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  • Launch of the Expert Group Overseas Chinese Teachers Training Programme by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland
    and Ms Ni Jun from School of Languages Law and Social Science at DIT took part in the training session The main purpose of the Expert Group Overseas Chinese Teachers Training Programme is to support the training of Chinese teachers in Confucius Institutes so as to improve the teaching skills of overseas Chinese teachers Under the theme Teaching Chinese in Ireland three experts Prof Li Quan from Renmin University of China Prof Zhang Xinsheng from the University of Richmond and Prof Zheng Yanqun from the Beijing Language and Culture University gave lectures respectively on 1 Language Culture Characters Theory and Skills Localization of Chinese Teaching 2 Interface between Common European Framework of Reference for Language CEF 3 Localization of Chinese Teaching and MOC Model of Chinese Teaching in the Age of Big Data Prof Li Quan pointed out that teachers must keep a positive attitude in order to ensure success in teaching Chinese focus on teaching the Chinese language and open their minds to the possibilities for how Chinese culture may prevail Prof Zhang Xinsheng pointed out that the realization of localizing Chinese teaching is an essential phase for the internationalization of Chinese and that mainstreaming is the ultimate sign of the localization of Chinese Prof Zheng Yanqun focused her lecture on analyzing specific teaching methods and illustrated skills and strategies which are needed in teaching Chinese with multimedia and also how the improvement of technologies may motivate students to learn Chinese During the lectures teachers in the audience engaged with experts in heated yet insightful discussions The training session was emceed by Chinese Director Cai Yongqiang Director Wang Liming gave a speech to summarise the event Mr Wu Xiaochuang First Secretary for the education section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland spoke highly of the training programme in his

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    a showcase for cultural diversity which provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate traditional Chinese culture as well as to celebrate the Chinese New Year with both Irish and Chinese We are delighted to present this event with special guest appearance by China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre Opera Troupe whilst the students from UCD Confucius Institute will also perform in the Gala Furthermore the acoustics in the Convention Centre should enhance this special performance Admission is free The tickets will be available for collection on a first come first serve basis since February 8th from our Institute If you have any other inquiries please contact n This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 017163000 for further information Volunteer Chinese Teachers from Two Confucius Institutes in Ireland Share Teaching Experience Category News February 9 2016 The Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland along with the Confucius Institute at UCC and UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland hosted a seminar for Volunteer Chinese Teachers Teaching Experience on January 31 2016 Present at the seminar were Mr Xiaochuang Wu First Secretary of the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland Mr Changlin Gao First Secretary of the Science and Technology Section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland and Chinese Directors of the two above mentioned Confucius Institutes Read more 2016 Spring Festival Gala Category HomeSlides February 9 2016 2016 Spring Festival Gala Read more The Launch of Dublin Confucius Classroom for Children at UCD Category News February 9 2016 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

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  • Doing Business in China: The Irish Experience
    a significant presence in China The research team carried the first nation wide survey research ever conducted among Irish companies enterprises and universities The survey data came from 117 respondents out of 600 questionnaires and 28 interviewees located in both countries The major report titled Irish Business in China Meeting the Inter Cultural Challenges was launched in October 2009 and received a high degree of attention and praise in Ireland at the premier meeting of the Ireland China Association for that year At that meeting it was commented that the research provides an invaluable experience and guidance for Irish people who are doing business in China or are considering doing so Following positive feedbacks from the report Blackhall Publishing an Irish publisher published it as a book titled Doing Business in China the Irish Experience The book has been displayed in the Irish Pavilion of Shanghai Expo since it opened in May 2010 When the Irish President Mary McAleese visited Shanghai Expo on the Irish Pavilion Day 17 th June 2010 Dr Liming Wang Director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD presented the book to the President and she received it with pleasure Dr Liming Wang Director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland presents the book to the Irish President Mary McAleese on 17 June 2010 Since the publication of the book the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland has been based on in depth interviews with Irish people with many years business experience in China proposing a new book titled Road to Success the Similarities and Differences between Irish and Chinese Business Culture This will be a follow on and a companion volume of Doing Business in China the Irish Experience Its aim is to help Irish people who are engaged for

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  • Chinese, a Curricular Subject for Irish Post-Primary Schools
    as a pilot programme to five schools for three years The project has attracted the attention of the Irish media and public and the Irish government attaches great importance to it Further to the successful launch of the research report UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland under the guidance and supports of the CI Headquarters and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment NCCA in Ireland is in the process of developing Chinese language and culture as a fully recognised Transition Year curriculum unit for Irish post primary schools 45 hours 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 At a workshop organised by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland teachers from over 10 representing schools provided very positive feedback Students enjoyed the workshop on Chinese paper cutting The teaching materials have been piloted by 20 selected schools in the academic year of 2010 11 and are in the process of 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 to become a full curricular subject Dr Hugh Brady UCD president and Mr Liu Biwei Chinese Ambassador to Ireland observing the Mandarin teaching offered by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland to the girls in Loreto Secondary School Bray The project has received an overwhelming positive response from Irish secondary schools and among the 20 schools who are piloting the teaching programme there are top three fee paying schools

