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 second working meeting for Confucius Classrooms on 10th of March, 2016. The total of twety four people, including directors and teacher representatives from UCD Confucius Institute, principles and coordinators in charge of the Confucius Classrooms, attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Professor Liming Wang briefed all participants on the current situation of initial and annual funding of the Confucius Classrooms in 2015 and how to apply for annual funding and projects in 2016. This was followed by a thorough and constructive discussion on how to introduce Chinese language into the full Junior and Senior Circle curiculum as well as the Leaving Cert. subject. Principles and coordinators have had better understanding on the operation of Confucius Classrooms through discussion at the meeting and will continuely work with UCD Confucius Institute to promote Chinese at the level education. Professor Liming Wang also presented the progress of the New Building of Model Confucius Institute. Then, the principles and coordinators shared their experience in operating Confucius Classrooms.
Since 2010 when the first Confucius Classroom was established, UCD Confucius Institute has now set up eight Confucius Classrooms in total. The working meeting results in a better understanding between UCD Confucius Institute and its Confucius Classrooms. It is benificial for further cooperation of both sides and the development of promoting Chinese language in Ireland.