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    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 pieces in Chinese continue to learn Chinese culture literature history and classic poetry Upon completion students should be able to pass YCT Level 4 or HSK Level 3 test Depending on the number of students and their Chinese proficiency the advanced class may be further divided into smaller learning groups Textbook Kuaile Hanyu Happy Chinese Targeted children Children with a vocabulary of 300 Chinese words Class hours 2 4pm every Saturday January 16th 2016 May 31st 2016 First class January 16th 2016 Location Belfield campus UCD Fees 200 for 18 sessions Online registration click here Online payment click here Phone registration 01 716 3000 For more information please contact n This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Let our children enjoy learning Chinese and progress in a relaxed environment UCD Confucius Institute organized the Winter Camp for Irish Secondary School Students Category News February 9 2016 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 19th of October to 30th of October 35 out of 39 students are from Teresian School 3 of them

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    for Ireland attended this event and addressed the audience Read more UCD Confucius Institute Welcomed the Delegation from Beijing Language and Culture University Category News February 9 2016 On October 4 2015 the delegation from Beijing Language and Culture University BLCU headed by Prof Liu Wei Vice President of BLCU visited UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland A meeting was held in the Institute to explore possibilities of establishing links and cooperation in the areas such as Chinese language teaching teacher training programme and degree programmes Prof Liming Wang Director of UCD Confucius Institute Prof Yongqiang Cai Chinese Director and teacher representatives from the Institute attended the meeting Read more 28th Confucius PhD Students Forum Held at UCD Category News February 9 2016 On October 1 the UCD Confucius Institute in conjunction with the UCD Chinese Students and Scholars Association hosted the 28th Confucius Ph D Forum in Newman Building Prof Liming Wang Director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and Dr Hongju He from School of Biosystems and Food Engineering delivered inspiring lectures entitled The Essence of a PhD Tips to surviving and thriving in your PhD and How to Get a PhD Degree with Outstanding Performances respectively More than 100 scholars and students attended the forum Read more 1st October 2015 28th Confucius PhD Students Forum Category Events February 9 2016 Hereby we are delighted to invite you to attend to the 28th Confucius PhD Students Forum which will be held at 18 00 pm on this Thursday October 1 2015 in Theatre 1 in UCD Newman Building University College Dublin Read more Celebrating the 2nd Confucius Institute Day and the 9th Anniversary of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Category News February 9 2016 On the occasion of the 9th anniversary of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland as well

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    the training the teachers had their teaching mission clearly defined and also got a chance to familiarise with the teaching programmes run by the UCD Confucius Institute Learning from experienced teachers furthermore the new teachers performed very well in their trial teaching practice Read more Diploma in Teaching Chinese Category Course February 9 2016 Programme Title Professional Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture Programme Overview This course is designed to meet the growing demands of Chinese teaching and learning in schools in Ireland For teachers who have already mastered the pedagogy in Irish schools but do not have sufficient knowledge of Chinese language and culture this course will provide them with the opportunity to develop and enhance their competence in teaching Chinese language and culture in schools Any teachers who are qualified to teach in schools in Ireland or who are interested in working in a relevant areaand have passed the entry examination for this course held by Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD are eligible to apply for this course Duration 1 year part time Qualification Awarded For the students who have successfully completed the programme an award GPA is calculated and a professional diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture in School is awarded Awarding Institution Body Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD in conjunction with UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Entry requirements This programme is designed for those who hold a teaching qualification for teaching in secondary schools or whoare interested in working in a relevant areaand have passed the entry examination which is equivalent to Chinese Proficiency Test HSK level 2 or above and grasp 300 Chinese characters click here to see details All applicants who meet these criteria are eligible for consideration for an offer HSK for Diploma Fees 2 985 Scholarships Students can apply for the scholarship provided by the Confucius Institute Headquarters Hanban which will partially cover your tuition fees Curriculum This one year part time course comprises three modules Teaching Chinese Language and Culture I semester 1 Teaching Chinese Language and Culture II semester 2 Chinese Teaching Methodology and Practice I semester 3 Career This programme will introduce you to the knowledge and competences required to successfully deliver a Chinese language and culture course in schools You will possess a certain level of standard for spoken and written Chinese language and upon completing the course you should pass the Chinese Proficiency Test HSK level 3 You will also be able to demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture as well as apply your knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture in your future teaching practice Frequently Asked Questions What if my Chinese language and culture does not meet the requirement of the entry level for this course You can receive the training in Chinese language and culture run by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland For more details please contact n This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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    at UCD Confucius Institute Category News February 9 2016 On June 26 2015 all staff from the UCD Confucius Institute gathered together to attend a farewell luncheon for the out going teachers Read more China Folk Art Overseas Tour launched by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Category News February 9 2016 The China Folk Art Overseas Tour was launched in Ireland in UCD s O Reilly Hall on May 22 2015 Co hosted by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland the China Folk Artists Association and Sun Emerald Ireland the opening leg of this international tour attracted more than 1 000 overseas Chinese and Irish fans Renowned folk performers including crosstalk artists Jiang Kun and Dai Zhicheng children s show host Sister Ju Ping and soprano Yin Xiumei delivered a fascinating and highly entertaining audio visual feast In attendance were the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland H E Xu Jianguo and his wife Ms Ni Jun UCD President Professor Andrew Deeks and his wife Dr Linda Deeks as well as members of the local Chinese community Read more The 14th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Irish College Students a Resounding Success Category News February 9 2016 On the 25th of April 2015 the UCD Confucius Institute hosted the Irish Regional Competition of the 14th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Irish College Students in the Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin More than twenty university student contestants from UCD DIT UCC and NUIM participated in the competition Also present at the competition were H E Mr Xu Jianguo the Chinese ambassador to Ireland Prof Andrew Deeks the President of UCD Mr Wu Xiaochuang First Secretary education in the Chinese Embassy of Ireland Prof Dorothy Kenny Head of School in the School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies at DCU and finally the Chinese