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  • Irish Secondary School Teachers’ Training Programme by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland
    Chinese teachers also increases On 3rd May 2012 the Teaching Pack on Chinese Culture and Language for Transition Year was launched At the launch organised by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment NCCA the Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn T D announced that from 2014 a short course of 100 hours in Chinese language and culture would be an option in the new Junior Cycle programme and that Chinese would be included as a subject in the Leaving Certificate Examination in due course This shows Chinese language and culture as an important component of the Irish education system and symbolizes a significant milestone in the promotion of Chinese language and culture in Ireland However these goals also pose a great challenge to the training programme of Irish Chinese teachers The UCD CII is dedicated to the development of Chinese education in Ireland and continues to increase the nationwide scale of Chinese teaching strengthen the Chinese teachers abilities and improve the quality of Chinese teaching itself In order to cater for the growing demand of Chinese language and culture education in Irish secondary schools and deal with the shortage of Chinese teachers the UCD CII launched training programmes for Irish teachers in 2011 These included training on Happy Chinese teaching materials Irish Chinese teacher training in East China Normal University in Shanghai and training on the Teaching Pack on Chinese Culture and Language for Transition Year Up to the end of 2013 591 Irish teachers have attended these training programmes in the UCD CII The training programmes launched so far have made great contributions to the promotion of Chinese culture and the sustainable development of Chinese education in Ireland The training programmes for Irish teachers include The training course on Happy Chinese teaching materials The Training Course for

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  • Home
    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 Duration and Class Size Three ten week courses will be run from January April and September each year Each week will have one session of one and half hours Class sizes will be limited to approximately five to ten students Chinese Painting Shirmp by Master Qi Baishi See the picture above C Chinese Calligraphy In Evening Courses By Super User Apr 11 2014 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 Course Duration and Class Size Three ten week courses will be run from January April and September each year Each week will have one session of one hour Class sizes will be limited to approximately ten students O On Line Chinese Course In Evening Courses By Super User Apr 10 2014 The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland is launching its E Learning project to make the learning of Mandarin Chinese more effective and convenient We have just created a 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

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  • Chinese for Beginners (Level 1)
    spoken language and aims to equip students with the skills needed for everyday situations in a Chinese speaking environment Students can expect to acquire the 100 most frequently used words through entertaining exercises and interactive class activities and also explore various aspects of Chinese society and culture Objective 1 To learn Chinese pronunciation basic vocabulary and practical daily expressions with an emphasis on listening and speaking skills 2 To be skilled in daily oral communication and meeting the demands of simple interpersonal dialogue 3 To develop an insight into Chinese culture tradition and society 4 To provide a sound foundation for further studies and prepare you to take the HSK Level 1 Chinese test The HSK is the only standardized internationally recognised Mandarin Chinese test Course Outline 1 Greetings 2 Self introduction 3 Numbers 4 Dates 5 Occupation 6 Time 7 Food and drinks 8 Shopping 9 Asking for directions 10 Revision Approach Rich multimedia materials and interactive classroom activities such as team oral exercises role playing practical exercises in real life situations video games even singing and dancing Audience Complete beginners Instructor Xiaoyu Xie Hours 1 5 hours per week for 10 weeks Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles E Evening Courses P Post Beginner Chinese Level 2 P Pre Intermediate Chinese Level 3 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

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    Confucius Institute will also perform in the Gala Furthermore the acoustics in the Convention Centre should enhance this special performance Admission is free The tickets will be available for collection on a first come first serve basis since February 8th from our Institute If you have any other inquiries please contact n This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 017163000 for further information Volunteer Chinese Teachers from Two Confucius Institutes in Ireland Share Teaching Experience Category News February 9 2016 The Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland along with the Confucius Institute at UCC and UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland hosted a seminar for Volunteer Chinese Teachers Teaching Experience on January 31 2016 Present at the seminar were Mr Xiaochuang Wu First Secretary of the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland Mr Changlin Gao First Secretary of the Science and Technology Section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland and Chinese Directors of the two above mentioned Confucius Institutes Read more 2016 Spring Festival Gala Category HomeSlides February 9 2016 2016 Spring Festival Gala Read more The Launch of Dublin Confucius Classroom for Children at UCD Category News February 9 2016 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 29th Confucius PhD Students Forum Held at UCD Category News February 9 2016 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

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