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Welcome to Durham Chinese School

杜伦中文学校欢迎您

Learn a new language, inspire a new thought and open a new world

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Located in the heart of historic Durham city, Durham Chinese School is one of the most successful supplementary schools in the UK with outstanding successes in educating children in Chinese language and culture and achieving outstanding results in nationally recognised examinations. The School currently not only offers a full-range of Chinese language classes including GCSE course in order to meet different levels’ students’ needs, but also runs various interest class, such as Chinese calligraphy, dance studio.

The School also acts as a cultural and social hub for Chinese and China related community activities in the northeast of England including County Durham, Sunderland and Darlington. In May 2018, our school was honoured the Chinese Education Contribution Award by the Chinese Consulate in Manchester and this makes our school is becoming the centre and the link between Durham and the surrounding Chinese communities.

As the demand for Chinese language education (e.g. YCT & HSK), and knowledge of Chinese culture grows in the UK, Durham Chinese School is fully ready to take on the challenge and is best placed to meet that demand. We welcome children from all School ages who are interested in learning Chinese language and in experiencing Chinese culture to the School. We also welcome anyone who is interested in learning about China and Chinese culture to join Durham Chinese School community. We look forward to hearing from you!

千里之行,始于足下

杜伦中文学校位于历史悠久、景色秀丽的英伦小镇。学校自1998年建校以来,在杜伦及周边地区,为中国普通话教学及中国文化传播做出了突出的贡献。学校不仅开设包括GCSE在内的各类中文课程以满足各个年龄阶层学生的需求,与此同时,学校还开设了多种具有中国文化特色的兴趣班,如书法班、舞蹈班等。为丰富学校师生业余生活,促进与家长间的沟通,提高中文学校的凝聚力,学校经常组织并开展丰富多彩的课余活动,例如组织参观英国保护遗址的郊游活动、组织年度运动会及春节联欢会等。除此之外,学校与其他华人社团保持长期密切合作并多次共同举办各式各样的中国文化活动。

目前杜伦中文学校已与诸多当地的主流学校建立了紧密的合作伙伴关系,并取得了杜伦当地政府和杜伦大学的大力支持,还收到热心中文教育的华人华侨社团的各种资助。今年5月本校更被中国曼城总领事馆授予中文教育贡献奖,影响持续扩大,现在她已成为英格兰东北地区包括杜伦郡、桑德兰和达林顿以及周边华人社区的中枢和纽带。

随着中国的日益发展,英国各界学习中文及参加YCT、HSK等汉语水平考试,了解中国传统文化的需求日渐增长,杜伦中文学校将秉承传统,竭诚为社会提供优质的中文教学和中国文化教育,满足社会需求。我们热诚欢迎所有对学习中文和了解中国文化有兴趣的学龄青少年儿童加入我们的行列!

'The Chinese Education Contribution Award' honoured by Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Manchester

Our school summer term started on 9th September. Click the link to find more: Year 2018-2019 Autumn Term Timetable.

中文学校秋季班将于9月9日开学,具体时间表请查看 2018-2019年学年秋季学期时间表

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Car parking is only permitted on Elvet Hill Road Car Park and Mill Hill Lane Car Park (by Durham Business School) as showing on the following map.

学校只允许把车停在Elvet Hill Road 停车场 以及 Mill Hill Lane 停车场 (杜伦大学商业学校所有),如下图所示:

Chinese Teacher Recruitment

Durham Chinese School is one of the most successful supplementary schools in the UK with outstanding successes in educating children in Chinese language and culture and achieving outstanding results in nationally recognised examinations. We are looking to recruit one enthusiastic Mandarin Chinese teacher for classes with children aged between 5-9, 9-11 from 14:00-16:00, and a Post-GCSE class from 13:00-16:00 on Sunday afternoons at our Chinese school located in Durham University.

It is essential that a successful candidate should have:

  • Fluency in Standard Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua)
  • Experience of teaching Mandarin Chinese
  • Enthusiasm and creativity in working with school age children
  • Skills in motivating children to learn and maintaining classroom
  • Educated to a degree level
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Methodical and team working skills
  • Potential for longer term commitment, such as more than two years commitment
  • It is desirable that a candidate has:

  • Teaching qualification
  • Experience of teaching in schools
  • Ability to teach other culture related skills (e.g. musical instruments, dance, Chinese art, Kongfu, etc.)
  • The closing date for application is at midnight on 30th June 2018. If your application is successful you will be asked to attend an interview on 1st July 2018, which includes a short teaching demonstration. Please send your CV and a covering letter to Mr Liu (Deputy Chair).

    关于我们

    Our school is organised and governed by volunteers in Chinese community to provide Mandarin education, promote Chinese culture for racial harmony, equality and diversity, in the city and county Durham and beyond.

    杜伦中文学校由志愿者组织和管理,并致力于中文语言教学, 中国东方文化宣传和创建多元文化社会。

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  • Curriculum Plan 课程计划
  • Term Dates 学期安排
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  • School Policies 学校规章
  • School Aims 学校目标
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    Term Opening Time/学校时间:
    Sunday 1pm - 4pm

    School Venue/学校位置:
    Elvet Hill House
    Elvet Hill Road
    Durham University
    DH1 3TH