Laois & Kildare Education Centres, in conjunction with the UCD Confucius Institute, are offering courses for Irish teachers in Chinese
The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland (CII) is dedicated to the development of Chinese education in Ireland, to increase the number of teachers teaching Chinese, to strengthen these teachers' abilities in Chinese, and to improve the quality of Chinese teaching itself.
In order to cater for the growing demand of Chinese language and culture education in Irish schools, the UCD CII launched training programmes for Irish teachers in 2011. These programmes aim to help Irish teachers build an independent and sustainable capacity to teach Chinese modules in their schools.
Now, in conjunction with the Kildare and Laois Education Centres, this course will be delivered locally. The course is based on small class sizes, excellent rapport between the tutor and the participants and using practical everyday examples of language and culture.
Many participants from previous courses have gone on to take official Chinese examinations and many are now teaching Chinese in their own school.
Venue: Laois & Kildare Education Centres
The course will be held in Kildare Education Centre from November to January and will continue in the Laois Education Centre from February to May.
Laois Education Centre, Block Road, Portlaoise www.laoisedcentre.ie
Kildare Education Centre, Friary Road, Kildare Town www.eckildare.ie
UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, University College Dublin www.cii.ie