Swire Chinese Language Centre
The Swire Chinese Language Centre at Jordanhill School opened in August 2016. It is led by Ms Yuwen Fortune, Principal Teacher of Mandarin who also coordinates the work of our Confucius Classroom.
In its first year the Centre is teaching Mandarin to pupils from P5 to S1 and offering taster experiences to S5-S6 and to staff. Over the coming sessions the teaching of Mandarin will roll out from S2 wth National Qualifications being offered in S4-S6.
From 2017-18 the Centre intends to offer Mandarin as an option to S2 pupils in St. Thomas Aquinas and Knightswood Secondary schools with the opportunity for them also to progress to National Qualifications. Pupils wishing to study Higher or Advanced Higher will attend classes at Jordanhill.
Developing an understanding of Chinese culture is another key feature of the Centre's work. A wide variety of activities and events support this.
- In July 2017 a group of 10 pupils and a teacher will participate in the summer immersion course in Tianjin.
- Three of our pupils will commence year long scholarships at the International University in Tianjin in September 2017.
- In October 2017 a group of 26 pupils and 4 staff go on a 14 day trip to Tianjin and Beijing.
Summer Immersion Course 2016 (Journal page 3 October 2016)
Chinese Language Centre (Journal page 6 March 2016)