In 2001, Beijing Mandarin started to handle the Chinese language intercultural projects by working with CESS (China Education Services, BM’s affiliated company based in Beijing, China).
The first project is: entrusted and endorsed by the Children Centre of China and the National CCTV Channel 1, Beijing Mandarin responses to choose an excellent children program in Hong Kong SAR to participate the TV show for celebrating the Children Festival on 1 June 2001 in front of President Hu Jintao and Madam Wu Yi, in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China.
Four talented children were chosen from the Lingnan Primary School and performed the show “Happy Start” in front of the National Leader Mr. Hu Jintao, Ms. Wu Yi, and among 4000 other guests from all over China. The show was broadcasted by the national CCTV Channel 1 worldwide on the day.
Since then after, BM working with the CESS closely has been organized the immersion programs, Chinese families home-stay, and language camps in cities Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an, and Shenzhen in China. Please contact us for more information about the CESS program.
In summer 2002, invited by Hong Kong International School (HKIS 香港国际学校), BM organized the Chinese programs for its summer camp 2002.
After the summer, BM participated in its afterschool Mandarin program in the school year 2002-2004. BM gained invaluable experience in teaching non-native Chinese speaking children and received a great reputation from peers, students, and parents. At the end of the programs, it was a great pleasure that BM receives the complimentary letter issued by the headmaster Dr. William B. Wehrenberg.
During 2003-2005, invited by Hong Kong Victoria Educational Organization (香港维多利亚教育机构) BM organized and conducted the School Mandarin Program for its 8 kindergartens across Hong Kong Island.
2004-2005, invited by the Diocesan Girls’ School (Hong Kong) 香港拔萃女书院 the BM organized it’s after School Mandarin Program in its campus.
In 2005, invited by the American International School (Hong Kong) 香港美国国际学校, our headteacher Laura Wang demonstrated classes successfully for its P4-6 students more than 200 students and its’ Chinese teacher team.
Took over two years more, Beijing Mandarin has completed the publication and distribution of this very full set of non-native language textbooks aimed at early childhood teaching “My Fun Chinese”. This is a complete series of PreK-G5 children’s Chinese course materials. It covers 32 themes of “I Can Speak” textbooks and flashcards the Vocabulary 1-2-3 which are specially used to cultivate the Chinese listening and speaking skills for young learners; its “I Can Read”, “I Can Write” and the Character1-2-3, specially used to cultivate young learners Chinese reading and writing skills.
The My Fun Chinese has been compiled our frontier teaching experience over the last 20 years, and all content comes from the frontier teaching team of Beijing Mandarin. Each of its sub-series of listening, speaking, reading and writing has its own specializations, as well as mutual coherence and support, making it a set of textbooks that can be used as elementary Chinese courses for regular schools and is also very suitable for Chinese courses taught by overseas families. The “Spoken Words and Sentence Cards” covering 32 topics and the “Random Chinese Character Cards” are important and convenient learning tools for junior and high school students and beginners. They are the best choice for teachers who teach beginners in middle and high schools. The extended graded reading comprehension series of the My Fun Chinese, I Can Read graded ReadWorks.
Starting from the year 2013, My Fun Chinese 苗乐汉语 instruction range has been showcased in the NCLC (National Chinese Language Conference in the US), Hong Kong Book Fair, London Book Fair, Frankfurt Book Fair, ACTFL in the US, and among others. It has been used in many international schools and distributed in many well-known bookstores worldwide. For more information, please visit the link here. https://www.beijingmandarin.com/publications/.
Follow the My Fun Chinese, in August 2020, My Fun Chinese its near-native version – Inquiry of Chinese has been published and distributed in Hong Kong.
For teachers and parents who wish to learn about the My Fun Chinese, please click to download and view Info of My Fun Chinese.
In 1992, the BM language centre humble begins in Wanchai downtown, Hong Kong.
In 1996, the BM branch centre stemmed humble begins in Chun Hom Kok, Repulse Bay area, Hong Kong.
In 1998, the first student (a French boy) got his A* in the IGCSE Chinese examination after 5 years twice a week tuition solely with Beijing Mandarin starting at his age of 9.
Started from the year 2001, BM has handed the Chinese program projects for international schools. The practices have consistently broadened and enriched our knowledge and expertise in both Chinese education instruction and intercultural language tuition development.
In Sept 2014 in the International Chinese Language Teaching Case Competition organized by the Hanban, our Mandarin Made Fun wins the third prize. The award was presented by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in Beijing, China and it is a great honor for Beijing Mandarin.
In 2005, BM originated the Chinese Character Alphabet 汉字字母表©and has adopted it since then for BM’s classes. In the same year, the Inverted Pyramid of Basic Character Chart has been created. In the year 2013, the Chinese Character Alphabet 汉字字母表© has been officially registered in China.
In Feb 2012, the BM head centre was honored by the advent of prestigious professor LIU Xun from Beijing Language and Culture University and the chief editor Ms. Hou Ming from Joint Publishing (H.K.). They jointly examined and assessed BM’s instruction materials My Fun Chinese 苗乐汉语 range and the Chinese Character Alphabet 汉字字母表©. The My Fun Chinese 苗乐汉语 range receives their high compliments of “blank filling with the systematic theory”. During their stay period, we were very grateful that we co-organized with Ms. Cathy Zhang, headteacher of Chinese International School (CIS), the training seminar taught by professor LIU Xun in the CIS campus.
In Dec 2012, the SREM© language learning theory announced and shared with 北语研究生教师团队 in Beijing Language and Culture University and in 武汉大学国家汉推基地. In 2013, the SREM© language learning theory has been published in the 2013 Taiwan International Conference of Association of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.