Llandovery College
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Courses offered:

Preparatory school: Chinese culture and traditional handicrafts

Year 7: Introduction to Mandarin

Year 8: Useful conversations and dialogues in Mandarin

Year 9: Preparation for Chinese GCSE

Year 10-11: Chinese GCSE / IGCSE course

Year 12: Chinese GCE

Our ethos:

In Mandarin class, you will learn:

  • One of the most spoken languages — Mandarin
  • Chinese fascinating history and culture
  • Chinese folk arts: calligraphy, paper cutting, etc.
  • Another way of thinking which enhances the ability of critical thinking

If you take Chinese GCSE course:

  • You will be able to share your interests, ideas and opinions with other people who speak Chinese.
  • You will add an international dimension to your choice of GCSE subjects, which is something many employers and higher education providers look for.

Useful websites:

Online Confucius Institute: http://college.chinese.cn/en/

Confucius Institute in the University of Wales Trinity Saint David:  http://www.trinitysaintdavid.ac.uk/en/confuciusinstitute/

Chinese Lesson for beginners: http://media.eblcu.com/demo/F001/view/index.html

Free Mandarin Video Lessons “Grow up with Chinese”:  http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/growingwithchinese/index.shtml