Coronavirus detection and prevention

At The Princess of Wales hospital. NHS staff have been sent this: This is the advice given to hospital staff. It explains the virus and hopefully, how to prevent getting it. Please share with family, friends and work colleagues. Virus Detection:The simplest way to distinguish Coronavirus from a Common Cold is that the COVID-19 infectionContinue reading “Coronavirus detection and prevention”

Online Chinese courses

Dear parents, students and friends, Following on from today’s news on school closure from next Monday 23rd, we write to confirm that all our lessons will be offered on Zoom from Monday 23rd. How do the online courses work? Zoom offers practical and interactive features including chat, video and whiteboard, screen and document share. AllContinue reading “Online Chinese courses”

Online courses in anticipation of school closure

Dear parents, students and friends, Like all of you, we continue to closely monitor the concerning situation regarding COVID-19, the impact of which is already being felt and which is expected to cause widespread disruption to our daily lives in the coming period.  While there has at the time of writing been no official announcementContinue reading “Online courses in anticipation of school closure”

Immersion Programme – a platform for bilingualism

According to trusted research that children’s linguistic capacity peaks at the age of 6 and declines as they grow older. It is with this in mind that we – teachers and language enthusiasts have put together a programme which allows children in Jersey to learn Chinese from a young age in an immersive classroom environment in theContinue reading “Immersion Programme – a platform for bilingualism”

ThinkChinese Statement on Coronavirus

You will all no doubt be aware of the global coronavirus epidemic. In response to questions raised by a number of concerned parents, we write here to offer reassurances about the steps we are taking to provide awareness of any preventative measures recommended by Jersey and UK authorities to combat the spread of the virus. Continue reading “ThinkChinese Statement on Coronavirus”

Interview with a star student – Alys Williamson

September is a month filled with academic harvest for ThinkChinese. All students sitting HSK Levels 1-3 in July passed with excellent scores. Two candidates from Level 2 obtained full marks, which is the first time in ThinkChinese’s history.  Among all the achievements, one stands out for her remarkable results having only learned with us forContinue reading “Interview with a star student – Alys Williamson”

The Sino-British Relations in the 19th century & Hong Kong and Taiwan Nowadays 

This September, we bring you our first workshop on Chinese history. Led by Dr Cheng Jin (Kim) from Durham University, the workshop will focus on the Sino-British Relations in the 19th century, followed by a brief history of one of the British colonies – Hong Kong. It will further compare Hong Kong with Taiwan –Continue reading “The Sino-British Relations in the 19th century & Hong Kong and Taiwan Nowadays ”

THE Mid-Autumn Festival – 中秋节

The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节), along with the Chinese Spring Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival, are the three most important festivals in the Chinese culture. The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month (usually in mid-September, or early October of the Gregorian calendar), at which time it is believedContinue reading “THE Mid-Autumn Festival – 中秋节”

The language that leads to a world of opportunities

To reflect on the definition of “modern languages” 10 years ago alongside that of today creates an interesting juxtaposition. Back then, Modern Language departments in UK schools mainly had European languages on offer; nowadays, schools compete to introduce Chinese to their students to enable them to connect with a wider world, a dynamic culture andContinue reading “The language that leads to a world of opportunities”