Lois Carmichael at British Council Mandarin speaking competitionFollow Louis Carmichael as he participated – aged just 17 – in the British Council’s Mandarin speaking competition. We are delighted that Louis will be at the Bucks Skills Show on both Thursday and Saturday, and will share his experiences of learning Mandarin at school, and of spending time in China, teaching at kindergarten, primary and secondary levels. Link to Guardian video “Behind the scenes at Britain’s Mandarin Speaking Competition”.


5 great reasons to learn Chinese by British Association of Chinese Studies“Five Great Reasons to Learn Chinese” – an inspiring leaflet by BACS, The British Association of Chinese Studies. Read about the man who started off as a translator in the oil and gas industry, and ended up working for Manchester City and Inter Milan!