Deputy Consul General Zhang Limin Attended the Fourth Word Wizard Finals and the Prizegiving Ceremony
On 12 May 2017, Deputy Consul General Zhang Limin was invited to attend the Fourth National Word Wizard Finals and hand out awards at the Prizegiving Ceremony to winners in the final Mandarin competition. The event was also attended by Colin Beattie MSP and Tian Li, Co-Director of Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools (CISS), Fhiona McKay, Director of CISS as well as Lin Fan, Executive Director of CISS.
Category of the word wizard competition in this year includes Mandarin, French, German, Spanish and Gaelic. Among the winners of about 50 students, 10 winners from 8 Scottish high schools were qualified for the final Mandarin competition.
At present, 5 Confucius Institutes and 22 Confucius Classroom Hubs have been established in Scotland with another 12 Hubs to be established in the future. Scotland enjoys the highest coverage rate of Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classroom Hubs in the world. Around 28 thousand students from primary and secondary schools learn Chinese language and culture at more than 300 Scottish schools. Chinese teaching in Scotland has grown rapidly with more and more students taking part in Mandarin competition and performance in Chinese language improving every year.
CONSULATE-GENERAL OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN EDINBURGH 2009 Copyright