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    Enterprise at Cork City Council Yang Zhijun First Secretary Science and Technology of the Chinese Embassy to Ireland Huang Fei First Secretary Culture of the Chinese Embassy to Ireland and Tony Walsh Principal of Mayfield Community School Chinese Directors of both Irish Confucius Institutes UCC and UCD also attended the competition Read more Prof Dermot Moran PhD DLitt MRIA Category Executive Board February 9 2016 Prof Dermot Moran PhD DLitt MRIA UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4 Ireland Tel 353 1 716 3000 Fax 353 1 716 3030 Read more UCD Confucius Institute held the first working meeting for Confucius Classrooms Category News February 9 2016 In order to enhance the communication between the Confucius Institute and affiliated Confucius Classrooms improve Chinese language and culture teaching as well as serve the local communities UCD Confucius Institute hosted its first working meeting for Confucius Classrooms on 26th of March 2016 The total of fifteen people including directors and teacher representatives from UCD Confucius Institute principles and coordinators in charge of the Confucius Classrooms attended the meeting Read more Confucius Classroom at Our Lady s School Terenue since 2014 Category Confucius Classroom February 9 2016 Our Lady s School is a Catholic Voluntary Secondary School for girls It caters for over 770 students Our Lady s School was founded in 1953 by the Religious of Christian Education a Congregation founded in Normandy in the aftermath of the French Revolution The educational tradition of the Congregation is to create conditions in which each pupil can attain her full potential and develop her personal gifts and talents The school was founded in order to provide an educational experience based on academic excellence the formation of a strong value system and the development of the whole person It is a

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    of the recently established links between the Confucius Institute and University College Dublin UCD Following talks with the UCD Confucius Institute Loreto Bray was delighted to introduce a Confucius Institute funded programme of Chinese studies into the school The programme started in September of the school year 2007 2008 and was offered to first year students It was intended that the Chinese Studies Programme would continue throughout the six years the girls spent in second level school It was further intended that the students would at the end of the six years have achieved a reasonable level of proficiency in the Chinese language The Confucius Classroom programme stated aim of developing Chinese teaching and learning in local secondary schools and enhancing the mutual understanding and friendship between young people of both countries was a goal the school found it could readily embrace Consequently following consultation with the Board of Management the Principal was authorised to seek approval from the Confucius Institution for the establishment of a Confucius Classroom in Loreto Secondary School Bray In 2006 with the helo of UCD Confucius Institute Loreto Secondary School Bray successfully became the first Confucius Classroom in Ireland The 4th Confucius Cup Table Tennis Tournament held in Dublin Category News February 9 2016 On the 8th of March 2015 the 4th Confucius Cup Table Tennis Tournament which lasted one day was successfully completed This tournament was organized by the Dundrum Table Tennis Club and sponsored by the UCD Confucius institute There were about 60 participants from more than 10 countries which included China Czech Ireland Poland and the UK Read more Chinese courses for secondary school Category HomeSlides February 9 2016 Chinese Modules for Your School Read more UCD CI and Bank of Ireland held a lecture on Chinese Business Culture Category News February 9 2016 On 23rd February 2015 Bank of Ireland and UCD Confucius institute co organised a lecture on the theme Doing Business in China Challenge Across Cultures There were about 20 important business people from different industries taking part in this lecture Read more Confucius Classroom at Jesus and Mary College since 2014 Category Confucius Classroom February 9 2016 Jesus and Mary College is a Catholic Community in keeping with the educational philosophy of St Claudine Thevenet and the sacred ethos of the school We are committed to providing a quality education in pursuit of excellence Jesus and Mary College endeavour to provide a teaching and learning environment which encourages the school community to develop to its full potential cognisant of all its talents and skills They aim to work together in a safe respectful caring and just environment We value the principles of mutual respect equality and tolerance encouraging positive self image confidence and pride in all achievements Jesus and Mary College has fostered an excellent working relationship with the Confucius Institute Our programme commenced in 2012 and we look forward to bolstering our friendship with a successful application to become a Confucius classroom We wish for our common

