Weʼre raising £1,755 to help students to learn mandarin via live lessons from Beijing to help increase economic & cultural links with China.
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I am taking a group of students from the London area to visit China in February 2019 as part of their A' Level studies to enhance their understanding of Chinese history and culture. I am hoping that this trip will inspire these students to learn more about China and, in particular, that it would inspire some of them to take their learning further and study mandarin at University, with a future employer or as part of an under-graduate apprenticeship scheme. We have had a live-link demonstration mandarin lesson with a Chinese teacher from Beijing which my students thoroughly enjoyed. It was a truly great moment seeing my students interact with a Chinese teacher live from Beijing and, after only a few minutes, they were actively speaking and writing mandarin! However, in order to continue with these lessons, live from Beijing from September 2018 to June 2019 I need to raise funds to pay for these lessons. My educational philosophy is focussed on giving opportunities to young people from all backgrounds and abilities to enable them to contribute positively in their communities & the wider world. Providing my students with lessons in mandarin will help them engage more meaningfully with Chinese culture when they visit Beijing, but, most importantly it will inspire them to continue learning mandarin and use this language in their communities and the global workplace. I am excited and enthused to see how these lessons in mandarin will positively impact the lives and future careers of my students as the UK seeks closer cultural and economic links with China. Your financial support will help towards providing mandarin lessons for students in the London area, but I believe your financial support will also open up opportunities for these students that will bring rewards locally and internationally well into the 21st century. Thank you for your support in providing an opportunity for students to achieve great things.
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