Chinese Language Training for Irish Secondary School Teachers

Introduction

This free training course is designed for Irish teachers who have no previous knowledge of Chinese, and are interested in teaching Chinese language and culture in schools. It is aimed at helping Irish teachers build their language capacity and basic skills for teaching Chinese. Students who completed the training courses should have the language capacity to pass the entrance examination of the Professional Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture.

 

 

Venue and time

Class for 2016/17 will run from September 2016 till May 2017, 1.5 hours per week, for 30 weeks.

Next enrolment is September 2017.

 

Venue

Class time

Starting date

1.        Dublin

Tuesday evenings, 18:30-20:00

13th September 2016

2.        Galway

Wednesday evenings, 18:30-20:00

14th September 2016

3.        Kildare

Wednesday evenings, 18:30-20:00

14th September 2016

4.        Online

Tuesday evenings, 18:30-20:00

13th September 2016

 

Venue 1: University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

Venue 2: Galway Education Centre, Cluain Mhuire, Monivea Road, Well Park, Galway

Venue 3: Kildare Education Centre, Friary Road, Kildare Town, Kildare

Venue 4: Online. (Online class is carried out via Google Hangout. You will need a computer/laptop with reliable internet connection. A camera and headphone will maximize your learning effect. Using smart phone or iPad is not recommended for online class.)

  

Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to:

·       Talk about topics related to daily and school life, such as oneself, friends, family, food, time and weather, job, hobby, transport and travel;

·       Recognize 250 words of core vocabulary;

·       Lay a good foundation for further study of Chinese. Students who completed the training course should achieve the language proficiency required to pass the entrance examination of the Professional Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture. (http://www.cii.ie/course/degree-programmes/diploma-in-teaching-chinese)

 

Textbook and Online Resource

Happy Chinese is a complete learning programme specifically created for teaching beginner Chinese to young students. It is fully backed up by multimedia courseware which focuses on the training of Chinese communicative competence and on motivating learners by providing various exercises and games within each lesson. It helps the learners form a solid foundation for their further studies.

Online resource: http://edu.chinese.cn/en-us/onlinelearning/node_22521.htm

Textbook and other learning materials are available for purchase on the day of first class.

 

 Certificate and Qualification 

A final exam will be arranged following completion of the course. Students will receive a certificate of completion based on attendance and final exam result. 

 

Register Online

 

 

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