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    centre has become one of the leading examples in relation to organising cooperative programmes between educational institutes and entrepreneurs In December 2012 the UCD CII regional centre in the Galway Education Centre was launched officially Mr Ciaran Cannon Jr Minister of Education in Ireland and Mr Xiaochuang Wu first secretary of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland attended the event Since then the Galway Education Centre cooperated with the UCD CII and developed the training programs for Irish teachers At the end of 2013 there are 11 secondary schools in Galway launching Chinese classes and 4 sessions of Irish teachers training programmes with more than 50 Irish teachers enrolled Through the training programme 14 Irish teachers started to teach Chinese language and culture on their own Celebrating Chinese New Year Jointly between Belvedere College S J Confucius Classroom and the Little Petrel Art Troupe from Guangzhou Category News February 9 2016 On 26 of February 2015 the Little Petrel Art Troupe from Guangzhou China invited by the UCD Confucius Institute performed together with students from Belvedere Secondary school to celebrate the Chinese New Year as a special cultural exchange event Read more 26th Confucius PhD Forum Held at UCD Category News February 9 2016 On the 26th of February the UCD Confucius Institute in conjunction with the UCD Chinese Students and Scholars Association hosted the 26th Confucius PhD Forum in Newman Building UCD More than 40 Chinese students participated in the forum Read more Teachers of the UCD CII Attend 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration in UCD Category News February 9 2016 The 18th of February 2015 was the last day in the Chinese lunar calendar It was the eve of the Chinese Spring Festival the most important festival in traditional Chinese culture In order to celebrate Chinese New Year for

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    Confucius Institute for Ireland and Prof Cai Yongqiang Chinese Director of the UCD CII Read more BComm with Chinese Studies Category HomeSlides February 9 2016 BComm with Chinese Studies Read more Confucius Classroom at Loreto Foxrock since 2011 Category Confucius Classroom February 9 2016 Loreto College Foxrock is a voluntary Catholic Secondary School under the direction of the Loreto Sisters IBVM The school which wasopened in 1941 at the request of the Archbishop of Dublin Most Reverend John Charles McQuaid is situated on the N11 in the parish of Foxrock The school is a fee paying Secondary Day School and is run by the Board of Management which was first set up in 1990 The school celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1991 The main aim of the school is to be a centre of Christian Education which cares for the faith and personal development of each student The school strives for excellence in providing a holistic education i e religious academic cultural physical psychological and social The school has maintained the educational tradition begun by Mary Ward 1585 1645 foundress of the I B V M and has been enriched by it During the school year 2009 2010 the school Principal explored the option of offering a programme of Chinese Studies to students in Loreto College Foxrock Ms Mannion met with Dr Liming Wang seeking support and guidance on how best to introduce a Chinese studies programme into the school During the year in addition to language lessons students will be introduced to various aspects of Chinese culture Pupils also had the opportunity to learn a little about Chinese history Chinese poetry and the arts of calligraphy and Chinese paper folding A cookery module is also included At the end of the academic year certificates will be presented to the students in recognition of their achievements during the year Confucius Classroom at Clongowes Wood College since 2011 Category Confucius Classroom February 9 2016 Clongowes Wood College was founded in 1814 as a Jesuit boarding school for boys It is located in a rural setting west of Dublin and has approximately 450 students all of whom are boarders The school s mission is to educate its students according to the best traditions and highest standards of Jesuit schooling and the values of the Gospel It offers a diverse range of activities to its pupils so that the education of the whole person might be achieved in some measure Clongowes is very much at the forefront of Irish education and has become the boarding school of choice In 2009 some 37 of our students received 500 or more CAO points out of a possible total of 600 A remarkable feat in view of our open admissions policy and the fact that in some subjects the percentages of students awarded a Leaving Certificate grade A nationally is in the low single digits The College embraces an open non academic bursary programme for those from a lower socio economic background All of our students

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