Mandarin army gets 1,000 new recruits

12th November 2010 at 00:00

Plans to train 1,000 more Mandarin teachers for secondary schools in England were announced this week to coincide with prime minister David Cameron's high-profile visit to China. Eduation secretary Michael Gove said the joint programme between the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and Hanban (the Confucius Institute Headquarters) will run over the next five years. There are currently around 100 qualified Mandarin teachers in England and 16 per cent of secondary schools offered Chinese language teaching in 2009.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now