Chinese teacher programme
‘We are experts at providing Chinese Language and Culture Programmes for Schools. We make sure that all schools – no matter where they are located – have the opportunity to be inspired by Chinese culture across a range of experiences.’
At St Matthew Academy we offer a range of enrichment opportunities for our more able pupils using external organisations.
Pupils in year 7 are offered Mandarin lessons which run weekly during Wednesday morning tutor time; the lessons are taught by a Chinese teacher online and allows the pupils to speak and write Mandarin as well as learning about Chinese life and culture. This has been such a valuable insight into Chinese culture and language for our pupils. Bess in Year 8 was overjoyed at this opportunity;
‘I found the Mandarin lessons very enjoyable, and I am very happy to have had the opportunity to learn Mandarin. I liked that we could be taught by someone whose first language was Mandarin, and that I learnt about the culture of China as well as the language.’
These lessons are facilitated by MEG Languages and further details can be found on their website: https://meglanguages.com/