Department Vision

The Mandarin Department at Beths offers growing numbers of students a first-rate opportunity to gain a valuable set on language skills for the future.  Chinese (we teach Mandarin) is offered in all year groups from 7-13, with an emphasis on maximising opportunities for cultural experiences, as well as high academic expectations in teh core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.  As well as both native and non-native speaking teaching staff, students also benefit from highly-qualified visiting teachers from China every year.  Our subject staff aim to nurture linguists with exceptional language skills, cultural knowledge and communicative ability. 

Following the Mandarin Excellence Programme two week visit to China during the Summer Term 2019, the press release regarding this event is available by clicking on the link below.  If you would like to view some of the photos from the trip, please click on this link: