Programmes

We would love to come to your school to deliver one or more of our training programmes. We encourage a positive growth mindset through our ‘China Habits of Mind’ promoting global citizenship, curiosity, problem-solving, resilience and collaboration.

Would you like curriculum support in the following areas?

  • Economic development & social change
  • Environment & climate change
  • Business, brands & innovation
  • Mandarin language
  • Changes in society and young people today

“Engage with China really served to build cultural capital amongst our pupils and added value across multiple subject areas. In addition, the role-play really pushed them out of their comfort zone to understand that many life scenarios involve negotiation.”

HEAD OF Y12, ST MICHAEL’S HIGH SCHOOL, LIVERPOOL

Our Primary School Programme helps to foster a global mindset by engaging pupils with Chinese culture through story and song. Each programme is tailored to the needs of your pupils.

Our Secondary School Programme helps pupils to build negotiation techniques, an appreciation for global citizenship, a chance to learn Mandarin through role-play and write using characters in Chinese literature. They will learn entrepreneurship, Chinese-style.

Our Train the Trainer programme enables 6th form students to teach some materials in primary schools and/or as part of a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Engage

“Engage with China really served to build cultural capital amongst our pupils and added value across multiple subject areas. In addition, the role-play really pushed them out of their comfort zone to understand that many life scenarios involve negotiation.”

– HEAD OF Y12, ST MICHAEL’S HIGH SCHOOL, LIVERPOOL

We take pupils on a metaphorical journey

Pupils will discover China’s age-long engagement with the rest of the world. As they encounter the history of the Silk Road and look ahead to the future along the new ‘Belt and Road,’ pupils will gain an understanding relating to China’s global impact and be given relevant skills empowering them to engage and perhaps trade with China in the future.

Pupils’ self-reflection and well-being is fostered through the perspective of Chinese culture and philosophy. This will help to build resilience and confidence ensuring their capability to flourish and become effective bi-lateral connectors and communicators.

Climate Change

China’s actions abroad will also have an important impact on future global greenhouse gas emissions, and China is financing and building both fossil-fuel and renewables infrastructure worldwide.

Society and Youth

Citing statistics from the Education International Cooperation Group, an overseas study consultancy operating in China, the report said four countries-Canada, the US, Australia and the United Kingdom-attracted 90 percent of all Chinese high school students who went overseas in the past seven years.

Innovation

Over and over again in its long history, China has turned into a global innovation leader. The compass, gunpowder, printing, papermaking and even pasta were first invented in Ancient China, hundreds or thousands of years before other parts of the world adopted these innovations.

Language

The official dialect of China is Mandarin, also call “Putonghua”. More than 70% of the Chinese population speaks Mandarin, but there are also several other major dialects in use in China: Yue (Cantonese), Xiang (Hunanese), Min dialect, Gan dialect, Wu dialect, and Kejia or Hakka dialect.

Interaction with the World

The rapidly changing role of China – once an isolated pariah state, now a G-20 member and an emerging superpower in Asia and beyond – is one of the factors to be considered in any conceptualization of the current state of global affairs. 

Wellbeing

China performs in the upper third of Index countries in health and gender equality, ranking it well above Brazil, Russia and India. The health and gender scores are largely attributed to low adolescent fertility and female youth marriage rates.

The programmes have been designed by Chopsticks Club Ltd, the UK’s most innovative China-UK organisation, building cultural intelligence from the classroom to the boardroom since 1993 and recognised by the President of China, Xi Jinping, for its major role in building bi-lateral relations.

– Engage with China

Published by H-J Colston

H-J is Joint CEO of Chopsticks Club and a regular speaker on China. Through training and events, she has been building cultural literacy about China from the boardroom to the classroom since 1993. She designed and delivered a “Doing Business in China” course at Pearson Business School. She was invited to meet President Xi Jinping during his state visit to the UK in 2015 in recognition of her work in building China-UK relations. She has a degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Durham. Find out more at www.chopsticksclub.com and www.engagewithchina.org

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