Consul General Pan Xinchun Attends Chinese Connections Conference
2018/12/08

On 5th December, Chinese Connections Conference was held by Swire Chinese Language Foundation at James Gillepie’s High School. Consul General Pan Xinchun addressed the conference, which was also attended by Head of Swire Chinese Language Center Edinburgh, Pricipal of George Watson’s College, Headteacher of Boroughmuir High School and representatives of teachers and students.

Consul General Pan congratulated Swire and schools on organizing a successful conference, appreciating the effort and progress made by Swire Foundation, George Watson’s College and other partners in promoting Chinese language learning and exchanges between China and Scotland. Consul General used easy-to-understand examples to illustrate two-sided collaborations and friendship, encouraging students to further their Chinese learning. He concluded his speech by presenting gifts to students who answered quick questions correctly so as to stimulate their interest and enthusiasm in learning Chinese.

The Swire Chinese Language Centre Edinburgh (SCLCE) was established in 2016 with the generous support of the Swire Chinese Language Foundation. It enriches the curriculum of schools including George Watson’s College and others by providing high quality Chinese teaching and a range of cultural opportunities. The Mandarin Chinese Education in Scotland developed rapidly, making Scotland's coverage of Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms one of the world's highest. Mandarin has been included in foreign language programs by many local schools with more than 3,4000 students studying it in both primary and secondary schools.

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