We are excited to announce that Merchiston's GTCS registered teacher of Mandarin, Jenny Chang, will teach a six-week block of Mandarin classes suitable for all Scottish secondary pupils. Starting on 4 May, Jenny's classes will be delivered through Scotland's National Centre for Languages (SCILT) / Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools (CISS) national timetabled, live-stream language class programme. Their partnership with e-Sgoil aims to support youngsters of all ages throughout the period of school closures.
"Due to the national school closures, SCILT/CISS approached me earlier this month and asked if I could contribute to their national timetabled, live-streamed classes aimed at supporting youngsters who are about to enter new senior phase classes. With the Headmaster's support, I'm delighted to be able to contribute to this fantastic initiative and support language learners in other Scottish schools. Being part of this national project will allow me to share the sessions and materials with the language learners in our community." Jenny Chang, Teacher of Mandarin
"Complementing what will be offered by their own schools and classroom teachers, these courses will give young people the best possible start to their new language courses under the present circumstances. Courses are offered for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Mandarin as well as French, Spanish, German, Italian and Gaelic.
It is equally important that we create opportunities for language learning throughout all stages of the school curriculum. We have, therefore, developed a range of classes in a variety of languages that will appeal to learners at all ages and stages of the curriculum. Interactive, culturally rich and suitable for family learning, youngsters can explore new languages and cultures that might not be otherwise available to them. "Fhiona Mackay, Director of CISS
Details of the timetable and how to register are available here. All of the interactive, real-time classes are all led by experienced language educators on a secure platform.
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