Mandarin - Year 7 - Independent or State School

(27 Posts)
ukdaole Mon 30-Sep-13 13:59:00

I am looking for schools which offer Mandarin from Year 7 onwards. Preferably within a 20 mile radius of London. Please let me know if you know of any programs. Thanks

finefatmama Sat 05-Oct-13 00:14:41

I hear it's compulsory at Kingsford Community School in Newham and the top gcse students get a full boarding scholarship to Brighton College

LuluB23 Thu 31-Oct-13 11:29:54

My son's school offered Mandarin as part of the curriculum, but dropped it because many parents felt it was more important to schedule more French and Latin lessons ('teaching to the exams'). Vicious circle for the schools and parents. Luckily, we found an excellent Chinese tutor -- our son really enjoys the lessons and has a great rapport with the teacher, so he is making excellent progress in speaking and writing Mandarin! I highly recommend Hsin Yi Huang at www.letstalkmandarin.com. She's amazing!

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