On 30 November 2012, nearly 50 students attended their evening course Graduation Ceremony in UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland (CII), and proudly received their graduation certificates.
Since 2006, more than 1500 students have benefited from the evening courses offered by CII. These courses include Mandarin Chinese in beginner, post-beginner, intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced levels, Chinese culture and society, Chinese business culture and Chinese calligraphy.
A delicious Chinese food reception was served at the graduation ceremony. CII teachers briefly introduced Chinese table manners and helped the students to learn about Chinese food culture. A Chinese karaoke competition was held after the ceremony, where the Irish showed they can put in great performances with a microphone too, singing both English and Chinese songs with their Chinese teachers well into the night.