So this is my first ever blog and I've set it up in readiness for the trip that I am taking out to Beijing in July. Before the Easter holidays we applied for a Mandarin Immersion Course which is funded and organised by the British Council and the Scottish Executive. We were lucky enough to be chosen as one of the schools to participate and to top that off we were told that our course will be held in Beijing! Flights are booked and we are now having 1 lesson of Mandarin a week in preparation. We're loving the grammar but as yet we've not tackled any characters! Well, I'll keep you posted.