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.
Emily Austin-Howell shares some thoughts on her year spent as an intern with the Business Confucius Institute team as the...
On 27 April 2022, Leeds alumnus James Halstead MCIL CL delivered a lecture about the global language service providing (LSP)...
Leeds alumna Nandini Venkata was joined by a panel of women living and working in Beijing at an online event...
“Don't miss our Annual Lecture on Wednesday 14 December 2022: China, the next global AI superpower? By Professor Jin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…”
about 1 week ago
“We are having our annual lecture on 14th December: China, the next global AI superpower? By Prof Jinghan Zeng.
about 1 week ago
“A great Chinese learning opportunity provided by our friend: Mandarin Retreat and involves immersive Chinese learni… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…”
on October 10th, 2022