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  • Chinese Calligraphy
    Super User Published 30 November 0001 Hits 6485 Category Evening Courses Chinese Calligraphy Introduction No previous knowledge of Chinese is required for this course Anyone with an interest in Chinese calligraphy is eligible Objectives The course will give students an introduction to various key aspects of Chinese calligraphy Students will be given a general overview of the history of Chinese calligraphy the features of the main styles and calligraphic writing techniques Students will have the opportunity to learn how to write characters in tsao shu cursive script style Teaching Content Four basics of calligraphy brush ink paper ink stone Introduction to the ways of holding a brush and brush writing techniques The strokes and basic structures of Chinese characters Introduction and appreciation of some calligraphy works Copying and writing characters in tsao shu cursive script style Expectations Students are expected to gain a perceptual knowledge of Chinese Calligraphy and have a good understanding of the characters structures At the end of the course students will be able to hold the brush write correctly and copy characters in tsao shu cursive script style The course is intended to promote students interest in Chinese calligraphy and to lay foundations for further study

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  • Chinese Painting
    is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world The earliest paintings were not representational but ornamental they consisted of patterns or designs rather than pictures Early pottery was painted with spirals zigzags dots or animals It was only during the Warring States Period 403 221 B C that artists began to represent the world around them Painting in the traditional style is known today in Chinese as guó huà 国画 meaning national or native painting as opposed to Western styles of art Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink oils are not used As with calligraphy the most popular materials on which paintings are made of are paper and silk The finished work is then mounted on scrolls which can be hung or rolled up Traditional painting is also done in albums and on walls lacquerwork and other media In this course the students will learn how to paint a range of popular subjects using Traditional Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting techniques Projects gradually increase in difficulty and feature such subjects as swallows bamboo wild orchids plum blossoms pandas horses peonies and more Course

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  • Advanced Chinese (Multi-skill)
    Centre Our Lady s School Terenure Resource Teaching Pack Sample Test Gallery Video Forum About Us UCD Confucius Institute Staff Members Contact 30 Nov Written by Super User Published 30 November 0001 Hits 6705 Category Evening Courses Advanced Chinese Multi skill Introduction This course is aimed at enlarging students vocabulary utilizing complex sentence patterns through comprehensive training focusing on listening speaking reading and writing skills By the end of this course students are expected to achieve natural precise and appropriate oral communication with strong comprehensive language skills Objective 1 To meet the demands of daily Chinese communication in living studying and social environments 2 To be able to proceed with discussing familiar and relatively complicated topics 3 To express one s opinions and feelings precisely 4 To develop the ability to construct dialogues with correct pronunciation and tones Approach Task based approach combining lecturing and practicing A variety of learning approaches are employed including simulative environment exercises role plays debates discussion and interactive practice Audience This course is designed for those who have reached new HSK 3 and above and acquired intermediate Chinese skills in listening speaking reading and writing Instructor Ms Ziyi Yu Ms Xiangyi Liu Ms Fuya Zhang

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  • Upper-intermediate Chinese (Level 6)
    Sample Test Gallery Video Forum About Us UCD Confucius Institute Staff Members Contact 30 Nov Written by Super User Published 30 November 0001 Hits 6369 Category Evening Courses Upper intermediate Chinese Level 6 Introduction This course is aimed at enlarging students vocabulary utilizing a certain amount of complex sentence patterns through comprehensive training and focusing on listening speaking reading and writing skills By the end of this course students are expected to achieve natural precise and appropriate oral communication with strong linguistic skills Objective 1 To meet the demands of daily Chinese communication in living studying and social environments 2 To be able to proceed with discussing familiar topics 3 To express one s opinions and feelings clearly and precisely 4 To develop the ability to construct dialogues with correct pronunciation and tone 5 To provide learners with a good basis for taking the HSK Level 3 Approach Exercise learning is a primary tool used throughout the program in conjunction with teaching In addition a variety of learning techniques are employed including environment simulation exercises discussion and interactive practice Audience This course is designed for those who have passed the new HSK Level 2 or have similar proficiency in listening

