GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Comhairle Choitcheann Teagaisg na h-Alba

Taking forward Mandarin in Scottish schools - 4 March

To celebrate the learning of Mandarin in schools across Scotland; identify current issues and seek ways of addressing them; and encourage the future learning and teaching in schools where Mandarin is not currently being taught.

Through a series of short presentations and discussion, the webinar will focus on the following questions:

  • current issues and challenges being faced by Mandarin;
  • existing successes in supporting and delivering Mandarin; and
  • suggested next steps to address issues and ensure sustainable success continues.

Event details

Date: 4 March 2021
Time:  3:30 to 5:30pm
Venue: GoToWebinar

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Welcome, introduction to event and speakers and opening comments 

3.30 pm – 3.40 pm  Ken Muir (Chief Executive and Registrar), GTC Scotland

Perspectives on the Landscape of Mandarin Learning in Scotland and the Challenges Ahead

3.40 pm – 3.55 pm Alan Huang - University of Strathclyde

3.55 pm – 4.10 pm David Dempster/ Maggie Sproule – George Watson’s College/ Swire

4.10 pm – 4.20 pm Jean Wang – Mandarin Teacher, Hillhead High School

4.20 pm – 4.30 pm James Brodie – China British Business Council

4.30 pm – 5.15 pm Discussion Session Focused on Three Questions - facilitated by Ken Muir

5.15 pm – 5.30 pm Next Steps

If you wish to ask any questions or offer any solutions to the questions posed in advance of the webinar, please complete this form.