Give your students a unique opportunity to learn Mandarin and be part of the future with the Mandarin Excellence Programme.
Mandarin Chinese opens up a world of opportunity – it can connect speakers with an exciting and dynamic culture as well as boost career opportunities. Mandarin has been identified as one of the most important languages for the UK’s future prosperity, so now marks the perfect time to help students in your school be on track for fluency.
The Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP) is a unique intensive language programme that started in 2016. The programme offers funding and support for secondary schools in England. It has helped thousands of school pupils in England learn Mandarin Chinese through classroom teaching, self-study, intensive study and immersive cultural experiences.
The MEP is delivered by the IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) and in partnership with the British Council.
“In our area of social deprivation, the MEP offers life-changing opportunities.”
“This programme has revolutionised the way our students learn languages and given our students the most amazing enrichment opportunities which has brought this language to life in many different contexts.”
Quotes from head teachers at MEP schools