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  • The 4th Confucius Cup Table Tennis Tournament held in Dublin
    25 2015 The 4th Confucius Cup Table Tennis Tournament held in Dublin On the 8th of March 2015 the 4th Confucius Cup Table Tennis Tournament which lasted one day was successfully completed This tournament was organized by the Dundrum Table Tennis Club and sponsored by the UCD Confucius institute There were about 60 participants from more than 10 countries which included China Czech Ireland Poland and the UK The Tournament is not only rallied many professional players but also attracted many amateur participants After fierce competition eventually Vladislavs Agurjanovs from Latvia had won the first place Gavin Maguire from Ireland and Na Ning from China took the second and third place respectively Compared with previous three tournaments this one had more professional players and was on a larger scale Not only more mature players but also juniors are beginning to show their potential in the tournaments Both Champion and Runner up of this tournament are currently ranked first two seed players nationwide in Ireland The heated final was a very close match which entertained the audience tremendously Roman Pszonka the Chairman of Dundrum Table Tennis Club stated that this tournament has provided a platform for all the Ping pong enthusiasts to compete and communicate He hopes that more people will become more interested in China and Chinese culture through the promotion of the Confucius Cup Tournament Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in the Collaborative Teaching Experience Seminar for CII UCD Confucius Institute organised its first Chinese Exam Winter Camp Launch of the Expert Group Overseas Chinese Teachers Training Programme by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland News Archive Year 2014 Year 2013 Year 2012 Year 2011 Year 2010 Year 2009 Year 2008 Year 2007 Year 2006 Contact

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  • Events
    to study Chinese and to encourage them to take part in Chinese exams the Confucius Institute headquarters Hanban has been organising Chinese Exam Winter Camp Programmes The UCD Confucius Institute organised its first Chinese Exam Winter Camp running from the 26th of December2014 to the 6th of January 2015 8 students and teachers from Sutton Park School an affiliated school of the UCD Confucius Institute participated in this programme Read more Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in the Collaborative Teaching Experience Seminar for CII Category News February 9 2016 On the 29th of November 2014 a seminar themed Collaborative Chinese Teaching Experience was held in the O Rahilly Building in University College Cork This seminar was co organised by the UCC Confucius Institute the UCD Confucius Institute and the education section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland There were about 40 participants including the directors from both Confucius Institutes as well as accredited Chinese teachers and volunteer Chinese teachers Read more 9th 11th January 2015 The Chinese Language Teacher Training Programme Category Events February 9 2016 The Chinese Language Teacher Training Programme organized by Confucius Institute Headquarters will be hosted by UCD CII on 9th 11th January 2015 at UCD s Belfield Campus Read more 22nd November 2014 Chinese Training Centre for County Kildare Category Events February 9 2016 The UCD Confucius Institute and the Kildare Education Centre are excited to announce that they are working together to establish a Chinese Training Centre for County Kildare The opening ceremony for this centre will be held from 10 30 am to 2 30 pm the 22nd of November 2014 at the Kildare Education Centre Office Building Read more 8th Nov 16th Nov 2014 Three Chinese Tests Will Be Held HSK YCT BCT Category Events February 9 2016 There will

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  • Celebrating Chinese New Year Jointly between Belvedere College S.J. Confucius Classroom and the 'Little Petrel' Art Troupe from Guangzhou
    to celebrate the Chinese New Year as a special cultural exchange event Students from Belvedere Secondary School started with traditional Irish music which is beautiful and touching Next the little performers from the Little Petrel Art Troupe presented a wonderful and joyful show They were singing dancing playing traditional Chinese musical instruments as well as performing Chinese Kungfu which drew the audience into the charm of Chinese culture The amazing conformity in the performance took the breath of the audience then left them utterly intrigued and amazed The performance lasted about 2 hours which included quite a few highlights and plenty of applause Students from Belvedere Secondary school conversed with their young Chinese friends while showing them around the campus The average age of the members of Little Petrel Art Troupe is 10 year s old yet they have already performed overseas many times MrGerry Foley the Principal of Belvedere Secondary School expressed his gratitude for the 79 guests presence and the effort from the UCD Confucius Institute in making it all possible Mr Yang Weiwen Head of the Little Petrel Art Troupe presented an art of embroidery from China to Principal Foley Belvedere Secondary School has a long history of excellence in its education Many talents including James Joyce were taught there H E Xi Jinping visited Belvedere during his visit to Ireland when he was the Chinese Vice President Belvedere Secondary School being the host of a Confucius classroom organised many cultural exchange activities it has also established the link with the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China as its sister school Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in the Collaborative Teaching Experience Seminar for CII UCD Confucius Institute organised its first Chinese Exam

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  • 26th 'Confucius PhD Forum' Held at UCD
    Scholars Association hosted the 26th Confucius PhD Forum in Newman Building UCD More than 40 Chinese students participated in the forum Unlike previous forums participants were not only Ph D students but some postgraduates who intend to undertake Ph D programme and some Chinese teachers from the UCD Confucius Institute The forum invited three students from different fields to present their research results Ms Cai Qi a Ph D candidate studying Chemistry presented herlatest research on Gold Nanotechnology This was followed by two graduate students MsHong Xinyi and MsCao Yu presented their research proposals on the bilateral dairy trade between Ireland and China and the control of diabetes respectively Although the audience is from different fields they actively engaged in questioning and providing many constructive suggestions for the two graduate students in particular who are currently applying for their Ph D programmes The forum brimmed over with hot debates and different academic views across the disciplines Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in the Collaborative Teaching Experience Seminar for CII UCD Confucius Institute organised its first Chinese Exam Winter Camp Launch of the Expert Group Overseas Chinese Teachers

