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  • Prof. Liming Wang Invited to Attend China’s “Two Meetings”
    NPC CPPCC annual sessions invited 35 overseas delegates from 21 countries to attend the conferences In the panel discussion Prof Liming Wang made two proposals First to better the education in Chinese language and culture overseas the management structure needs to be transformed The former structure which has three parallel institutions Hanban the Confucius Institute Headquarters the Chinese Education of the Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs and the Chinese Culture Centre of the Ministry of Culture must be abandoned A new International Chinese Language and Culture Promotion Office based on Hanban should be created with the function of coordinating between the parties concerned and also general planning Thus an optimized resource allocation and resource sharing can be achieved Second the innovation of educational ideals is the core of all innovations A nation cannot develop without innovation and innovation will not happen unless we have innovative people Innovation in our educational ideals is the prerequisite for all of these The new educational ideal should be able to address the essence of both eastern and western culture It should tackle challenges from the rapidly developing world of information technology masses of on line information and the era of big data Students educated under this new ideal should have the 3 CHA i e Critical thinking Creative thinking Challenging thinking Holistic view Harmonious view Historical view Analytical skill Accessing skill and Applied skill These two proposals were both published in the 51st Report of the CPPCC During the meeting Prof Liming Wang was interviewed by People cn about the promotion of Chinese education and attended the press conference about the development of Confucius Institutes organised by Xinhua News Agency Guangming Daily Economic Daily China Culture and China Business Times Interview web link http ft people com cn fangtanDetail do pid 913 Thanks for

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  • Chinese Classes for Children
    demands and parents wishes the two parties have decided to join their hands to launch a flagship Chinese learning program for children which will commence at the beginning of 2016 Children will learn Mandarin pinyin i e Chinese phonics and hanzi i e Chinese characters focusing on listening speaking reading and writing skills The classes will incorporate Chinese classic stories idioms and customs with fun packed activities such as Chinese calligraphy paper cuts Go Chinese chess tea ceremonies folk music folk dance and much more Children will not only enjoy the language learning they will also open their minds to the essence of traditional Chinese culture The Confucius Institute for Ireland and Aihua Chinese School boast highly qualified Chinese teachers and excellent teaching facilities Children are grouped according to their ages and language levels and the learning process is packed with fun activities Children are guaranteed to progress in a relaxed and enjoyable environment Enrolment has commenced and all children over five years of age are welcome Beginners level Foster children s interest in Chinese language learning focus on pronunciation and tones help children master Chinese phonics recognise and read around 150 Chinese characters learn about the history and evolution of Chinese characters and write basic Chinese characters Upon completion of this level children should be able to pass YCT Level 2 or HSK Level 1 test Textbook Hanyu Leyuan Chinese Paradise Targeted children Total beginners or children with very basic Chinese Intermediate level Aim to gain a vocabulary of 300 Chinese words learn to type in Chinese on the computer learn classic Chinese poetry upgrade listening speaking reading and writing skills Upon completion of this level students should be able to pass YCT Level 3 or HSK Level 2 test Textbook Kuaile Hanyu Happy Chinese Integrated Chinese Targeted children Children who have learnt Chinese phonics and are able to conduct basic conversations in Chinese with a vocabulary of 150 words Advanced level Strengthen listening speaking reading and writing skills practise writing short pieces in Chinese continue to learn Chinese culture literature history and classic poetry Upon completion students should be able to pass YCT Level 4 or HSK Level 3 test Depending on the number of students and their Chinese proficiency the advanced class may be further divided into smaller learning groups Textbook Kuaile Hanyu Happy Chinese Targeted children Children with a vocabulary of 300 Chinese words Class hours 2 4pm every Saturday January 16th 2016 May 31st 2016 First class January 16th 2016 Location Belfield campus UCD Fees 200 for 18 sessions Online registration click here Online payment click here Phone registration 01 716 3000 For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Let our children enjoy learning Chinese and progress in a relaxed environment Tagged under children chinese Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles I Introduction C Coming Soon D Diploma in Teaching Chinese Events CII Spring Festival Gala 2016

