On the last Saturday of September, Confucius Institutes around the world organise activities to mark ‘Confucius Institute Day’. This is a time to reflect on our work, share our successes and achievements, and celebrate our part in the global Confucius Institute network.
The annual ‘China Day’ for year 7 students at Harrogate Grammar School marks the end of another successful year of Mandarin education at our Confucius Classroom.
当地时间2018年6月9日，英国利兹大学商务孔子学院举办了 “第五届汉语教师培训讲座”，吸引了来自利兹、约克、哈罗盖特、利物浦等城市，包括各地区华人学校、华人社区学校、中文学校等汉语教学机构及各大院校的60余名汉语教师学者汇聚一堂。培训邀请英国普通话教育专家、牛津太古汉语中心项目主任韦乐（Chris Webster）进行专题讲座。
The Business Confucius Institute ran a teacher training event for local Mandarin teachers on Saturday 9 June with trainer Chris Webster. The session was attended by teachers from around the region, including teams from community schools in Leeds and York.
Students from local schools have spent the day at the University of Leeds for a Chinese Culture Day run by the East Asian Students Department with support from the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds.
The Business Confucius Institute has delivered Chinese language and culture workshops at ITV as part of the organisation’s Feel Good programme for staff.
This year the Business Confucius Institute took its biggest ever cohort to China for the annual China Camp. Participants enjoyed a packed programme of activities to develop their knowledge of Chinese language and culture.
‘Chinese Bridge’ is an annual Chinese language proficiency contest run by the Confucius Institute headquarters. On 24 March two students represented Leeds at the 2018 UK finals.
Faculty Leader for Modern Foreign Languages, Adrian Stipetic, provides a round up of the year’s achievements at our Harrogate Grammar School Confucius Classroom.
We attended a Chinese New Year celebration at Cooperative Academy Leeds which demonstrated the progress their Year 7 ‘Inspire’ group have made in Mandarin lessons since starting the language in September.