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

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News for Mandarin teachers

The Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry

Those of us who were at Language World earlier this year will remember the inspiring keynote talk by Charlotte Ryland, from the Translation Exchange and the Stephen Spender Trust. She really enthused the audience with the creative teaching possibilities of poetry...

An important message from our Chair of Trustees

Dear Colleagues, In light of the rapidly changing circumstances and advice around Covid-19, the decision has been taken by ALL Management Board to cancel or postpone all events, workshops or seminars up to Easter 2020 (12th April 2020) with immediate effect. We will be in touch whether or not events can be reinstated after Easter nearer […]

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Hong Kong Poet inspires Mandarin beginners

Hong Kong Poet inspires Mandarin beginners

This term, Year 4 pupils at Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich took part in the Southbank Centre’s ‘China Changing Festival’ schools’ poetry project with a workshop from Jennifer Wong, a renowned poet from Hong Kong. After listening to Ms Wong read some of her poems...

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