Internationalism: Mandarin Excellence Programme
Following the successful Parent Information Evening last month we are posting a copy of the powerpoint presentation and the two assignments which can now be downloaded for the Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP)
Stantonbury International School is one of a small minority in the country to be successful in bidding with the University College London to deliver the Department for Education’s Mandarin Excellence Programme.
This is an intensive immersion course in Mandarin Chinese and those students selected to participate in the programme will be part of a privileged minority who will have access to the best teaching and enrichment opportunities over the next five years.
What is the Mandarin Excellence Programme?
The Mandarin Excellence Programme is an intensive language programme, funded by the Department for Education, which will see at least 5,000 school pupils in England on track to fluency in Mandarin Chinese by 2020.
Stantonbury International School will be at the forefront of delivering the programme – with support from the UCL Institute of Education and the British Council.
Students on the programme will study eight hours of Mandarin Chinese every week – including four hours of classroom taught lessons – with selected groups of pupils beginning from Year 7.
MEP images courtesy of Philip Meech Photography