Chinese Language and Cultural Programmes

Red chinese dragon in school
Students watch a Chinese Dragon Dance as part of the celebrations for Chinese New Year in their school.

The British Council offers a range of programmes to connect teachers and students with their counterparts in China, and bring an authentic and engaging experience of Chinese language and culture into the classroom.

China Bridge

UK head teachers can apply for a one-week visit to China, for professional development, networking and encouraging the teaching of Mandarin and Chinese culture at your school.

Chinese Language and Culture Summer School

Dip into the world of China this summer and give your students a taste of what the world's new superpower has to offer. Sign-up your students for a week-long, fully-funded summer school. 

Language Assistants

A Language Assistant offers great support for teachers, bringing youth, enthusiasm and up-to-date knowledge of the language into the classroom.

Chinese Language and Culture Resources

A suite of creative teaching resources to bring Chinese language and culture alive in the classroom and assemblies.