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  • Diploma in Teaching Chinese
    Entry requirements This programme is designed for those who hold a teaching qualification for teaching in secondary schools or whoare interested in working in a relevant areaand have passed the entry examination which is equivalent to Chinese Proficiency Test HSK level 2 or above and grasp 300 Chinese characters click here to see details All applicants who meet these criteria are eligible for consideration for an offer HSK for Diploma Fees 2 985 Scholarships Students can apply for the scholarship provided by the Confucius Institute Headquarters Hanban which will partially cover your tuition fees Curriculum This one year part time course comprises three modules Teaching Chinese Language and Culture I semester 1 Teaching Chinese Language and Culture II semester 2 Chinese Teaching Methodology and Practice I semester 3 Career This programme will introduce you to the knowledge and competences required to successfully deliver a Chinese language and culture course in schools You will possess a certain level of standard for spoken and written Chinese language and upon completing the course you should pass the Chinese Proficiency Test HSK level 3 You will also be able to demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture as well as apply your knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture in your future teaching practice Frequently Asked Questions What if my Chinese language and culture does not meet the requirement of the entry level for this course You can receive the training in Chinese language and culture run by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland For more details please contact This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it What learning outcomes should I expect to achieve This programme will introduce you to the knowledge and competences required to successfully deliver a Chinese language and culture course in schools You will possess a certain level of standard for spoken and written Chinese language and upon completing the course you should pass the Chinese Proficiency Test HSK level 3 You will also be able to demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture as well as apply your knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture in your future teaching practice Where will this course lead me to This part time course is designed as the first step in a three step teaching programme run by Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD Step 1 Professional Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 1 year part time Step 2 Higher Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 1 year part time Step 3 Master in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 1 year part time Upon the completion of the Professional Diploma programme you will be ready and eligible to apply for the Higher Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture which will lead you to a Masters degree in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture You will possess the drive for career development and have the learning skills that allow you to continue to study in

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  • Coming Soon
    Register for our evening classes now from only 150 Read More A joint venture between the Office of Chinese Language Council International Hanban RUC and UCD Read more Home Coming Soon Category Course Written by Super User February 9 2016 Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles I Introduction D Diploma in Teaching Chinese C Chinese Classes for Children Events CII Spring Festival Gala 2016 Feb 18 2016 Read more View all events Projects CII Irish and Chinese governments to co finance new building for UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Read more Confucius PhD Forum Read more View all projects Chinese Class for Children Introduction Video of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland HSK YCT TEST Chinese language test Proficiency tests to suit all Read more CHINESE COURSE We offer a range of evening courses that are open to anyone Read more INTRODUCTION OF CII The mission of us is to work with the Irish government and academia Read more EVENING COURSES Chinese for Beginners Level 1 Post Beginner Chinese Level 2 Pre Intermediate Chinese Level 3 Lower Intermediate Chinese Level 4 Intermediate Chinese Level 5 Upper intermediate Chinese Level 6 Advanced Chinese Multi skill On Line

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  • Introduction
    for our evening classes now from only 150 Read More A joint venture between the Office of Chinese Language Council International Hanban RUC and UCD Read more Home Introduction Category Course Written by Super User February 9 2016 Available courses 31st Mar to 6th June 2014 City centre class 54 Merrion Square English in Dublin Dublin 2 UCD Belfield campus class UCD Science Centre Hub CHINESE LANGUAGE Chinese for Beginners Level 1 Post Beginner Chinese Level 2 Pre Intermediate Chinese Level 3 Lower Intermediate Chinese Level 4 Intermediate Chinese Level 5 Upper intermediate Chinese Level 6 Advanced Chinese Multi skill CHINESE CULTURE Chinese Calligraphy Chinese Corner Session Series Chinese Martial Arts and Taiji Quan Session Series Chinese Painting Chinese Cooking Course DOWNLOAD FORM Please bring or post completed application forms to UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Roebuck Annexe UCD Belfield Dublin 4 Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles C Coming Soon D Diploma in Teaching Chinese C Chinese Classes for Children Events CII Spring Festival Gala 2016 Feb 18 2016 Read more View all events Projects CII Irish and Chinese governments to co finance new building for UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Read more Confucius PhD Forum Read more View all projects Chinese Class for Children Introduction Video of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland HSK YCT TEST Chinese language test Proficiency tests to suit all Read more CHINESE COURSE We offer a range of evening courses that are open to anyone Read more INTRODUCTION OF CII The mission of us is to work with the Irish government and academia Read more EVENING COURSES Chinese for Beginners Level 1 Post Beginner Chinese Level 2 Pre Intermediate Chinese Level 3 Lower Intermediate Chinese Level 4 Intermediate Chinese Level 5 Upper intermediate Chinese Level 6 Advanced Chinese Multi

