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Our Language Networks operate remotely and virtually (but still actively) to promote the interests of teachers of a particular language. They could be planning a one-off event, such as a seminar, Teachmeet or Language Day; setting up a competition for learners of their language; working with an ALL Branch, Network or Primary Hub to put on a shared event, keeping teachers updated on developments in their language or anything that teachers of the language or their learners would benefit from. Whatever needs doing! But whatever does need doing relies on enthusiasts to champion it and take it forward.

If you would like to be involved, please contact us for more information.

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What we offer to everyone:


Find resources, advice and guidance on teaching Mandarin for language teachers, language coordinators and head teachers.


Check out our Pinterest pages on Mandarin and Chinese Festivals.


Explore our range of national and international projects for teachers.

Email forum

SSAT (now SSAT (The Schools Network) Confucius Institute) and ALL run a dedicated email forum for teachers of Mandarin, for support, updates and information about events.


Discover challenges and competitions for your Mandarin learners

Information & useful links:

Primary forum

Click here for more information about the Mandarin Chinese for primary schools email forum.

Confucius Institute

Non-profit public institutions aligned with the Government of the People’s Republic of China which aim to promote Chinese language and culture.

Upcoming events for Mandarin teachers

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Getting involved

ALL supports and represents different groups of language teachers in the UK, with the help of volunteers around the country.


Find out about training and CPD events for Mandarin teachers

Join ALL

Join the Association for Language Learning, and find out more about your professional community

News for Mandarin teachers

Language skills are ‘more vital than ever’

Language skills are ‘more vital than ever’ if the UK is to remain ‘outward looking’ and ‘open for business’ in the run up to Brexit, new British Council research has revealed. In a survey of over 2,000 UK adults, the majority saw the ability to speak foreign languages...

Visit China with Chinese Bridge for UK schools

Are you interested in encouraging the teaching and learning of Mandarin in your school? Chinese Bridge is offering an exciting opportunity for school leaders, heads of languages, and local authorities. If you want to invest in your own professional development, link...

Update on lesser taught languages

GCSE & A Level qualifications in lesser taught languages to continue Following the reform of GCSE and A level qualifications, the exam boards announced in March 2015 that they would not be continuing to offer GCSE and A level qualifications in a number of smaller,...