• Symposium on International Chinese Teaching in a New Era

    Posted on 24 May 2021 in CLTalk, Conferences and Events

    “Symposium on International Chinese Teaching in a New Era: Innovation and Quality” held online   On 15 May, the “Symposium on International Chinese Teaching in a New Era: Innovation and Quality symposium was successfully held online, which was co-organised by the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University (C.I.O.B.U.), Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (F.L.T.R.P.),and…

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    Posted on 11 Aug 2020 in Resources, CLTalk, Teachers News

    Boost your on-line teaching by using our Discover China Textbooks which are now all available electronically and are FREE to use for three months.   All you need to do is: download the e-reader by going to: and then apply for a unique code/s to gain access to your chosen textbook/s by emailing:  

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    Posted on 27 May 2020 in CLTalk

      Just because Universities, Schools, Colleges have closed their classroom doors, the demand for teaching and learning hasn’t stopped and so teachers across the world within every discipline have been forced to look at alternative ways of teaching and for many teachers and students, this has been challenging. For these reasons Macmillan Education and The…

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  • A Double Celebration at Kings College London

    Posted on 19 Feb 2020 in CLTalk

    Over 40 students participated in the Nanyang Technical University project came to Language Resource Centre at 5 pm, Wednesday, 29th January, to take part in the celebration for the end of the project, as well as that for the Chinese New Year. The N.T.U. project produced a publication platform for digital resources related to Chinese…

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  • Celebrating Chinese New Year in Manchester

    Posted on 13 Feb 2020 in CLTalk

    This year we have had our busiest Chinese New Year yet! Our Confucius Institute has been providing a whole host of workshops, performances and activities for the Greater Manchester area. We began with cultural workshops, which are always popular for schools and businesses to celebrate. Over the past few years we have grown to provide…

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  • Teacher Training at the University of Manchester

    Posted on 13 Dec 2019 in CLTalk, Conferences and Events, Workshops

    Our Teacher Training Workshop on the 30th November was a terrific success.  Macmillan Education and the Confucius Institute co-hosted the event at University Place at the University of Manchester.  It was a perfect venue, located in the heart of the University and it comfortably accommodated over 100 delegates which were made up of primary, secondary…

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    Posted on 06 Nov 2019 in CLTalk

    At the beginning of June 2019, my manager at Macmillan Education (where I work as Senior Project Lead for customized language learning products) sent around a flyer on behalf of the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University. It advertised a Young Professional’s Trip to China, with the promise of an exciting opportunity for early career…

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  • A Summer Language Programme and More in China

    Posted on 30 Sep 2019 in CLTalk

    preparing for the programme   “Let’s set up a Wechat group”, Dr Sheng Shuangxia, our Chinese Director, suggested upon meeting this year’s participants of the Summer Intensive Language Programme in China. This was during their induction back in June, preparing them for the exciting trip they were about to embark on. From 7-20 July, 13…

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