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  • Introduction
    and an oral test There are four levels to the written test YCT Level 1 YCT Level 2 YCT Level 3 YCT Level 4 while the oral test comprises two YCT Elementary and YCT Intermediate During the oral test sound recording devices are used A comparison of YCT with HSK in terms of the number of vocabulary items each level requires is set out below New HSK New YCT Expected Vocabulary Acquisition Level 3 Level 4 600 Level 2 Level 3 300 Level 1 Level 2 150 Level 1 80 Descriptors of the 4 YCT levels of proficiency are set out as follows Level 1 can understand and use some of the most frequently used Chinese words and sentences and prepare themselves for continuing their Chinese studies Level 2 can understand and use some simple Chinese words and sentences to communicate Level 3 can use Chinese in a simple and direct way applying it to basic topics in their daily lives Level 4 can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives and studies and are able to complete most communicative tasks they experience during a visit to China YCT results offer a reliable reference for Learners of Chinese to assess their progress and needs Teachers schools and teacher training bodies to evaluate teaching standards and training effectiveness Learners of Chinese interested in taking the HSK test Brief introduction to BCT Test The Business Chinese Test BCT is a standardized test for non native Chinese speakers and is designed to assess their Mandarin Chinese language proficiency in business related communication and activities BCT is suitable for non native Chinese speakers engaged in a wide range of professional pursuits with application to daily communication in the working environment Key features of BCT are that its content is practically applicable and communicable BCT test takers receive a report of their score and successful candidates receive a BCT Certificate The BCT is held in China and many other countries around the world including Ireland There are two independent tests in the BCT BCT Listening Reading and BCT Speaking Writing Candidates can choose one or both tests Each skill of listening speaking reading and writing scores from 0 to 500 points respectively and each 100 points represents a grade or level The total score for BCT Listening Reading is the sum of the points scored for the two skills of listening and reading and that of BCT Speaking Writing is the sum of the points scored for the two skills of speaking and writing Thus total scores range from 0 to 1000 points There is no Level 1 Certificate awarded If a candidate s total score for BCT Listening Reading or BCT Speaking Writing reaches 201 400 a BCT Level 2 Certificate for either Listening Reading or Speaking Writing will be awarded and 401 600 will gain a Level 3 Certificate and so forth Mapping of levels and certificate awarded to scores is set out below Certificates are valid for two years

