(A Joint program of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and Aihua Chinese School)
Since its inception in 2006, the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland has been dedicated to the promotion of Chinese culture and Chinese language learning. With ten years of development and experience, the Institute has grown into the centre of excellence with a specialised platform for Chinese language and culture learning in Ireland. Aihua Chinese School, founded in 2004, has accumulated rich experiences in teaching Chinese to children over the past decade. To meet increasing market demands and parents’ wishes, at the beginning of 2016, the two parties decided to join hands to launch a flagship Chinese learning program called Dublin Confucius Classroom for Children.
Dublin Confucius Classroom for Children provides a wide range of Chinese courses all year long. They focus on teaching Mandarin, pinyin (i.e., Chinese phonics) and hanzi (i.e., Chinese characters) by enhancing students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Introductions and experiences of various aspects of Chinese culture are also provided throughout the courses.
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 with fun learning materials such as drawing, stories, nursery rhymes, poems and games. Children will most definitely progress in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
Enrollment has commenced and all children over five years of age are welcome.
Target Students: Children from native Chinese Speaking families
Course focus: Reading and writing, further enhancement of verbal and written communications, understanding Chinese culture and of the ability to compare and analyse Irish and Chinese culture.
Beginner’s Level: speaking and reading
Intermediate Level: vocabulary, public speaking and writing. Advanced Level: advanced vocabulary, advanced public speaking and writing skills
Target Students: Children from non-native Chinese speaking families
Course focus: listening and speaking, gradual enhancement of verbal and written communication, understanding Chinese culture and communications with Chinese people.
Beginner’s Level: speaking and reading, fun learning
Intermediate Level: vocabulary, speaking and writing.
Advanced Level: public speaking, reading and writing skills
Class hours: 2pm - 4pm on Saturdays
First Term: 10/09/2016 -17/12/2016 (excluding public holiday: 05/11/2016 )
Second Term: 14/01/2017-27/05/2016 (excluding public holidays: 07/01/2017, 25/02/17, 15/04/17, 22/04/17)
Location: Belfield campus, UCD
Fees: €260 for the whole year (30 sessions); €150 for each term (15 sessions).
Discount price for the second child or other children from the same family: €240 for the whole year (30 sessions); €140 for each term (15 sessions)
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Phone registration: 01 716 3000