Evening Courses

We offer a range of evening courses in Chinese language and culture, catering for students who wish to learn or improve their level of Chinese for business, social or  further studies purposes. The classes are offered on every Tuesday and Wednesday from 18.30-20.00 on the UCD Belfield Campus. All students from our evening course are welcomed to join our Chinese Corner for free!


l   A variety of course choices

We offer language courses for all Chinese language learners from beginner to advanced levels. We also provide cultural courses such as Chinese Painting and Chinese Calligraphy for our students. The evening courses run three terms a year, each lasting 10 weeks. 

Winter Term:    January to March

Spring Term:    April to June

 Autumn Term:  September to November 

All students are welcome to meet fellow Chinese enthusiasts and practice Chinese  in the Chinese Corner every Monday evening, from 18.30 to 20.30 in UCD. We prepared various topics and activities which can help you improve your Chinese, as well as getting to know China better! 

l   Professional and dedicated teaching team

Our experienced, native-speaking Chinese language teachers are selected and trained by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). They are motivated, enthusiastic and they are also great fun!

 l   Small classes

There is a low student-tutor ratio in our evening classes. The average number of students in each class is 4-10, so that each student can participate actively in class and progress quickly.

 l   Culture workshops

Our students are invited to experience Chinese culture in the workshops and activities launched by the UCD CII.

l   Students from all over the world

Our students have the opportunity to meet Chinese learners from all over the world. They can quickly gain confidence using the Chinese language in an international, relaxed, friendly and encouraging environment.


Contact details:

Our offices are open 09:30-17:30, Monday to Friday (excluding Irish public holidays).

UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland 

University College Dublin,Belfield, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland


The coordinator of evening course  

Ms Xuan Yang

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Time Table & Price List:

2019 Winter Courses

General Chinese Language Classes

Tuesday or Wednesday 18.30--20.00

 15 January - 20 March (10 weeks /15 hours)

VenueUCD Confucius Institute (Belfield Campus)

Course Name

Teaching Materials

 Entry Requirementsknowledge of Chinese

Chinese course for Beginners (1.1)

HSK Standard 1


Little or no Chinese

Chinese course for Beginners (1.2)

HSK Standard 1


Knowledge of Pinyin and a few basic structures

Chinese course for Post-beginners(2.1)

HSK Standard 2


Completed HSK level 1 /  knowledge of Pinyin  and some basic structuressuch as“是的”,“有”字句etc.

Chinese course for Post-beginners(2.2)

HSK Standard 2


Minimum 200 commonly used words and related grammar patterns, such as “ 已经the adverb of degree最”,the pair of conjunctions“因为所以…”etc.

Intermediate (3.1)

HSK Standard 3


Completed HSK level 2/ minimum 300 commonly used words

Intermediate (3.2)

HSK Standard 3


Minimum 400-500 commonly used wordsand related grammar patterns, such as verb+得”,the structure” 越来越”, “ verb+”, etc.

Intermediate (3.3)

HSK Standard 3


Minimum 500-600 commonly used wordsand related grammar patterns, such as verb+得”,comparative sentence ”A B +…很多/一点儿”, the structure“ ” , etc.

Intermediate (4.1)

HSK Standard 4 ()

Completed HSK level 3/minimum 600 commonly used words, basic level of daily communications in Chinese.

Intermediate (4.2)

HSK Standard 4


Minimum 800 commonly used words, basic level of daily communications  in Chinese .

Business /Advanced Chinese

HSK standard 5/supplementary  materials

Completed HSK level 4/ minimum 1000 commonly used words, ability to communicate in Chinese in their daily lives


Chinese Culture Classes

Tuesday or Wednesday 18.30--20.00

 15 January - 20 March (10 weeks /15 hours)

VenueUCD Confucius Institute (Belfield Campus)

Course Name

Brief Introduction

Instructor Information


Chinese Calligraphy

This is a skills orientated course starting with the origins of Chinese characters and the art of Chinese calligraphy. It acquaints students with the characteristics of the Official Script, focusing on the basic strokes and forms of written Chinese characters. Students will learn to concentrate on the movement of the brush. The emphasis is on the techniques, methods and practice of brush writing.

Our experienced and enthusiastic teachers are established Chinese calligraphers. Due to their vast experience in teaching Chinese calligraphy, our teachers will create a comfortable atmosphere in which you can learn the ins and outs of this art. All participants will get personal assistance and the opportunity to fulfill their own wishes within this course.


Traditional Chinese Ink Painting


The course is for students with minimum experience, allowing them to learn basic techniques including how to handle the Chinese painting brush with ink and color, to execute brush strokes professionally as well as to develop skills in drawing different subjects.

Ms. Chunzhu Wang, graduated with a BA Hons Arts Degree in the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). She is skilled in Chinese Ink Art and how to master and work with the different materials and inks. she has lectured in Chinese ink art in UCD CII for almost 4 years


Tai Chi Made Fun and Easy

This course is for students who wish to develop great fitness, health, longevity and inner peace through Tai-chi.

Mr.Qiyuan Huang, started to practice Chinese traditional martial art at the age of 11. He majored in the styles of southern traditional martial art inherited from family and learned Chen style and Yang style of Tai-chi from renowned masters.

The Introduction of Chinese Medicine

This course introduces the basic concepts, theories, methods underlying acupuncture and and Chinese herbal medicine to students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of Chinese medicine.

Doctor Su pin Chen, a senior Acupuncture Consultant Director of Shanghai Acupuncture College Ireland,  Executive Council member of European Association of Head Acupuncture, she has been practicing in Ireland since 1985.




 Price List

Free Registration

Course Name  



General Chinese Language Class

10 weeks


Chinese Culture Class

10 weeks


 Discounts are offered fordiscounts cannot be combined:

1. Returning Students

€ 120

2. UCD students, Alumni and Staff

€ 105

3. Senior Citizen

€ 105

4. Bring a Friend and enjoy 50% off

€ 75

*Please bring your online payment receipt / Check and Photo ID when you first come to the class.

*Course books cost €25( Textbook+ Workbook), and can be purchased when you come to the class.

*After the second class, no refunds will be granted. Course book fees are not refundable.

* We don't take cash.

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