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  • New HSK Test
    Level 5 and HSK Level 6 while the oral test is comprised of HSK Elementary HSK Intermediate and HSK Advanced During the oral test sound recording devices are used Written Test Oral Test HSK Level 6 Advanced HSK Level 5 HSK Level 4 Intermediate HSK Level 3 HSK Level 2 Elementary HSK Level 1 Test Grades The direct comparison between the new HSK test and Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages and The Common European Framework Reference for Language is as follows New HSK Vocabulary CLPS CEF HSK Level 6 Over 5000 Grade Five C2 HSK Level 5 2500 C1 HSK Level 4 1200 Grade Four B2 HSK Level 3 600 Grade Three B1 HSK Level 2 300 Grade Two A2 HSK Level 1 150 Grade One A1 CLPS Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages CEF The Common European Framework Reference for Language a HSK Level 1 Designed for learners who can understand and use some simple Chinese characters and sentences to communicate and prepares them for continuing their Chinese studies b HSK Level 2 Designed for elementary learners who can use Chinese in a simple and direct manner applying it in a basic fashion in their daily lives c HSK Level 3 Designed for elementary intermediate learners who can use Chinese to serve the demands of their personal lives studies and work and are capable of completing most of the communicative tasks they experience during their Chinese tour d HSK Level 4 Designed for intermediate learners who can discuss a relatively wide range of topics in Chinese and are capable of communicating with Chinese speakers at a high standard e HSK Level 5 Designed for learners who can read Chinese newspapers and magazines watch Chinese films and are capable of writing and delivering a lengthy speech in Chinese f HSK Level 6 Designed for learners who can easily understand any information communicated in Chinese and are capable of smoothly expressing themselves in written or oral form Test Principles Following the principle of combing testing and teaching the new test is designed in line with the present situation of international Chinese language teaching and the teaching materials that are commonly available with the aim of promoting teaching and learning through examinations The new HSK test stresses objectivity and accuracy and also focuses on developing and testing an examinees ability to apply Chinese in practical real life situations The new HSK test also sets explicit study objectives allowing examinees to more effectively improve their Chinese proficiency with defined study plans and goals Test Functions Taking its orientation from the old HSK test the new HSK test is aimed primarily at adult Chinese learners The test scores meet the various demands of different organizations or groups of people as follows Offers a reference for educational institutions to recruit students classify students exempt students from some courses and grant credits Offers a reference for employers to employ train and promote employees Offers a reference for Chinese learners

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  • New YCT Test
    a new YCT test Test Structure Young Learners Chinese Test is a standardized international Chinese proficiency test directed at examining non native primary and secondary school students capability in applying Chinese language in their studies personal lives and work It consists of two independent parts a written test and an oral test The written test is comprised of YCT Level 1 YCT Level 2 YCT Level 3 YCT Level 4 while the oral test is comprised of YCT Elementary and YCT Intermediate During the oral test sound recording devices are used Written Test Oral Test YCT Level 1 YCT Elementary YCT Level 2 YCT Level 3 YCT Level 4 YCT Intermediate Test Levels The direct comparison between the new YCT test and Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages The Common European Framework Reference for Language CEF and the new HSK is as follows New HSK New YCT Vocabulary CLPS CEF HSK Level 6 Over 5000 Grade Five C2 HSK Level 5 2500 C1 HSK Level 4 1200 Grade Four B2 HSK Level 3 YCT Level 4 600 Grade Three B1 HSK Level 2 YCT Level 3 300 Grade Two A2 HSK Level 1 YCT Level 2 150 Grade One A1 YCT Level 1 80 CLPS Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages CEF The Common European Framework Reference for Language a YCT Level 1 Examinees who passed YCT Level 1 can understand and use some most frequently used Chinese words and sentences and prepare themselves for continuing their Chinese studies b YCT Level 2 Examinees who passed YCT Level 2 can understand and use some simple Chinese words and sentences to communicate c YCT Level 3 Examinees who passed YCT Level 3 can use Chinese in a simple and direct way applying it in a basic topic in their daily lives d YCT Level 4 Examinees who passed YCT Level 4 can use Chinese to serve their demands in their personal lives and studies and are able to complete most of the communicative tasks they experience during their China tour Test Principles Following the principle of combining testing and teaching the new test is designed in line with the present situation of international Chinese language teaching and the teaching materials that are commonly available with the aim of promoting teaching and learning through examinations Test Functions Offers a reference for Chinese learners to understand and improve their ability to apply Chinese Offers a reference for schools to evaluate their teaching standards Offers a reference for related Chinese teaching institutions or training organizations to evaluate teaching standards and the effectiveness of different training Offers a reference for Chinese learners who want to take HSK test Test Score Report Within three weeks after the test examinees can get their Score Report issued by Hanban Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles I Introduction N New HSK Test N New BCT Test Events CII Spring Festival Gala 2016 Feb 18 2016 Read more View

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