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HSK online exam

Category: Test / October 27, 2020

HSK & HSKK Home-based Online Exams   Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, and in order to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the lives and health of examinees and test center staff, some overseas offline Chinese tests have been postponed or cancelled. However, in order to meet the needs of students in taking such tests, Chinese Testing International has launched a home-based online test of Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK, HSKK). (In case there are inconsistencies between the Chinese and English notifications, please refer to the Chinese version.Click)   The relevant arrangements and requirements for the tests are as follows:   I. Time arrangement and inquiries   Exam time: October 31st, 2020 (Beijing time) Deadline for registration: October 16th, 2020 (Beijing time) Inquiries email:

The Online "Chinese Bridge" Competition in 2020

Category: Events / October 27, 2020

  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and official advice of the Irish Government and Health Service Executive, the 2020 "Chinese Bridge" competition in Ireland that was initially scheduled in April 2020 had to be postponed. We are conscious that many of you would like to participate the competition at this time. We are endeavoring to ensure that a virtual platform for the competition can be provided over the coming months.  Read more...

UCD Confucius Institute holds Online Farewell Party for Outgoing Chinese Teachers

Category: News / October 27, 2020

On the afternoon of June 26th, UCD Confucius Institute held an online farewell party for outgoing Chinese teachers. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the farewell party was changed from the usual face-to-face tea ceremony to an online meeting for the first time. The party was hosted by volunteer Chinese teacher, Ms. Guiting Du. Present at the party were more than 40 teachers and staff of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, including Professor Liming Wang, UCD CII Director, Mr. Wei Zhang, UCD CII Chinese Director. The achievements and successes of the CII family over the past year were reviewed and celebrated during the party. Read more...

Professional Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture (Level 8, Pathway to M.A.)

Category: Degree Programmes / October 27, 2020

  Programme Overview This course is designed to meet the growing demands of Chinese teaching and learning in schools in Ireland. For teachers who have already mastered the pedagogy in Irish schools but do not have sufficient knowledge of Chinese language and culture, this course will provide them with the opportunity to develop and enhance their competence in teaching Chinese language and culture in schools. (e.g. Junior Cycle Short Course in Chinese Language and Culture and/or Transition Year Chinese Culture and Language Studies.) Any teachers who are qualified to teach in schools in Ireland, or who are interested in working in a relevant area and have passed the entry examination for this course held by Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD are eligible to apply for this course. Please note: Qualification requirements for teaching Leaving Certificate Mandarin Chinese will be determined by Teaching Council of Ireland. Please see www.teachingcouncil.ie for more informaiton. Duration 1 year part-time Qualification Awarded For the students who have successfully completed the programme, an award GPA is calculated and a professional diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture in School is awarded. Awarding Institution/Body Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD in conjunction with UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Entry requirements This programme is designed for those who hold a teaching qualification for teaching in secondary schools or who are interested in working in a relevant area and have passed the entry examination which is equivalent to Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) level 2 or above and grasp 300 Chinese characters (click below to see details). All applicants who meet these criteria are eligible for consideration for an offer. Fees €3,095 Scholarships Students can apply for the scholarship provided by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) which will partially cover your tuition fees. Curriculum This one-year part time course comprises three modules: Teaching Chinese Language and Culture I (semester 1) Teaching Chinese Language and Culture II (semester 2) Chinese Teaching Methodology and Practice I (semester 3)

M.A. in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture

Category: Degree Programmes / October 27, 2020

  Programme Overview This course is designed to meet the growing demand for teaching Chinese language and culture in Irish post primary schools. For teachers who have already mastered the pedagogy in Irish schools but do not have sufficient knowledge of Chinese language and culture, this course will provide them with the opportunity to develop and enhance their competence in teaching Chinese language and culture in schools.(e.g. Junior Cycle Short Course in Chinese Language and Culture and/or Transition Year Chinese Culture and Language Studies.) Please note: Qualification requirements for teaching Leaving Certificate Mandarin Chinese will be determined by Teaching Council of Ireland. Please see www.teachingcouncil.ie for more informaiton. Duration One-year full-time or two-year part-time (Level 9, 90 ECT credits). Qualification Awarded For the students who have successfully completed the programme, an award GPA is calculated and a MA in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture is awarded. Awarding Institution/Body Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD in conjunction with UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland. Entry requirements a nationally recognised teaching qualification as set out by the Irish Teaching Council AND a qualification, such as the UCD (Level 8) Professional Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture, AND Chinese language proficiency at upper intermediate level. or a 2H1 honours degree at Level 8 (or equivalent) in Chinese Studies or other relevant subject area AND Chinese language proficiency at upper intermediate level. Fees EU Full Time Fee €7,315 EU Part Time Fee €4,390 Scholarships Students can apply for the scholarship provided by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) which will partially cover their tuition fees. Curriculum This is a new Masters pathway programme with three exits: Upon completing 40 credits students will be awarded 'Graduate Certificate in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture' (Level 9). Upon completing 70 students will be awarded 'Graduate Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture' (Level 9). Upon completing 90 credits, students will be awarded 'MA in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture' (Level 9). Course Details Year One (Part-time) Code Title Credit CHN40080 Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 3 10 CHN40090 Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 4 10 CHN40100 Chinese Teaching Methodology 2 10 CHN40110 Teacher's Training in China 10    Year Two (Part-time) Code Title Credit CHN40060 Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 5 10 CHN40010 Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 6 10 CHN40120 Chinese Teaching Methodology 3 10 CHN40130 Project on Teaching Chinese 20   Contact Programme coordinator: Dr Lan Li, 

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