The 2nd European Chinese Language Teaching Association International Symposium

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This second international symposium is jointly organized by the European Association of Chinese Teaching (EACT) together with its Irish branch association and the Confucius Institute at UCD, Ireland. It aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from around Europe and beyond to push forward the discipline of teaching Chinese as a second language (TCSL) both from the European perspective and the efforts around the world. It will also be another opportunity for professionals around Europe and world to explore the development of Chinese teaching and the issues confronted, to facilitate and promote relevant research, and to provide an international platform for the further development of teaching Chinese as a second language as a discipline of its own right.








The 2nd International Symposium of the 

European Association of Chinese Teaching (EACT):


Pushing Forward the Discipline of Chinese as a Second Language

 –  European Efforts in the World Context



The symposium invites and welcomes academics, practitioners and scholars to exchange and share their research and views, so as to further develop both the teaching practice and research in the learning and teaching of Chinese in Europe.


The symposium will take place between 12 and 13 April 2019 and will be hosted by the UCD Confucius Institute, Dublin, Ireland. The submitted abstracts will be reviewed by an expert panel, and each chosen paper will have a 20 minutes slot for presentation, including questions and answers, at the symposium. The organisers also welcome all interested colleagues to attend without presenting papers.


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Symposium registration fee:

The symposium registration fees is € 100 (€ 25 for EACT members). The fee includes the symposium information pack, snack lunch, and tea and coffee. The participants will cover all other costs themselves. 

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*We are organizing a conference dinner for the evening of 12th April. The conference exclusive rate for the attendees is 30 Euro per person as to the full rate of 50 Euro. The host institute will cover 20 Euro for you. Please tick the box when you register and make a payment of 30 Euro as well as your registration fee by 28th Feb 2019.*



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⦁Radisson Blu St Helens Hotel Dublin ( 1.1km)   (

⦁Talbot Hotel Stillorgan  (1.5km) (

⦁Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge (Formerly Bewleys)  (1.9km) (

⦁Ballsbridge Hotel (2 km) (

⦁Clayton Hotel Burlington Road  (2km)(

You may find details of travelling to Dublin via ( 

Travelling to UCD, Belfield Campus can be found via (

Conference Registration Venue: UCD O Reilly Hall, Belfield Campus

Conference Venue: 

⦁UCD Sutherland School of Law, Belfield Campus

⦁UCD Confucius Institute, UCD Belfield

 Please find the venues via UCD map (


Optional city tour on Sunday 14 Apr 9.00-12.00

We are organizing a fee paying half day city tour, itinerary below, at 40 euro per person. Please tick the box when you register and make a payment of 40 Euro as well as your registration fee by 28th Feb 2019.  

⦁Visit Georgian style Merrion Square. It was laid out in 1762 and was largely complete by the end of 19th Century.  Leinster House, Government Buildings, Natural history Museum and the National Gallery are all on the west side. 

⦁Visit Guinness Storehouse, learn about the history, culture of the “black Stuff” at the Guinness Visitor Centre, complimentary pint of Guinness and 360-degree views from the 7th-floor Gravity Bar 

⦁Visit Phoenix Park, one of the largest walled city parks in Europe。

⦁Visit the exterior of Dublin Castle, until 1922 the seat of British rule in Ireland and now an Irish government complex.

(the tour is only applicable for min.10 people and above & fee excluding entrance tickets if require)

Please find the visa apply information for those of you require visa application to Ireland. 


Visa application info from Visa office, Embassy of Ireland as below:

Chinese nationals require an Irish visa, but the fee is waived in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Visa Waiver programme

Please see the website for how to apply, processing times, supporting documents, etc.:

A list of frequently asked questions can be found at this list may address some of your queries.

Please note processing times for visa applications lodged directly in our office take seven working days to be finalized.  Postal applications take 15 working days.  We are unable to process applications faster than these turnaround times so please ensure your invitees apply for their visa in time. 


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