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  • Irish President Attends the 2015 Spring Festival Gala Hosted by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland
    gathered to celebrate the Chinese New Year The Spring Festival Gala was comprised of two parts the UCD CII Chinese performance and a special guest appearance by the Beijing Red Poppy Ladies percussion band The show opened with a rendition of the classic Chinese song Love and the recent pop hit Little Apple performed by university students and students from Jesus and Mary College taught by the UCD CII For their performance of the Chinese classic Mulan the Red Poppy Ladies incorporated Chinese folk percussion music with contemporary music to put a modern twist on this legendary Chinese story The audience was impressed by the Chinese language skills of the UCD CII students and left enchanted by the story of the courageous heroine Mulan who disguised herself as a man to join the army and save her father The band s striking performance spiced up the folk story The happy evening commenced with a grand plaque awarding ceremony for UCD CII s three new Confucius Classrooms Ambassador Xu Irish Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin and Deputy President of UCD Professor Mark Rogers presented the Confucius Classroom plaques to the Galway Education Centre Jesus and Mary College Goatstown and Our Lady s School Terenure The UCD Confucius Institute has now established eight Confucius Classrooms in Ireland Since its establishment in September 2006 the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland has worked hard to promote bilateral exchange and collaboration as well as mutual understanding between China and Ireland At the end of the Gala President Higgins congratulated the success of the show and had pictures taken with the performers and students The Spring Festival Gala gives Irish people the opportunity to experience the wonders of Chinese culture first hand and it is one of the Institute s best loved and most

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  • Events
    Official Visit to China Category Events February 9 2016 The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland is organizing the Irish Secondary School Principals Official Visit to China in 2014 Read more 21th October 29th October 2014 The students of secondary schools in Ireland will travel to China Category Events February 9 2016 On the 20th of October 2014 20 students from the Jesus and Mary secondary school in Ireland will travel to China on a 10 day trip They will visit the Chinese Culture Experience Centre in Hanban Confucius Institute Headquarters experience Chinese courses taught by our outstanding teachers and visit famous scenic and historic locations in Beijing HSK Exam in UCD Category HomeSlides February 9 2016 The online registration is now open Read more Chinese Health Regimen Category Evening Courses February 9 2016 Introduction In the modern age the first and most important benefit of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts is Health Professor Liu will be teaching regular Health Regimen classes in UCD Confucius Institute This is a traditional part of Chinese Wushu and translates directly to Healthy Body Chi Skill It combines mental discipline with breathing and physical actions Stretching the body following clear focussed direction to achieve a flexible supple and healthy body This class will include exercises from Eight Trigrams boxing Five Animals Games Daoyin Shu and the Book of Changes exercise 2nd July 30th July 2014 International Summer School Category Events February 9 2016 Renmin University of China RUC is a partner institution of the UCD CII In June 2014 students who study Chinese with the UCD CII will have the opportunity to attend the courses in the Summer School organised by RUC Students will study the Chinese language and experience the Chinese culture in a Chinese speaking environment which will improve their Chinese language skills More

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  • 16th February 2015: The Spring Festival Gala
    Us UCD Confucius Institute Staff Members Contact Category Events Written by Super User Feb 17 2015 16th February 2015 The Spring Festival Gala On Monday 16th February 2015 the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland will host a spectacular Spring Festival Gala in the National Concert Hall The Spring Festival is the time to bid farewell to the old and usher in the new The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland is delighted to present its Spring Festival Gala with special guest appearance by the Red Poppy Ladies China s first female percussion band bringing together a group of outstanding percussionists from all parts of China This will be their debut performance in the National Concert Hall and is a wonderful occasion for the Chinese community and Irish Friends to ring in The Year of the Sheep It will be the eighth Spring Festival Gala organized by the UCD CII Visit www cii ie or call 017163000 for further details Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles The Irish Final of the 13th International Chinese Bridge Competition for College Students HSKK Test 24th May 2014 YCT Test Contact Us UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland University College Dublin Belfield

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  • Confucius Classroom at Loreto Foxrock (since 2011)
    at Loreto Foxrock since 2011 Loreto College Foxrock is a voluntary Catholic Secondary School under the direction of the Loreto Sisters IBVM The school which wasopened in 1941 at the request of the Archbishop of Dublin Most Reverend John Charles McQuaid is situated on the N11 in the parish of Foxrock The school is a fee paying Secondary Day School and is run by the Board of Management which was first set up in 1990 The school celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1991 The main aim of the school is to be a centre of Christian Education which cares for the faith and personal development of each student The school strives for excellence in providing a holistic education i e religious academic cultural physical psychological and social The school has maintained the educational tradition begun by Mary Ward 1585 1645 foundress of the I B V M and has been enriched by it During the school year 2009 2010 the school Principal explored the option of offering a programme of Chinese Studies to students in Loreto College Foxrock Ms Mannion met with Dr Liming Wang seeking support and guidance on how best to introduce a Chinese studies programme into the school During the year in addition to language lessons students will be introduced to various aspects of Chinese culture Pupils also had the opportunity to learn a little about Chinese history Chinese poetry and the arts of calligraphy and Chinese paper folding A cookery module is also included At the end of the academic year certificates will be presented to the students in recognition of their achievements during the year Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Confucius Classroon at Belvedere College S J since 2011 Confucius Classroom at Blackrock College since 2011 Confucius Classroom at

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