[lg policy] Aberdeen primary school announces official launch of Mandarin language hub

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Mon May 7 11:08:36 EDT 2018


Aberdeen primary school announces official launch of Mandarin language hub
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Danestone School launched its Confucius Classroom, which will be a central
location for all Aberdeen-based primary schools teaching the language to
pupils.
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An Aberdeen primary school has announced its new hub for promoting the
teaching of Mandarin.

Danestone School launched its Confucius Classroom, which will be a central
location for all Aberdeen-based primary schools teaching the language to
pupils.

It aims to boost skills in children in line with Scotland’s 1+2 languages
policy, which allows every child the opportunity to learn two languages in
addition to their mother tongue by 2020.

The hub concept promotes joint planning of cultural activities, sharing
ideas and resources to stimulate the learning and teaching of Chinese
language and culture. The launch event included children singing in
Mandarin, and a mixture of Scottish music and dance.

Elaine Page, acting head teacher at Danestone School, said: “This was a
wonderful way to launch our Confucius Hub.

“This event showed that our children are not only enjoying learning
Mandarin but are also immersing themselves in the Chinese culture.”

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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/

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