Katharine Carruthers OBE
Ms Katharine Carruthers OBE is the Director of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Confucius Institute for Schools. Being known nationally and internationally as an expert teacher and an experienced examiner of Chinese, she is the series editor of the textbooks for teaching Chinese to 11-16 year olds and Chief Examiner for Cambridge Pre-U Mandarin Chinese and Principle Examiner for IGCSE Mandarin for Cambridge International Examinations. In December 2011, she was delighted to receive a Confucius Institute Outstanding Contribution award in recognition of her work in this field.
About Institute of Education Confucius Institute
Institute of Education Confucius Institute is a bilateral project with Peking University and Peking University High School and supported by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, Hanban. In addition to a small team of specialists in London, the Confucius Institute has a network of 37 Confucius Classrooms across England which they have embedded Chinese into their curriculum. They also provide advice, support and offer taster classes for other schools in their region looking to start offering Chinese classes.