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  • President McAleese Encourages Strengthening Irish-Sino Links
    Ireland s Asia Strategy which has China at its heart The 30 years have seen great economic and social developments in both countries and also the development and maturing of our bilateral relationship McAleese said At the Ireland Pavilion President was shown with the conceptual model design of the new UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland displayed in the Pavilion which so far remarkably attracted great interests from both Irish and Chinese visitors The new home of the Confucius Institute will be located at a privileged site on UCD Belfield campus It is intended that the building will be a Symbol of modern Chinese architecture while drawing inspiration from China s rich architectural heritage President McAleese Commented on the model as a fantastic design she further encouraged such project as an important initiative that Ireland needs to further strengthening its links with China and expressed her support to the development for an early realization By accommodating and leveraging the activities of both the UCD s Confucius Institute for Ireland and Irish Institute for Chinese Studies will become one of Europe s leading sites for the study of Chinese language and culture The building will house a lecture theatre classrooms resource room multi media language laboratories facilities for distance learning and offices Upon completion the building should serve as not only a landmark of Chinese architecture and design in Ireland but also a state of the art centre fully equipped and perfectly appointed to facilitate China related academic business and social activities in Ireland Since May 1st the Shanghai Expo has attracted more than 15 million visitors over 600 000 visited the Ireland Pavilion with an average waiting time of 3 hours recorded Commonalities exist notwithstanding the huge differences in scale and physical distance between the two countries which can only enhance

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  • Certificate Awarding Ceremony for CII Evening Class Students
    CII Following their speech to congratulate the students the First Secretary of Education Sector of Chinese Embassy in Ireland Professor Dong Huiqing and deputy director of CII Professor Zhang Weiguo presented certificates to those who had completed their ten week learning in the evening classes run by CII Since 2007 up to 450 students have benefited from the learning courses offered by CII The courses included Mandarin Chinese at beginners post beginners intermediate and upper intermediate level Chinese culture and society Chinese business culture Chinese martial arts and calligraphy A new round of evening courses has been started on 12th April 2010 and several new courses have been added for those who will visit Shanghai Expo between May and October this year such as Doing business in China and Tourism Chinese With the support of Enterprise Ireland and China Ireland Association short term intensive training courses which specially designed for Irish companies and organisations will soon start running 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

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  • Ireland's first Confucius Classroom Launched in Loreto Secondary School
    want the girls a rounded education We like to keep a close eye on the economy and the kind of world the students will be going out into We want them to be at the cutting edge of that world and be able to avail of the opportunities at third level She said up to 40 pupils had already benefited from taking Chinese lessons and a number of girls had had travelled to Beijing last December to take part in a cultural festival that was broadcast on TV to 100 million people Dr Liming Wang director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland said the Initiative follows from a three year pilot programme Discussions are currently under way with a number of other schools with a view to taking the programme nationwide he said Dr Hugh Brady said recent studies undertaken by the college show a compelling need for Chinese language learning both from an educational and business perspective The lack of language ability and lack of understanding of Chinese culture form major barriers to doing business in China Among Irish companies over 78 percent of those questioned have a demand for university graduates who combine business with Chinese studies Our students also found that 70 percent of schools believe that Chinese will affect further job opportunities Yet there is currently no guiding policy on the development of language education he added The speeches were followed by the girls performance on Chinese poems and songs Seven major Irish and Chinese media reported the event and feedback from Irish secondary schools was overwhelmingly positive Following the event UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland has received more requests from Irish second schools to establish Confucius Classroom within their schools Thanks for sharing About The Author Super User Close Related Articles Volunteer Chinese Teachers from

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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

    Original URL path: http://www.ucdcii.ie/cii/news/101-meeting-to-promote-mandarin-chinese-teaching-in-irish-post-primary-schools-successfully-held-by-ucd-confucius-institute (2016-02-09)
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  • Chinese Spring Festival Gala of Ireland
    State Conor Lenihan and former senator and current TD Cyprian Brady at this year s event Many of the wonderfully skilled Chinese performers were from the Anhui Provincial Federation Troupe and highly accomplished Irish traditional music and dance was presented by members of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and Durkin Dodd School of Irish Dance There were many highlights in the evening s entertainment and each of the 20 acts on display was met with a delighted applause from the 1000 strong audience The gala opened in its now customary fashion with a choir made up of girls from Loreto Secondary School Bray all Confucius Institute students sweetly singing a well known Chinese folk song The Jasmine Flower while the finale brought together a total of 65 UCD Irish Institute for Chinese Studies students 36 B Comm with Chinese Studies undergraduates from Ireland and other European countries with 29 Pre Masters Studies students from China who delivered a rousing version of the traditional Irish song Oró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile followed by a moving rendition of the well known song Pengyou Friend In between we were treated to incredible feats of physical prowess and gravity defying skill from acrobats plate spinners Kung Fu practitioners and contortionists There were wonderful singers dancers and musicians while Zhang Dianyong s spectacular bricks trick and Sichuan Opera face changing performances left everyone wondering how on earth did he do that The UCD Confucius Institute of Ireland considers the Spring Festival Gala of Ireland as its most important social event of the year These free shows provide an opportunity for Chinese and Irish people to enjoy each other s cultural traditions and have a great time together in the very special atmosphere of warmth and happiness that comes with this time of the year The night of

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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
    Jan 8 2010 Seminar for Learning while Teaching 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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