The aim of the BCI’s Mandarin Aspirations Project is to encourage and celebrate the learning of Chinese by sharing the motivations (why study Chinese), study experiences (challenges and rewards) and study outcomes (employability, confidence and intercultural skills) of Chinese language learners.
This video shows some highlights from guest lectures and interviews covering these three themes. On this page you can find lots more blog posts and video clips to browse!
This project provides a platform for Chinese language learners, from beginners to old hands, to share their Mandarin learning journey through different media, such as short videos, profiles or stories.
We hope that these Mandarin Aspirations stories will encourage those of you already studying Chinese, and inspire new learners to join a growing and supportive community of Chinese language enthusiasts in the UK.
Leeds alumnus Martin Pollard, an award-winning multimedia journalist for Reuters, spoke in a guest lecture at the Business Confucius Institute...
Andrew Seaton, Chief-Executive of the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), delivered the Business Confucius Institute Annual Lecture on 24 November 2021....
Emily Austin-Howell, a third-year Liberal Arts student at the University of Leeds, has recently joined the Business Confucius Institute (BCI)...
Andrew Methven, CEO of the British advisory firm Hampton Group, first picked up Chinese when backpacking around China. After a...
“Learn about the colourful customs and culture of Chinese New Year with our Head Teacher Maggie!
Find out more and r… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…”
about 1 week ago
“Welcome the year of 2022! It is snowing in Leeds today! Having snow is good lucky for new year in Chinese. 瑞雪兆丰年 (r… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…”
4 weeks ago
“We wish you a Happy New Year 新年快乐 (xīnnián kuàilè)!
Have you made any New Year's Resolutions about your Chinese lan… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…”
4 weeks ago