Brockenhurst College lecturer and tutor, Xing Li, has been granted a Confucius Institute Excellence Award by The Institute of Education, University of London. Xing has been recognised and celebrated by the Excellence Awards, based upon her great contribution to the study of Chinese language and China itself within Brockenhurst College.
Mrs Xing Li Bloodworth, Confucius Classroom Manager, has been teaching Chinese and promoting Chinese culture at the College since 2005. She has established a complete Chinese curriculum, and has also developed Enrichment and adult Chinese courses. Xing encourages Chinese culture to be celebrated by all Brock College students, by organising annual Chinese New Year Celebrations with series of activities on campus and an annual London trip, open to all College students. Brock students have also been able to enjoy the Chinese school links set up by Xing, enabling them to participate in regular cultural exchanges to China and life changing gap year work opportunities.
In 2010, Brockenhurst College was awarded the ‘Confucius Classroom’ title, and remains the only FE College to be given the title. With Xing’s effort and dedication, Brockenhurst College and its Chinese partner schools have developed programmes such as A-level in-country delivery, teacher training and summer camps, developed the College’s Internationalisation Strategy, and are currently developing a second International programme for another sister school in Guangdong province. With all the success of Chinese learning, development in curriculum and the work the College has done with China in the recent years, Brockenhurst College has been recognised by Prime Minister David Cameron, and the College Principal Di Roberts was invited to accompany him on his recent visit to China.
Speaking about receiving her award, Xing said: “A very big thanks to Brockenhurst College, who have given me this opportunity and great honour to share my passion in promoting Chinese language and culture learning with British Students. I am so proud to see them inspired by Chinese learning in their studies and employment opportunities.”
As Confucius Classroom, the College has the resource and staff to organise one-day Chinese cultural events and deliver regular after-school clubs on Chinese culture and Chinese language learning to local schools and their pupils. All these activities are free. If you and your school are interested, please contact Xing via email firstname.lastname@example.org .