coordinator Kay McLeod will share her journey from achieving an MA in Chinese Studies to teaching and promoting Chinese in schools.  
In this Language Zone session (open to University of Leeds students) we will introduce Chinese New Year traditions and facilitate cultural exchange between attendees.
A fun celebration of Chinese New Year for students enrolled on our Mandarin Chinese Evening Courses, including an introduction to Spring Festival traditions, calligraphy and cuisine.
An online Mandarin course for adults, with 8 language lessons and a special session for Chinese New Year on Tuesday 9 February.
An online Mandarin course for adults, with 8 language lessons plus a special Chinese New Year session.
This session for Global Opportunities Week will help students learn more about what it is like to study abroad in mainland China. Come along to hear from our student panel and ask them your questions! Open to University of Leeds students.