Chinese Immersion Course Launch 2010

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Once again, the Scottish Government in association with the Chinese Hanban (the office of Chinese Language Council International) have launched yet another Chinese immersion course for the summer of 2010.

Five pupils along with one member of staff from East Dunbartonshire will be representing our Confucius Hub on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Three pupils from St. Ninian’s have been chosen and will be accompanied by two others from Douglas Academy. Brie Friel, Jonathan Peters and Josh Hunter will be representing our school with Modern Languages teacher Ms. S McCahill. All the pupils are very excited and cannot wait to take part in this experience.

The immersion course will run from the 13th of July to the 3rd of August 2010. Learning and Teaching Scotland are working closely with the British Council to arrange a programme of 30 hours of intensive Chinese language tuition together with a range of relevant cultural activities for the stay in China.

A pupil from last year’s immersion course said: “This opportunity is absolutely brilliant, but the course is extremely demanding, both mentally and physically, yet it is definitely worth it. There is no reason why anyone would not enjoy this trip. It’s an experience that they will never forget.”

Brie, Jonathan, Josh and Ms. McCahill, will now undertake 10 hours of Chinese language lessons with our school Mandarin teacher, Miss. Fang to ensure they know the basics prior to their trip.

Article prepared by

Mark O’Neill