Courses for trainees… who already speak Mandarin

SheautianThese courses are suitable for:
teacher trainees
proficient/native Mandarin speakers

(Not you? Return to main Teacher Training page.)

Courses for trainees… who already speak Mandarin:

We are currently planning more great training courses and events for 2015/16. All courses are subject to demand. Register your interest today! (Form below)

Please note that as a trainee Mandarin speaking teacher, you are welcome to apply for appropriate other courses for qualified Mandarin teachers, although priority will be given to teachers currently teaching.

14th Annual Chinese teaching conference
— The UK’s largest gathering of Mandarin school teaching professionals: Keynotes, professional development workshops, student performances, an exhibition of teaching materials, networking, and more… Read more.

Skills Short Course for PGCE students
— A two-day face-to-face training event in Mandarin-specific pedagogy for Mandarin speaking MFL PGCE students


All courses are heavily subsidised; the majority will be free (Annual Conference not included). A refundable deposit may apply (approx. £40). Bursaries are available.

N.B. In the event of courses becoming overbooked, priority for places will be given to teachers in mainstream schools. 

(Looking for a course that leads to Qualified Teacher Status? Read about the UCL Institute of Education PGCE Mandarin course.)

Register your interest today!

Please submit this form to receive further course information when it becomes available. For more general enquiries please contact us at

Courses I am interested in… (please tick) (see descriptions above)