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UESTC Virtual China Summer Exchange Programme

Introduction to Chinese 5 – 9 July 2021 – Online Course This one-week free programme is being offered by the University of Glasgow’s partner institution, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China based in Chengdu, Sichuan. The programme is open to those who either have no experience of Chinese or up to approximately […]


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Graduation Season in China

By Ji Wu It’s that time of year again! Yes, the graduation season. Like most countries in the world the graduation season in China happens in June, although there may be certain post-graduate programs that finish in March or December. For primary school and most middle school students, it’s a time to finish one period […]


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Dragon Boat Festival

Monday 14th June 2021 saw the dragon boat festival being celebrated. In this short video created by our colleague Zhuzhu Chuanming we learn the history behind the festival as well as some of the Chinese phrases connected to it. We hope you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed making it Dragon Boat Festival […]


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Hello, Edinburgh! I’m Back! 哈喽,爱丁堡!我回来了!hā lou, ài dīng bǎo! wǒ huí lái le!

by Chuanming Zhu After eight-months preparation, I have returned to Edinburgh as a qualified Mandarin Teacher. I was previously, for two years, a Volunteer Chinese Teacher at the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication. After joining the SCIBC, my main responsibilities were teaching the HSK Standard Course, Business Chinese, and Chinese Calligraphy. With two […]


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Chinese Networks Valentine’s Day

Romantic Gifts and Culture for 20th May or 520 by Ping Zhang Traditionally in China May is a month that is full of romance, and the 20th of May is the day you can express your love to your parents, partner and even yourself! “520” is actually a homonym for “I love you” in Chinese […]


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2nd Chinese Competition of Charitable Projects & Business Innovations

On April 2021 the 2nd Chinese Competition of Charitable Projects & Business Innovations for UK University Students was held online, there were 16 contestants from 9 universities participating in the competition. Robin Wilson, who is a student from Lincs and the SCIBC at Heriot Watt University, took part in this completion and presented his innovative […]


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May 20th / 520 – “I love you” day

520 is a short form of the day of May 20 and this date is another Valentine’s Day holiday in China. But why is this date Valentine’s Day? It may sound funny but “520” sounds phonetically very close to “I Love You”, or “Wo Ai Ni” in Chinese. We have produced a couple of videos […]


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Advanced Intermediate 2

The course is for students who have completed classes up to Advanced Intermediate in Semester 2. The course starts to work on HSK 4. During the course students are encouraged to reflect and internalise grammatical devices and structures that they have studied and actively use them in conversations and writings. Mode of teaching Online teaching […]


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Chinese Calligraphy 1

Course Description This course will start with a brief introduction to the history and classification of Chinese Calligraphy. The course will then move to Standard Script (楷书 kǎi shū), which is the most practical script used in Chinese Calligraphy. During the course you will learn the basic strokes, the rules for stroke order for writing […]


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