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  • Meeting to Promote Mandarin Chinese Teaching in Irish Post-Primary Schools successfully held by UCD Confucius Institute
    fully recognised Transition Year curriculum unit for Irish post primary schools 45 hours of teaching materials for the unit have been developed and produced including on line materials workshops games for both indoor and outdoor activities face to face materials and DVDs The teaching materials were piloted by 20 selected schools in the academic year 2010 11 and are being revised according to feedback received from Irish secondary school teachers and pupils Based on the pilot year the descriptor will be reviewed and finalised for formal approval by the NCCA In the academic year 2011 12 Chinese language and culture will be officially taught in Irish post primary schools nationally firstly as a transition year unit but with the aim of expanding it to become a full curricular subject The main aim of this meeting was to get feedback from the principals and teachers of the pilot project schools on matters such as course content teaching practice class organization etc to revise the current material Based on this feedback the descriptor will be reviewed and finalised and sent for formal approval by the NCCA After the meeting the principals and teachers continue in their lively discussions on the day s topics During the meeting the assembled principals and teachers eagerly voiced their positive opinions and feedback which is a huge boost to pushing forward Mandarin Chinese teaching in Irish post primary schools After a short recess a teacher from the Confucius Institute gave a detailed presentation on the content and usage of the online materials which back up the standard post primary schools Mandarin Chinese course books Happy Chinese These online materials are vivid lively and extremely interesting and are perfect for the needs of post primary students Additionally these comprehensive online materials are a great help for Irish teachers

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  • Call for Papers: China and the Changing Landscape of the World Economy
    of theoretical and empirical studies are welcome Topics covered may include but are not limited to China and the Global Financial Crisis Implications of the Global Recession for the Chinese Economy China s Economic Reform Growth Patterns and New Challenges China s Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Response to the Current Global Crisis Income Distribution Healthcare and Social Welfare Reforms Globalisation and International Integration Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Innovation Technology and Development Financial Sector and Tax Reforms Real Estate Capital Market and Corporate Governance Labour Market Reform and Human Resource Management Urbanisation and Rural Urban Migration Rural Development and Land Reform Sustainable Development and the Natural Environment Selected conference papers will be published in the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies and an edited book Further features of the conference include PhD colloquium experienced supervisors will chair and comment on students papers Prizes will be awarded for best papers submitted and presented by PhD students Information Corner on job opportunities You are invited to submit an abstract of 300 500 words by the 25th of March 2009 either through online submission www ceauk org uk or email to This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it You will be informed within two weeks whether your paper can be accepted Subsequently you will be expected to provide the full paper by the 29th of May 2009 Conference fee is 105 PhD student fee is 40 including membership of CEA and four issues of the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies Chinese students studying in the UK are particularly encouraged to submit their papers and participate in the conference We will try our best to assist with your VISA applications and transportation from the UK to Dublin About the CEA Europe China s economic development has become increasingly important for the world in general and for Europe in particular taking accounts the fact that EU is China s most important trading partner A major effort we have been attempting at CEA UK was to push forward the establishment of the Chinese Economic Association Europe i e CEA Europe We are now pleased to inform CEA UK members that the CEA Europe was successfully launched on 17th of December 2008 in Oslo The new association was intended as a major expansion of activities by the CEA UK and will be officially established as a non profit and independent legal entity by the end of June 2009 The main objective of the CEA Europe is to promote scholarly exchanges and encourage academic leadership on Chinese economic and business studies in Europe To celebrate the establishment of our new association the Inaugural CEA Europe and 20th CEA UK Annual Conference will be held in Dublin July 23 24 2009 All CEA UK members will be offered free membership of CEA Europe CEA UK The CEA UK was launched in 1988 and has since become one of the leading organisations in Europe promoting research on China

