A Blueprint to enhance the learning of Mandarin and promote understanding of Chinese culture through education in the ACT. The Mandarin Blueprint highlights the ongoing collaborative efforts of key stakeholders in the ACT, including education sector organisations, schools and their communities, community associations, embassies and industry.
The Mandarin Blueprint is structured around five themes that capture existing programs and activities and outline new initiatives that promote the teaching of Mandarin and enhance understanding of Chinese culture through education in the ACT:
- Cultural Awareness and Engagement;
- Working with Teachers and Students;
- Communication; and
- Future Focus Areas.
The ACT Government Mandarin Culture and Language Grants Program 2015 is a one-off seed funding grants round totalling $50,000. The grants round was introduced to foster partnerships and future activities in the ACT aligning with actions articulated in the Mandarin Blueprint.
On 22 June 2015 the grants round opened and applications closed on 17 August 2015. Organisations, associations and schools in the ACT were invited to apply for individual grants up to $5,000.