Mandarin

About us

Faculty Staff

  • Mrs A. Murray – Principal Teacher
  • Mr K. Webster
  • Mrs M. Downie
  • Mrs D. Gray
  • Mrs K. Staudt
  • Ms L. Martin
  • Mr K. Mackenzie

The North East Confucius Classroom is situated in Hazlehead Academy with the aim of establishing a Centre of Excellence for the teaching and learning of Mandarin Chinese and the promotion of a greater understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture. The Confucius Classroom serves all pupils of Aberdeen City Schools. Courses at all levels, from beginner to Advanced Higher are offered through the City Campus travel afternoons.

Courses Available:

  • Mandarin N4
  • Mandarin N5
  • Mandarin Higher
  • Mandarin Advanced Higher

Links to further education and employment

Modern Foreign Languages can be studied at most Higher Education establishments either as a discrete subject or as an ancillary option. The study of a Modern Foreign Language has been proven to enhance employability in all job sectors. A qualification in a Modern Foreign Language is proof of communication and presentation skills. Information on specific courses in this country and in Europe can be obtained from the department.

Extra Curricular

There are several extra curricular opportunities for students of Mandarin, including:

  • The annual British Council/HSBC speaking competition at Newcastle University (with the chance of winning the grand prize of a free trip to China)
  • The opportunity to work with local primary schools in teaching about Chinese language and culture

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