In May this year, Ethan participated in the ‘Chinese Bridge’ Mandarin Speaking Competition organised by The British Council. During the competition, he introduced his family members, personal hobbies and future plans to visit China to the judges, all in Chinese. His excellent performance won the appreciation of the judges.
Nell and Ethan both sat the HSK1 test in June and passed with flying colours! The HSK is an international standardised test of Chinese language proficiency that assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. Ethan also completed another WJEC Language Pathways qualification in Spoken Mandarin. He has already completed and passed the Entry 3 Level and chose to challenge himself this time at Level 1. He will find out his results this summer.
Chinese Lunch clubs were held twice a week to give all students the opportunity to take part in sessions that included art, paper-cutting, film, language, food and games. All classes and clubs were led by Zigeng He, a Chinese teacher from the Confucius Institute in Cardiff. Miss Nia Williams, Confucius classroom Coordinator said, “I am also very grateful to Mr. He for providing challenging yet fun lessons and also for his continuous support for our students throughout the year”.
Ysgol Aberconwy’s Confucius classroom is looking forward to welcoming back its current students for another year of Mandarin and also hopes to greet a new cohort of students who wish to benefit from its programmes and learn about the Chinese language and culture.