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  • Intermediate Chinese (Level 5)
    Centre Our Lady s School Terenure Resource Teaching Pack Sample Test Gallery Video Forum About Us UCD Confucius Institute Staff Members Contact 30 Nov Written by Super User Published 30 November 0001 Hits 6238 Category Evening Courses Intermediate Chinese Level 5 Introduction This course is aimed at explaining basic Chinese grammar enlarging students vocabulary and introducing related Chinese culture The overall emphasis is to cultivate listening and speaking skills By the end of this course students are expected to achieve natural and fluent oral communication on certain topics Objective 1 To achieve precise pronunciation and relatively fluent expression 2 To be able to successfully communicate on familiar topics in daily life 3 To develop the ability to construct dialogues at intermediate level Approach Task based approach combining lectures and language practice A variety of learning approaches is employed including simulation environment exercises role play debates discussion and interactive practice Audience This course is designed for those who have finished the beginner s courses but are not yet familiar with the Chinese phonetic system or the basic structure of Chinese grammar rules and need to improve their listening and speaking skills as well as their communication abilities Instructor Ms Shaoning Jia

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  • Lower-Intermediate Chinese (Level 4)
    Teaching Pack Sample Test Gallery Video Forum About Us UCD Confucius Institute Staff Members Contact 30 Nov Written by Super User Published 30 November 0001 Hits 6472 Category Evening Courses Lower Intermediate Chinese Level 4 Introduction This course is designed for non native Chinese speakers The primary aim is to improve language skills from pre intermediate to lower intermediate using colloquial language and exposing the student to Chinese culture and more Objective 1 To be able to communicate in Chinese using colloquial dialogue with respect to daily life studying socialising registration procedures e g university registration visas and residency permits and dealing with problematic situations 2 To be able to hold a conversation in a fluid manner 3 To be able to give simple oral presentations using accurate pronunciation and expressions Approach Rich multimedia materials and interactive classroom activities such as games workshops role play and bilingual workshops This is fully backed up by a comprehensive range of multimedia material online which gives students every opportunity to expand their knowledge of Chinese language and culture Audience This course is designed for those who have reached new HSK 2 and above and acquired primary Chinese skills in listening speaking reading and

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  • Prof. Liming Wang Invited to Attend China’s “Two Meetings”
    attend the second session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People s Political Consultative Conference CPPCC Two Meetings is a common Chinese abbreviation for the annual meetings of the National People s Congress NPC and Chinese People s Political Consultative Conference CPPCC As the top legislative and consultative body in China the NPC CPPCC annual sessions address the state policies review the report on the work of the government and make decisions about state affairs The 2014 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

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  • Diploma in Teaching Chinese
    Confucius Institutes Read more Volunteer Chinese Teachers from Two Confucius Institutes in Ireland Share Teaching Experience 19 Jan Written by Super User The Launch of Dublin Confucius Classroom for Children at UCD On January 16 2016 Dublin Confucius Classroom for Children was successfully launched at UCD and welcomed more than one hundred children with a range of ages races and language levels The Classroom is a joint venture between UCD Confucius Institute and Aihua Chinese School This Chinese learning programme for children initially includes 11 classes in total Read more The Launch of Dublin Confucius Classroom for Children at UCD 12 Nov Written by Super User UCD Confucius Institute organized the Winter Camp for Irish Secondary School Students Invited by Senior Chinese leader H E Liu Yunshan organized by UCD Confucius Institute Renmin University of China and the Confucius Institute Headquarters Hanban 39 Irish students from secondary school and 3 Irish teachers visited Beijing and participated into the two week winter camp of exploring Chinese culture running from 19 th of October to 30 th of October 35 out of 39 students are from Teresian School 3 of them are from Sutton Park School and the other one is from Dundalk Grammer School In cooperation with these three schools UCD Confucius Institute has been delivering Chinese courses to their students Read more UCD Confucius Institute organized the Winter Camp for Irish Secondary School Students 02 Dec Written by Super User 29th Confucius PhD Students Forum Held at UCD On November 26 the 29th Confucius PhD Students Forum was successfully held in Health Sciences Center Prof Liming Wang Director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland as well as Honorary Chairman of the Confucius PhD Students Forum welcomed all the participants at opening remarks Read more 29th Confucius PhD Students Forum Held

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