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    nature a very comprehensive one Traditionally the bond between boarders and Blackrock has been particularly strong During the school year 2009 2010 the school Principal explored the option of offering a programme of Chinese Studies to students in Blackrock College Mr MacGinty met with Dr Liming Wang seeking support and guidance on how best to introduce a Chinese studies programme into the school Confucius Classroon at Belvedere College S J since 2011 Category Confucius Classroom February 9 2016 The College is a Catholic school under the trusteeship of the Society of Jesus Set in the centre of Dublin city it continues today a tradition of over 170 years in the Jesuit approach to education Belvedere has dedicated teachers who are committed to high academic standards The College provides a rich and diverse curriculum catering for the needs of each individual student It strives for excellence also in areas of sport and culture social concern and spiritual values wherein students are encouraged and challenged to realise their full potential as human beings The mission of the Belvedere Community Jesuits Board Staff Parents Present Students and Past Pupils is to ensure that graduates of the College by their relationship with Jesus Christ and through living gospel values shall be persons for others in leadership and example in the pursuit of a just world Belvedere College seeks to develop within each student a positive self image a strong work ethic and a sense of responsibility to their community both the community that is our school and the community within which each student lives Our relationship with the Confucius Institute is excellent and their delivery of the Transition Year programme has been exemplary Therefore the natural development is to begin the Chinese Studies option in First Year as an option in our co curricular programme Co curricular activities are central to our educational provision 7th 8th February 2015 2015 Irish Confucius Cup Go Chinese Chess Congress Gresham Hotel Dublin Category Events February 9 2016 UCD Confucius Institute and Irish GO Association are hosting this event in partnership under the guidance and support from the Embassy of the People s Republic of China in Ireland Special thanks to ICBC Huawei Asia Market and Kai Shing Restaurant for their generous sponsorship Read more Launch of the Expert Group Overseas Chinese Teachers Training Programme by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Category News February 9 2016 On the 9th and 10th of January the first Expert Group Overseas Chinese Teachers Training Programme was formally launched This training session was organised by the Confucius Headquarters and the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland More than 50 Chinese teachers participated in the training session They came from the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and the Aihua Chinese School in Ireland as well as from other teaching organizations Mr Wu Xiaochuang First Secretary for the education section of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland Prof Wang Liming Director of the UCD CI Prof Cai Yongqiang Chinese Director of the UCD CI and

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    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 Contact Us UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4 Republic of Ireland Tel 353 1 716 3000 Fax 353 1 716 3030 E Mail china ucd ie Our offices are

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  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
    celebration from 7 00pm to 9 30pm The Spring Festival Gala to celebrate the Chinese New Year has become a popular annual event and 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

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  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
    bodies to evaluate their teaching standards and the effectiveness of their training provision Brief introduction to New YCT Test The Younth Learners Chinese Test YCT 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

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  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
    During the oral test sound recording devices are used Written Test Oral Test HSK Level 6 Advanced HSK Level 5 HSK Level 4 Intermediate HSK Level 3 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

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  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
    non native primary and secondary school students capability in applying Chinese language in their studies personal lives and work It consists of two independent parts a written 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

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  • Prof. Liming Wang Invited to Attend China’s “Two Meetings”
    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

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  • Prof. Liming Wang Invited to Attend China’s “Two Meetings”
    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 Historical view Analytical skill Accessing skill and Applied skill These two proposals were both published in the 51st Report of the CPPCC During the meeting Prof Liming Wang was interviewed by People cn

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