Who We Are 我们是谁

Established in 2008, ChineseSpeakers is a non-profit making, non-political organisation which seeks to represent the interests and information & networking needs of those who have spent considerable time and investment learning Mandarin Chinese as a second language, either through university or alternative certified modes of study. Its secretariat is based at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds and contributors to its website, under the auspices of the British Association for Chinese Studies, include the Chinese departments of UK universities.


Objectives 目标

  • To provide networking opportunities for speakers of Chinese as a second language who are using or would like to use their skills in professional settings 
  • To provide links between potential employers and members possessing a certified level (full undergraduate degree or equivalent) of Chinese language 
  • To publicise opportunities for further professional development via short courses or Masters degrees offered by universities and colleges
  • To create on-going links between Chinese departments and graduates who are using their language skills at work
  • To provide outreach activities which promote the study of Chinese in schools and universities
  • To act as a lobbying organization in order to raise the currency of Chinese language skills
We are grateful to the following organisations for their support White Rose East Asia Centre China-Britain Business Council University of Leeds
Pearson British Council