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Welcome to the Swire Chinese Language Foundation. With a ten-year initiative funded by the Swire Group, we are widening the learning of Mandarin Chinese in Britain with 12 centres of excellence established across the country, teaching pupils from 4 to 18.

Our mission

Through the teaching of Mandarin Chinese to a new and expanding generation of schoolchildren, we hope to start building the foundations for a stronger engagement with China.

Teddy Watson – Executive Director and Trustee, Swire Chinese Language Foundation

“Without a deep understanding of a nation’s language, we cannot hope to engage effectively with it and this is particularly important for a country such as China.”