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.

The Centre teaches Mandarin to all pupils in Jordanhill from P5 to S1 and as an option in S2.  Mandarin is also taught to all pupils from P5 to P7 in neighbouring Broomhill Primary. National Qualifications are offered from S3 onwards. Taster experiences are offered to S5-S6 and to staff.

An introduction to Mandarin is offered to pupils in St. Thomas Aquinas with the opportunity to progress thereafter to National Qualifications in S3.


Developing an understanding of Chinese culture is another key feature of the Centre’s work. A wide variety of activities and events take place with much of this supported by the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools (CISS).

  • In July 2019 a group of 10 pupils and a teacher participated in the summer immersion course in Tianjin. Similar programmes took place in 2017 and 2016. (CISS)
  • To date five of our pupils have won year long scholarships at the International University in Tianjin. (Hanban
  • In October 2017 a group of 26 pupils and 4 staff participated in a 14 day trip to Tianjin and Beijing.  (CISS)