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  • Farewell Party for 2015 Outgoing Teachers Held at UCD Confucius Institute
    the out going teachers Professor Liming Wang the Director of UCD Confucius Institute first expressed appreciation and gratitude to all the teachers for their hard work and contribution and wished them all the best after returning to China In order to develop a professional Chinese teaching team at UCD Professor Wang welcomes the volunteer teachers back to the Confucius Institute to work after they completed their postgraduate studies At the farewell party everyone immersed in the laughter the reluctant farewell blessing each other which is like a cheerful family gathering At the end of the party a family photo was taken to record this unforgettable moment The shared learning and working experience in the island of Ireland will become part of teachers lifetime memories though they are leaving Ireland soon As Professor Wang said No matter where you go how far you go you will never get out of our thoughts and we will miss you all 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

    Original URL path: http://cii.ie/cii/news/item/294-farewell-party-for-2015-outgoing-teachers-held-at-ucd-confucius-institute (2016-02-09)
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  • China Folk Art Overseas Tour launched by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland
    highly entertaining audio visual feast In attendance were the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland H E Xu Jianguo and his wife Ms Ni Jun UCD President Professor Andrew Deeks and his wife Dr Linda Deeks as well as members of the local Chinese community The gala was co hosted by the eternally youthful Sister Ju Ping crosstalk master Dai Zhicheng and Li Xiaodong from UCD Confucius Institute The show opened with Granny s Visit to the Lantern Show created by Wang Zhanxin who is known as the No 1 artist in the Great River Bend Hetao He showcased the magic of the regional art form er ren tai singer Yang Fei amazingly performed her vocal act while holding burning candles in her mouth Ding Dang s Sichuan comic show My Future isn t a Dream was filled with local humour and twin brothers Liu Quanli and Liu Quanhe charmed the audience with their interactive mime Bird and Bee Crosstalk duo Jiang Kun and Dai Zhicheng had the audience laughing out loud throughout their classic piece Joy and a piece about learning Cantonese Soprano Yin Xiumei enchanted the audience with her classics Song of Chang Jiang I Love You the Northern Snow and In the Field of Hope The gala ended with a lovely rendition of See You in Twenty Years by Yin Xiumei and young tenor Wang Zenan The 100 minute show was filled with excitement and enchantment Ambassador Xu and President Deeks were invited on to the stage for a lucky draw They presented prizes to winning audience members including a Confucius Institute T shirt signed by all the gala artists and a Chinese calligraphy piece by crosstalk master Jiang Kun titled Auspicious The gala was fantastic I look forward to similar performances in the near future said an Irish

    Original URL path: http://cii.ie/cii/news/item/293-china-folk-art-overseas-tour-launched-by-ucd-confucius-institute-for-ireland (2016-02-09)
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  • The 14th 'Chinese Bridge' Chinese Proficiency Competition for Irish College Students a Resounding Success
    UCD Mr Wu Xiaochuang First Secretary education in the Chinese Embassy of Ireland Prof Dorothy Kenny Head of School in the School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies at DCU and finally the Chinese directors of both Confucius Institutes in Ireland After the first round of the competition which was held in the morning 8 contestants entered the second and final round of the competition which decided the winners of the 1st Prize two 2nd Prizes and three 3rd Prizes two Commendation Prizes one Best Cultural Performance Prize and one Culture Knowledge Quiz Prize Students from the UCD Confucius Institute team took the top two prizes successfully defending its champion title in Ireland All top three prize winners will represent Irish college students and participate at the final Chinese Bridge competition in China The speeches and talent performances in the competition were focused on the theme My Chinese Dream The contestants fluent and impressive Chinese speeches and talented performances based on Chinese culture illustrated clearly each individual s vision of their beautiful Chinese dreams The intoxicating Guzheng performance Fishing Boats at Dusk and Chinese traditional music Moon Chasing Clouds won much applause from the audience other performances such as Chinese calligraphy Chinese pop songs and stand up comedy in Chinese also showed their love and deep understanding of Chinese culture Prof Andrew Deeks the President of UCD stated in his speech that UCD is very proud of its Confucius Institute and its students He also encouraged the students to keep up the good work in learning Chinese H E Mr Xu Jianguo pointed out in his closing speech that Language is a bridge connecting souls one must learn Chinese to understand China As the Chinese economy continuously develops the Chinese language will become more and more important and learning Chinese

