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Welcome Address

  • Siobhán Kelly
    As President of the Irish Association of Chinese Teaching I would like to welcome you to our website. Our association aims to promote and develop the teaching of Chinese language and culture in our schools. We also hope to strengthen international exchanges with other countries through our membership of the European Association of Chinese Teaching. I encourage you to join our association. As a member you will have access to a wide range of resources and materials. You may also avail of our organised cultural exchanges and trips to China. We will regularly communicate with our members regarding professional development events and courses. I look forward to meeting you at our events.


Diploma in Teaching Chinese

  • 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.Any teachers who are qualified to teach in schools in Ireland, or who are interested in working in a relevant areaand have passed the entry examination for this course held by Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD are eligible to apply for this course.