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  • ACSI Call For Papers
    for Ireland Both China and Ireland can trace their roots to the very depths of antiquity and both societies have undergone dramatic change in recent decades With interest in China clearly growing in Ireland there are also signs that Ireland s profile is rising in China While the main theme of the ACSI Third Annual Conference is inter relative and comparative the ACSI welcomes contributions from across the entire spectrum of Chinese Studies This year s keynote speech to the conference will be delivered by one of the world s leading scholars in Chinese Studies Professor Gregory B Lee first vice president deputy vice chancellor of the Jean Moulin University of Lyon France A much sought after writer broadcaster and commentator on Chinese affairs Professor Lee s renowned scholarship has encompassed Chinese Modernism Diaspora and Transcultural Studies The ACSI s Third Annual Conference will provide a platform for researchers academics and experienced commentators to present their work in the wide range of disciplines and perspectives that fall beneath the broad umbrella of Chinese Studies CALL FOR PAPERS You are invited to submit a brief abstract of your paper 200 500 words to This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it by March 22nd 2010 Notification of acceptance will be sent to you by March 29th 2010 Possible Issues of Interest this list is neither exhaustive nor restrictive Chinese and Irish Diasporas Mandarin Chinese Learning Chinese Studies in Ireland Comparative Studies of China and Ireland 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

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  • Seminar for Learning while Teaching
    News Written by Super User February 9 2016 To exchange teaching experiences and improve the quality of teaching skills UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland is organizing a series of seminar of Learning while Teaching Different sessions of seminar will be delivered by one staff member each time Contents include teaching demonstration Q A and free discussion about teaching experience Staff members will demonstrate their own style of teaching and share difficulties and achievements they experienced in the classroom The first session will be delivered by Miss Xiaodong Li who has been teaching Chinese language and culture in Irish Secondary Schools and UCD Evening Class for two years Time 4pm 6pm 8th Jan 2010 Venue Q201 Quinn School of Business UCD Belfield Topic Enthusiasm changes everything Teaching Demonstration Topic Chinese Culture 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

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  • Launch of Major Report on Demand for Mandarin Chinese Teaching in Irish Post-Primary Schools
    led by Dr Liming Wang Dr Lan Li and Dr Emer Nowlan The report launch was hosted by Dr Liming Wang the director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and the Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at Shelbourne Hotel on 25th November 2009 In attendance were several leading actors in the relationship between the two states including the Chinese ambassador to Ireland Liu Biwei Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Micheal Martin TD Dr Philip Nolan Deputy President of UCD and Principal of Lorento secondary Schoool Catherine Donagh The secondary school students and teachers involved with Chinese study also attended the launch After the speeches and presentations the students in secondary school played a series of Chinese style performance including Chinese songs and dances playing Guzheng which is a kind of traditional Chinese instrument displaying martial arts the students from Lorento secondary schools even wrote friendship beween Ireland and China last forever in Chinese as a gift for Ambassador The survey Demand for Mandarin Chinese Teaching in Irish Post Primary Schools which examined the provision of and attitudes to Mandarin Chinese teaching in post primary schools was responded to by 24 1 of the post primary schools in the country 181 out of 750 without follow up or further encouragement This compares favourably with return rates for similar surveys of post primary principals indicating a high level of interest in Mandarin Chinese This survey provides the Irish education sector with careful analysis of the demand for Chinese language teaching while also incorporating a study of the issues and problems which will require attention if the noble aim of implementing Mandarin teaching in Irish post primary schools is to be realised Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from UCD CI Participate in the Collaborative

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  • Chinese traditional music gala
    People s University Student Art Troupe on October 6 to provide the local Irish and Chinese spectators a wonderful show Students Art Troupe of China People s University of China is a band consisting of 20 teams selected performances On the pipa solo performers Erhu Ensemble dulcimer solo suona and Lusheng female vocal solo form performing a dazzling display of Chinese folk songs received a warm welcome Finally the Irish folk song the last rose of summer sounded the atmosphere of the venue reached a climax the audience responded with prolonged applause Chinese Ambassador to Ireland Liu biwei and his wife Vice President of University of Dublin Eamon Ceant other distinguished guests invited to attend the performance by the Dublin University Confucius Institute The local political business the Chinese community as well as teachers and students of Dublin University a thousand people attended event with great interest and appreciation The performance was highly praised by Ambassador Liu He said this is the first ever held in Ireland large Chinese folk music performances far reaching significance 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

