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!

WHY CHOOSE US?

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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Timetable & Price List ( 2019 Autumn )

Chinese Language & Culture Classes

Tuesday or Wednesday 18.30--20.00

 24 Sep - 26 Nov (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

(lesson1-8) 

Little or no Chinese

Online course learning materials will be provided

Chinese course for Beginners (1.2)

HSK Standard 1

(lesson9-15)

Knowledge of Pinyin and a few basic structures.

Chinese course for Post-beginners(2.1)

HSK Standard 2

(lesson1-5)

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

(lesson6-10)

Minimum 150 commonly used words and related grammar patterns, such as “ 已经the adverb of degree“ 最”.

Chinese course for Post-beginners(2.3)

HSK Standard 2

(lesson11-15)

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

Intermediate (3.1)

HSK Standard 3

(lesson1-7)

Completed HSK level 2/ minimum 300 commonly used words

Intermediate (3.2)

HSK Standard 3

(lesson8-14)

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

(lesson15-20)

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

Course Name

Time

Course Description

Chinese Painting

Every Wednesday

This 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 to draw different subjects.

 

Tuesday 18.30--20.00

 24 September - 26 November (10 weeks /15 hours)

VenueUCD Confucius Institute (Belfield Campus)

Course Name

Teaching Materials

Teacher

Venue ( class room)

Chinese course for Beginners  1.1

HSK Standard 1

(lesson1-8)

Ms. Xuan Yang

UCD Confucius Institute

Chinese course for Post-beginners 2.1

HSK Standard 2

(lesson1-5)

Ms. Xixi Yang

UCD Confucius Institute

Chinese course for Post-beginners 2.2

HSK Standard 2

(lesson6-10)

Ms. Zhiduo Qian

UCD Confucius Institute

Chinese course for Post-beginners 2.3

HSK Standard 2

(lesson11-15)

Ms. Mingxue Liu

UCD Confucius Institute

Intermediate 3.1

HSK Standard 3

(lesson1-7)

Ms. Mingli Li 

UCD Confucius Institute

Intermediate 3.2

HSK Standard 3

(lesson8-14)

Ms.Guiting Du

 

UCD Confucius Institute

Intermediate 3.3

HSK Standard 3

(lesson15-20)

Ms. Liting Pan

UCD Confucius Institute

Intermediate 4.1 (Old Class)

HSK Standard 4

()

Ms. Mingli Li

UCD Confucius Institute

Business /Advanced Chinese

HSK Standard 5 /supplementary  materials

  Ms. Kangting Zhang

UCD Confucius Institute

Tues: 24th September, 1st October, 8th October, 15th October, 22nd October, 29th October, 5th November, 12th November, 19th November, 26th November

 

Wednesday 18.30--20.00

 25 September - 27 November (10 weeks /15 hours)

VenueUCD Confucius Institute (Belfield Campus)

Course Name

Teaching Materials

Teacher

Venue ( class room)

Chinese course for Beginners 1.1

HSK Standard 1

(lesson1-8)

  Ms. Xue Wu

UCD Confucius

 Institute

Chinese course for Beginners 1.2

HSK Standard 1

(lesson9-15)

  Ms. Xianshu Shen

UCD Confucius

Institute

Chinese course for Post-beginners2.1

HSK Standard 2

(lesson1-8)

  Ms. Tingting Yu 

UCD Confucius

Institute

Intermediate 4.1  ( New Class)

HSK Standard 4

()

  Ms. Yao Lu

UCD Confucius

Institute

Intermediate 4.2

HSK Standard 4

()

  Ms. Yu Zhu

 

UCD Confucius

Institute

Course Name

Teaching Materials

Teacher

Assistant

Chinese painting ink and paper

 

 

Ms. Chunzhu

Wang

 

Ms. Mingxue Liu


  
 

Wed:  25th September, 2nd October, 9th October, 16th October, 23rd October, 30th October, 6th November, 13th November, 20th November, 27th November

 

Chinese Evening Course Culture Workshops 

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.

Chinese Ink Painting

 

This course is for art lovers everywhere. All levels from beginner and upwards are welcome. The class is taught by a highly qualified and experienced teacher who has qualified in the field of Art in both China & Ireland can cater for all types of groups.

 

The class will aim to teach you in the following areas:

1) Basic techniques of Chinese ink painting

2) How to handle and develop your skills while using Chinese ink

3) How to introduce colour into your paintings

4) Learn and understand about the materials used in Chinese ink painting

5) How to execute the perfect brush strokes

6) Improve your drawing technique and styles while using Chinese ink

 

In addition to joining the course you will also have some fun and make some new friends along the way and learn Chinese and Chinese culture.

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 Confucius Institute for almost 4 years.

  

Tai Chi Made Fun and Easy

This course is designed to teach students the ancient practices of Chinese traditional martial arts, to learn about the history, philosophy and cultures of Kungfu, mainly focused on Taichi. This course is suitable for beginners and improvers.

 

Aims & objectives:

1) To enable the student to maintain good health.

2) To practice mental health.

3) To possess emotional stability.

4) To integrate moral values into your life.

5) To attain a higher level of consciousness.

6) To develop the ability to experience energy flow through your body

7) To develop good fitness

8) To build longevity

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

  

Everyday Chinese Medicine

This course explores the fundamental concepts, theories and methods underlying Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is suitable for all students who are interested in Chinese medicine and Chinese culture.

Aims & objectives:

1) To understanding the basic theory of Chinese

medicine and compare it to the principle of

western medicine.

2) To understand the roles of Chinese herbs

in treating skin conditions, hormonal disorders, digestive problems, gynecological conditions and much more.

3) To relieve pain, improve energy, reduces stress and anxiety by experiencing acupuncture

4) To reduce the pain and disorders in neck, shoulders, hips, back, arms, highs, legs and ankle by experiencing Tui Na medical massage.

5) To develop a self-care plan according to body

constitution, using the practice of food therapy.

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 for Chinese Language and Culture classes

Free Registration

Course Name  

Duration

Price

Language Class

Chinese course for Beginners (1.1)

10 weeks

175

Other Language classes

10 weeks

150

Culture Class

10 weeks

150

Culture Workshop

1.5 hours

15

 Discounts are offered fordiscounts cannot be combined:

1. Returning Students

20% off

2. UCD students, Alumni and Staff

30% off

3. Senior Citizen

30% off

4. Bring a Friend and enjoy 50% off

50% off

*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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