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  • One to One Tuition
    Bray Loreto College Foxrock Clongowes Wood College S J Belvedere College S J Blackrock College Jesus and Mary College Galway Education 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 4574 Category One To One Tuition One to One Chinese Class 1 to 1 Chinese class Proficiency levels All Start date Any time Class times 7 days a week 9am to 9pm Class hours At least 1 hour per class 10 hours per session Class description 1 to 1 classes are a highly efficient way to learn Chinese for those who would like to maximize their speaking time with the teacher so as to engage more in oral conversation with a native Chinese speaker Your tutor in your customised 1 to 1 class will adjust the teaching method and content to suit your specific goals as well as your timetable Whatever your goals are we will do our best to meet them Level test is available upon request Register Online Thanks for sharing Registration Evening Course Registration Require a Chinese Teacher One to One Tuition Teacher

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  • Teacher Training Programmes
    Duration Autumn term 18 30 20 00 for 10 weeks 14th September 2015 to 23rd November 2015 no class on 26th October Spring term 18 30 20 30 for 8 weeks 18th January 2016 to 14th March 2016 no class on 15th February Summer term 18 30 20 30 for 7 weeks 11th April 2016 to 30th May 2016 no class on 2nd May Venue Venue 1 Dublin UCD Belfield Venue 2 Galway Galway Education Centre Cluain Mhuire Monivea Road Well Park Galway Venue 3 Kildare Kildare Education Centre Friary Road Kildare Town Kildare Venue 4 Limerick Limerick Education Centre Marshal House Dooradoyle Road Limerick Venue 5 Online training courses This one year part time course included 3 levels Prerequisites This is an introductory level course for learners who have little or no prior knowledge of Chinese language Level 2 This is a beginner level course for learners who have finished Happy Chinese book 1 unit 1 4 or equivalent Level 3 This is a post beginner level course for learners who have finished Happy Chinese book 1 unit 1 8 or equivalent Summary of Content Level 1 Unit 1 to Unit 4 Happy Chinese Book 1 Level 2 Unit 5 to Unit 8 Happy Chinese Book 1 Level 3 Unit 1 to Unit 4 Happy Chinese Book 2 Learning outcomes Upon the completion of the three sessions students should be able to Pronounce or transcribe words or phrases with the aid of Pinyin Recognize and produce basic Chinese characters by typing Recognize approximately 150 Chinese characters The expected level you will reach is HSK Level 2 and be able to recognize 300 words of core vocabulary Method of Assessment A final exam will be arranged in final week Textbook and Online Resource You will be expected to buy a

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  • Online Courses
    series of online Chinese courses starting at beginner s level This is a situation centred language course Each lesson revolves around a situational topic presented in the context of several key sentences These are then expanded upon with short conversations using audio recordings made by native Mandarin Chinese speakers We are dedicated to helping learners gain knowledge of Chinese in a practical and effective way The concept of Flipped Classroom and Blended Learning are adopted to present our online Chinese courses in two components Component 1 Learning in a virtual environment A virtual classroom that includes animated slides and clear guidance on learning phrasing and communication tasks has been designed by our professional team based on their experience of teaching Mandarin Chinese courses over the past 4 years It offers learners an opportunity to attend the lecture whenever and wherever they want while absorbing content at their own pace Component 2 Practicing in an actual language environment On each face to face course we have professional instructors and tutors from UCD Confucius Institute to help you improve your understanding of the language through learning and practice with native speakers and your peers Here you will focus on applying what you ve learnt to accomplish communication tasks in a real Chinese language environment This course will start on the 8th of May So if you would like to participate in our 5 week taster class please register online here or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Evening Course Design Team Prev Next Thanks for sharing Registration Evening Course Registration Require a Chinese Teacher One to One Tuition Teacher Training Program Evening Course Timetable Click here to download the course time table 2015 1st semester starts from 5th Jan to

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  • Chinese Classes for Child
    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

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  • Introduction
    is designed for non native primary and secondary school students to encourage them to learn and improve their Chinese It is a standardized international Chinese proficiency test which examines young learners competence in use of the Chinese language for their studies personal lives and work It consists of two independent parts a written test 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

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  • YCT
    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

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  • HSK
    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

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  • BCT
    has 5 levels that BCT applies to assess test takers Chinese language proficiency are set out as follows Level 1 Generally unable to apply Chinese in their business activities Level 2 Can use Chinese to serve the basic communication needs of their business activities Level 3 Can use Chinese effectively in their business activities Level 4 Can use Chinese skillfully in their business activities Level 5 Can use Chinese freely and appropriately in their business activities Test Scores Reports and Certificate There are two independent tests in the BCT BCT Listening Reading and BCT Speaking Writing Candidates can choose one or both tests The detail of BCT as shown in the table below Test Type Test Item Number of Tasks Duration of Test minutes BCT Listening Reading Listening 50 100 40 100 Reading 50 60 BCT Speaking Writing Speaking 2 4 10 50 Writing 2 40 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 Level Monomial Total 1 0 100 0 200 2 101 200 201 400 3 201

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