Benefits of Membership

  • Information and Access to a huge range of teaching resourcesfrom calligraphy pens to swords and cards to kites
  • Members will receive an upgraded Teaching Pack
  • Members will have access to a members only section on the website, where there will be a forum for group discussion
  • Network of Irish and Chinese contacts to share best practice tips and expertise
  • Regular countrywide events from lectures,  gala dinners, discussion groups, workshops, movies, cultural gatherings, Chinese music and martial arts
  • Quarterly e-newsletter sent direct to your inbox, called “zhongguo xinwen”, which will feature articles on Chinese language and culture, news, competitions, publications, poetry and food recipes
  • Many teachers of Chinese have already had fact-finding trips to China, and members can get information on future study excursions to China
  • A comprehensive guide to textbooks, workbooks, flashcards, C.D.s, D.V.D.s  and other teaching materials is available to members
  • An Annual Conference to be held at a succession of various venues around the country to coincide with the Chinese New Year/Spring Festival
  • Priority tickets to IACT members for  the Annual Spring Gala, traditionally held in the National Conference Centre Dublin
  • Exclusive invitation to the official opening, in 2017, of the brand new state-of-the-art Confucius Institute Building on the U.C.D. campus.


Please register your membership in HERE.


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.