Tag Archive: Experiences

After graduating from Chinese and International Development this year Natasha Fowler-Ekar will take her place as Equality and Liberation Officer on the LUU Student Executive team. We talked to Natasha about her personal experiences as a working class, neurodivergent, queer woman of colour doing a Chinese degree.  Natasha’ speech is peppered with superlatives, covering both ends of the spectrum. Studying Chinese...

Richard Barnard’s Mandarin learning journey has seen him transform from a shy young man who feared learning new things to a fluent Mandarin speaker with a full set of Chinese Proficiency Exams under his belt. Richard now inspires the next generation of learners in his teaching role at our Harrogate Grammar School Confucius Classroom.   Learn how he developed his confidence and found an approach...

Mischa Wilmers is an Employability & Placements Officer at the University of Leeds. He has taken full advantage of what the Business Confucius Institute has to offer, completing all six levels of our evening courses between 2017 and 2019, joining the China Camp trip in 2018 and working towards HSK exams.   Mischa’s original blog post for us in 2018 described how he got started and what his...

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...