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  • China and the Changing Landscape of the World Economy
    commenced with an opening address from Ireland s Minister for Science Technology and Innovation Conor Lenihan TD in which he expressed the hope for Ireland and China to continue to build successful economic links This sentiment was echoed by the Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of the People s Republic of China Mr Zhengbing Xu Professor Brigid Laffan Vice President of UCD warmly welcomed the delegates to the conference and remarked on the shared experience of China and Ireland not only in terms of recent rapid economic growth but also with regard to diaspora and history Dr Jinghai Zheng President elect of CEA Europe UK and Professor Xiaohui Liu President of CEA UK also welcomed delegates on behalf of the two inter connected Chinese Economic Associations A letter of encouragement and praise to all at the conference from the Irish ambassador in Beijing Declan Kelleher was read out by Dr Wang At the end of the Opening Ceremony the official plaque for the new CEA Europe was unveiled by Dr Hugh Brady President of UCD and Conor Lenihan TD The first day of plenary sessions in the O Reilly Hall featured the following keynote speakers all of whom shared deep insights on China in the light of current critical developments in the world economy Professor Wen Hai of Peking University China Professor Nicholas Lardy of the Peterson Institute for International Economics USA Professor Zhiyuan Cui of Tsinghua University China Professor Robert Gordon of North Western University USA and Professor Thomas Rawski University of Pittsburgh USA On the second day 5 parallel sessions were held at The Quinn School covering a wide range of issues including Financial Markets Labour Economics and Management Economic Reform Economic Growth and Regional Development Macroeconomic Policies Industrial Economics Rural and Urban Development Foreign Direct Investment Internationalisation

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  • Senior Executive Training Programme at UCD's Confucius Institute
    and points Up to date findings from the Confucius Institute s recent National Survey of Companies and Organisations in Ireland on the Need for Support and Expertise in Chinese Business and Training helped inform the design of those presentations specifically aimed at Irish business management individuals seeking better understanding and insight into China This training course represents an initiative of considerable significance and potential reflects current global trends and was among the first of its kind in Ireland This cooperation between a major Irish business organisation and academic expertise in Ireland is very promising in terms of improving future business and economic links between Ireland and China The event attracted media coverage and a small conferring ceremony at the end of the day was attended by the Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland Mr Xu Zhengbing who personally congratulated and awarded certificates to the participants TThe five participating executives from the CRH Group gave full recognition and credit to the format and content of the training course Chris Kelly CRH s business representative in China said I really appreciate that the Confucius Institute and Ireland China Association could offer such a high quality and tailor made course to us The programme was great and the time flew by very quickly I m very fond of Harbin in China because the people there are very friendly John Glynn Chief Operational Officer of Jinlin Yatai Group commented The key to conducting business is good communication between people so learning about Chinese culture is very important to us We can only better develop and extend our business in China if we can fully understand and appreciate Chinese people and their culture The executive training programme for CRH has attracted the interest of other Irish firms keen on investing in China and several other multinational companies are negotiating with UCD s Confucius Institute to develop similar courses The UCD Confucius Institute has also recently delivered a 12 week Chinese language business and culture course which was attended by members of the public civil service and business organisations There are good reasons to believe that China will continue to attract more companies investors and visitors from Ireland Company Profile Established in 1970 CRH is not only the largest building materials company in Ireland but also the international market leader in construction services It is currently ranked in the global top five in the sector CRH Group s business covers more than 25 countries and regions The company have set up branches in 50 states of the U S and their shares have been traded at New York Stock Exchange since 2006 In the last few years the Group has shifted their focus of investment towards the Asia Pacific market They acquired China s Heilongjiang Xiaoling Cement Company by signing a wholly owned contract They then signed a letter of intent with Jilin Yatai Group to acquire part of their equity shares CRH s acquisition programme has swept through the global building materials industry

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