Will we inspire you? 

Our Inspiring Chinese course will start the new term from 28th September. We are looking forward to having the lessons for another 10 weeks(every Wednesday)! Welcome new students to join us. This course is open to all levels. 

BBC’s New Programme about Chinese Style Teaching

BBC’s latest TV programme “Are our kids touch enough?” starts tonight on Channel 2. Five Chinese teachers taught a class of 50 British young teens for a month. Quite brave experiment. It would be really interesting to find out the result! You can read more about this progrmmae on BBC’s website.

I also found these are interesting to read:

12 famous Confucius quotes on education and learning

The trouble with stereotypes

In with the lions: Teaching in a foreign classroom


New Programme Chinese Garden《园林》


CCTV (Chinese Central TV) recently showed their new documentary programme Chinese Garden. This series has 8 episodes; presents the beauty of Chinese gardens and explores the deeper relationship between Chinese people and their gardens. The whole programme is a feast for eyes if you like gardens and Chinese culture.

Here are the links to watch on youtube, but it is only in Chinese at the moment–great chance to practice your listening!

Episode 1: Real Wonderland

Episode 2:  Royal Garden in Village

Episode 3: How Far is the Fairyland

Episode 4: Poems on the Land

Episode 5: A Dream of the History

Episode 6: Immortal Trees and Springs

Episode 7: The Distant Home

Episode 8: The Garden on the Other Side of the Walls

Summer Party 2015

The Chinese class had a relaxing and fun summer party in Jeff’s boat this afternoon. Nancy made delicious picnic-style feast, Jeff prepared delightful drinks, and Fred, the cake man, of course brought us sweet treats. We had nice chats in Jeff’s lovely little boat, enjoying the warm sunshine and the sea breeze. We also went to visit Jeff’s neighbour–the swan family we met last year, who had just welcomed their three new family members one week ago!

Next Wednesday will be our last lesson of this term.

Visit our facebook album to view the photos.

Last year’s party photos are here.


In Our Chinese Class

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New Year New Term

Wishing everyone a very happy new year ahead! Are you ready for a party or a big meal on the last day of 2013? Whatever you are doing, enjoy! … We are looking forward to a new and refreshed you in the next year.

Here are the dates for our Spring Term 2014:

Wednesdays 5.00-7.30, 8th January – 19th March 2014. 

Hove College, Brighton and Hove, BN3 3ER

See you there for the first lesson! 



Easter Break Chinese Meal

On Thursday 4th April, students and teaching assistants of Inspiring Chinese course had a great meal in Lucky Star Chinese Restaurant. The food was as satisfying as ever. The students were feeling adventurous and tried a new dish–Fried Hairtail!

Afterwards, we went to Medusa Bar to listen to Andy Schaub‘s performance. Andy is leaving us in 2 weeks, going back to Switzerland. We wish him all the best and hope to listen to his new songs soon–maybe in Chinese?! 🙂


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End of Term Meal on 12/12/12

People from the Inspiring Chinese Course went to Lucky Star Chinese Restaurant for their end of term get together meal on 12/12/12. Although it was a bit sad to say goodbye to Bobo and Yang–they are going back to China for good in January, we all had a wonderful time! Thank you for the cute cakes, Bobo..

Inspiring Chinese Course Summer Term Finished

Inspiring Chinese course summer term finished with a “happy family” dinner party on 10 July. 🙂

Well done everyone! Have a good summer break and see you again on 3 October!