    Original URL path: http://cii.ie/cii/news/item/292-the-14th-chinese-bridge-chinese-proficiency-competition-for-irish-college-students-a-resounding-success (2016-02-09)
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  • The UCD CI defends its Championship title in the 8th CHINESE BRIDGE Chinese Proficiency Competition for secondary school students in Ireland
    at Cork City Council Yang Zhijun First Secretary Science and Technology of the Chinese Embassy to Ireland Huang Fei First Secretary Culture of the Chinese Embassy to Ireland and Tony Walsh Principal of Mayfield Community School Chinese Directors of both Irish Confucius Institutes UCC and UCD also attended the competition Contestants outdid themselves and impressed the audience during the three sections which included a Chinese Speech a Talent Show and a Quiz Eight contestants sent by the UCD Confucius Institute performed exceptionally well during the competition One of the Contestants Fionn McGowan spoke eloquently in fluent Chinese with a perfect Beijing accent of his experience studying and living in Beijing His wit and perfect pronunciation greatly impressed the audience and judges The next Contestant Roisin Hiney performed a Chinese song When You Have Come of an Old Age lyrics written by a known poet Ye Zhi with a harp such emotional singing certainly resonated with the audience When brothers Jack and Luke performed together the National Anthem of China and a Chinese traditional tune Jasmine with their Irish Clarinet and Keyboard the audience felt compelled to sing along with the music The Awards for this competition were awarded as follows There was one first prize two second prizes and three third prizes Each prize was won by a contestant from the UCD Confucius Institute team Fionn McGowan won the championship Roisin Hiney and Jack Nolan won the second and third prize respectively They are going to represent Ireland in the final competition in China The UCD Confucius Institute has established 55 Chinese classrooms including 8 affiliated Confucius Classrooms in the process of promoting Chinese language and culture It is expected that this Chinese Bridge competition will encourage the interest of Irish Secondary students to learn Chinese language and culture going

    Original URL path: http://cii.ie/cii/news/item/291-the-ucd-ci-defends-its-championship-title-in-the-8th-chinese-bridge-chinese-proficiency-competition-for-secondary-school-students-in-ireland (2016-02-09)
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  • UCD Confucius Institute held the first working meeting for Confucius Classrooms
    local communities UCD Confucius Institute hosted its first working meeting for Confucius Classrooms on 26th of March 2016 The total of fifteen people including directors and teacher representatives from UCD Confucius Institute principles and coordinators in charge of the Confucius Classrooms attended the meeting The delegates studied and discussed the Hanban documents Application Guidelines for Confucius Classroom Programs and Funding and Agreement on the Establishment of the Confucius Classrooms to be signed between the Confucius Institute and local secondary schools Professor Liming Wang gave a presentation on how Confucius Classrooms apply for annual funding and projects from the Confucius Institute Headquarters followed by a thorough and constructive discussion on the draft agreement between CI and Confucius Classrooms Principles and coordinators stated that they have had better understanding on the operation and obligations of Confucius Classrooms through discussion at the meeting and will sign the agreement soon Professor Liming Wang also presented the progress of the New Building of Model Confucius Institute Then the principles and coordinators shared their experience in operating Confucius Classrooms Since 2010 when the first Confucius Classroom was established UCD Confucius Institute has now set up eight Confucius Classrooms in total In order to strengthen the management and promotion of Confucius Classrooms UCD Confucius Institute has currently set a special column on its website www cii ie The success of this working meeting lies in a better understanding between UCD Confucius Institute and its Confucius Classrooms on entitlements and responsibilities of both parties It has laid down a solid foundation for further cooperation with Confucius Classrooms and more effective operation 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

    Original URL path: http://cii.ie/cii/news/item/288-ucd-confucius-institute-held-the-first-working-meeting-for-confucius-classrooms (2016-02-09)
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  • The 4th Confucius Cup Table Tennis Tournament held in Dublin
    held in Dublin Category News Written by Super User February 9 2016 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

    Original URL path: http://cii.ie/cii/news/item/285-the-4th-confucius-cup-table-tennis-tournament-held-in-dublin (2016-02-09)
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  • UCD CI and Bank of Ireland held a lecture on Chinese Business Culture
    co organised a lecture on the theme Doing Business in China Challenge Across Cultures There were about 20 important business people from different industries taking part in this lecture The keynote speaker of the lecture was the director of UCD Confucius Institute Professor Wang Liming He invited the audience to step inside the profound traditional Chinese culture and how it may significantly influence a business deal He also applied his personal experience in illustrating what Mianzi and Guanxi are about Face and connections two very important concepts in Chinese culture and how rules and strategies should be applied in order to be successful in business games The audience was greatly impressed not only by the content of the speech but his humorous and witty delivery of words They also engaged in an exclusive discussion on Chinese business Mr Padraic Brennan director of business development section of Bank of Ireland expressed his hope for more opportunities to attend such inspiring lectures As the Chinese economy develops with globalization more and more European enterprises are looking at the Chinese market which has huge potentials Since the establishment of the UCD Confucius Institute it has been actively promoting Chinese language and culture Based on comprehensive research on Irish enterprises that are connected with China it has provided language and culture training targeted to their specific needs including tailored training courses for CRH Cooperation and ICA These contributions of the UCD Confucius Institute has greatly pushed forward the business relationship between Ireland and China 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

    Original URL path: http://cii.ie/cii/news/item/280-ucd-ci-and-bank-of-ireland-held-a-lecture-on-chinese-business-culture (2016-02-09)
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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

    Original URL path: http://cii.ie/cii/news/item/283-celebrating-chinese-new-year-jointly-between-belvedere-college-s-j-confucius-classroom-and-the-little-petrel-art-troupe-from-guangzhou (2016-02-09)
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