Microsoft is shutting down LinkedIn in China by the end of 2021. LinkedIn’s vice-president stated in October that disagreements with the Chinese government had forced the company’s hand. The firm plans to launch a separate application in the mainland by the end of the year with a focus on connecting business people – but without LinkedIn’s social feed.
According to trusted research that children’s linguistic capacity peaks at the age of 6 and declines as they grow older. It is with this in mind that we – teachers and language enthusiasts have put together a programme which allows children in Jersey to learn Chinese from a young age in an immersive classroom environment in the hope that they can benefit from it for a lifetime.
Many of our students are familiar with the HSK exams – it is a global certificate primarily used by Chinese universities as part of the admissions process for international students, but anyone who would like to begin their journey in Chinese or prefers their learning to be certified, can take part. According to the exam board, Center for Language Education and Cooperation (语合中心), in 2019 alone over 800,000 people took HSK tests globally.