Ni hao to Mandarin lessons
24 Sep 2015 12:19
With the recent announcement by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer that £10m has been allocated to recruit and train teachers to teach Mandarin to GCSE level, there has never been a better time to consider a school trip to China.
In a speech to the Shanghai Stock Exchange the Chancellor suggested 5,000 more pupils will learn the language across the UK by 2020.
"In Britain, there is a hunger to learn more and understand more about this great civilisation," he told an audience of Chinese financiers.
"I see it at home in Downing Street every night as my 12-year-old daughter does her Mandarin homework."
With its rich and diverse culture, ancient history and awe-inspiring scenery, China offers a unique educational experience. As China becomes more important to the global economy there has never been a more exciting time to visit this incredible country.
Our escorted school tours to China include full-board accommodation, entrance fees, a national guide to accompany you throughout and experienced local guides in each city. Other tour variations are available, such as our Mandarin Magic option. Please telephone 01273 827 327 for more details - or drop us a line and we'll call you!