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 aims of the Centre and the Confucius Classroom are mutually supportive.

The Centre teaches Mandarin to all pupils in Jordanhill from P5 to S1 and offers taster experiences to S5-S6 and to staff. Mandarin is an option in S2 with National Qualifications being offered from 2018-19 onwards. Taster experiences are likewise offered in St. Thomas Aquinas and Knightswood Secondary schools with the opportunity for pupils to take Mandarin as an option in S2 and to progress thereafter 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 take place with much of this supported by the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools (CISS).

  • In July 2017 a group of 10 pupils and a teacher participated in the summer immersion course in Tianjin.  (CISS)
  • Three of our pupils commenced year long scholarships at the International University in Tianjin in September 2017.  Two more have been selected for 2018-19. (Hanban)
  • In October 2017 a group of 26 pupils and 4 staff participated in a 14 day trip to Tianjin and Beijing.  (CISS)