Evening Language Courses

Evening courses open to all in Arabic, Nepali, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

PLACES ARE LIMITED AND WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST-COME , FIRST-SERVED BASIS. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS January 26th 2017.

Where:

University College Cork

When:

All evening courses start week commencing 30th January 2017, for 10 weeks, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:

€180 (€160 for UCC staff and students)

Contact: Eimear Corcoran
E-mail: eimear.corcoran@ucc.ie
T: +353 21 4903326

Evening language course application form (29kB)

Modern Standard Arabic: Beginners

Complete beginners or those who already have a basic knowledge of the Arabic language are most welcome to join this evening course. An expert native speaker will offer intensive training in developing communication, reading and writing skills in the Arabic language. Students will learn to speak, read and write basic words and phrases. Aspects of language and culture will be introduced to give participants background information on the Arab-Muslim world.

Start Date: Tuesday 31st January (10 weeks)

Time:      6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: Carrigside 3 G01

Cost:               €180 for external applicants; €160 UCC staff/registered student

 

 

Chinese: Beginners

This course provides students with basic skills in Chinese language including speaking, listening, reading and writing. By the end of the course, students will have acquired a vocabulary of around 100 Chinese characters which will enable them to read and write and have simple conversations in Mandarin. Complete beginners or those with some knowledge of Chinese welcome.

Start date: Wednesday 1st February (10 weeks)

Time:      6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: Carrigside 3 G01

Cost:               €180 for external applicants; €160 UCC staff/registered student

 

Chinese: Improvers

Aimed at graduates of the Beginners course.

Start Date: Wednesday 1st February (10 weeks)

Time:      6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: ASK G01

Cost:               €180 for external applicants; €160 UCC staff/registered student

Chinese Language and Culture for Children

It provides children (of different ages) with basic skills in the Chinese language including speaking, listening, reading and writing and offers some general knowledge about China and Chinese culture. By the end of the course, children will be able to read and write some simple Chinese sentences and phrases and make simple conversations in Mandarin.

Start Date:     8th October (8 weeks)

Time:              1-3pm

Venue:            ORB G38 (ORB 203 on November 26 only)

Cost:               €60

The closing date for registration for this course is Friday 30th September. Registration forms are available on our website

Please note this course is subject to a minimum number of 5.

Application forms are available here:
Childrens Chinese registration form (34kB)

Please complete and return via email to y.xia@ucc.ie or post to the below address. Payment can be made at the first class.

If you have more specific questions please contact Mr. Yongbin Xia:

email: y.xia@ucc.ie

Tel: 021-420-5153

UCC Confucius Institute
Room 335
O'Rahilly Building
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

Japanese: Beginners

This introductory Japanese course uses interactive and learner-centered approaches to provide students with a both an enjoyable learning experience and a practical foundation in both the spoken and written Japanese language. There is an emphasis on developing basic skills, which would be useful if visiting Japan or meeting a Japanese person for the first time. The course will also provide an introduction to both traditional and current aspects of Japanese culture and society. Absolute beginners and those with some knowledge of Japanese language welcome.

Start Date: Monday 30th January  (10 weeks)

Time:      6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: West Wing 3

Cost:               €180 for external applicants; €160 UCC staff/registered student
 
Japanese Language: Improvers

This course is aimed at those who have completed the Beginners course.

Start Date: Wednesday 1st February  (10 weeks)

Time:      6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: SAF G01

Cost:               €180 for external applicants; €160 UCC staff/registered student

 

Japanese Improvers 2 :


Start Date: Thursday 2nd February (10 weeks)
Time:   6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: West Wing 3

 

 

 

 

 

Korean: Beginners

This introductory Korean course uses interactive and learner-centered approaches to provide students with a both an enjoyable learning experience and a practical foundation in both the spoken and written Korean language. There is an emphasis on developing basic skills, which would be useful if visiting Korea or meeting a Korean person for the first time. Absolute beginners and those with some knowledge of Korean language welcome.

Start Date: Wednesday 1st February (10 weeks)

Time: 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: AL G19

Cost:               €180 for external applicants; €160 UCC staff/registered student

Korean: Improvers

This course aims to improve the skills acquired during the beginner’s course. The classes will continue to focus on conversation, while introducing more complex grammar structures, and different levels of language register. Students will also acquire a much larger vocabulary and be able to use different tenses.  

Start Date: Monday 30th January (10 weeks)

Time: 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: West Wing 7

Cost:               €180 for external applicants; €160 UCC staff/registered student

Our Korean Language teachers are fully qualified and provided by the Academy of Korean Studies. For more specific information about the Korean Courses please contact Dr. Kevin Cawley - K.Cawley@ucc.ie

 

 

Beginners Hebrew

 

Instructor: Rola (Hamed) Abu Zeid – O'Neill

Contact details:

r.azoneill@ucc.ie

 

 

Course format: 8 Week evening course.

 

The class meets once a week for two and half hours. The class will consist of brief lectures on grammar, followed by various speaking, writing, and reading exercises.

 

 

 

Course structure and goals:

 

This course intended for adult students of all ages, whose mother tongue is not Hebrew and who neither speak, read or write Hebrew. Participants will be introduced to Modern Hebrew through the progressive study of the alphabet, vocabulary, syntax and grammar.

 

 

 

The classes will focus on speaking, reading and writing in Modern Hebrew. Throughout the course students will learn the Hebrew alphabet (Aleph Bet) and vowels, and acquire 300 words in Hebrew used in basic conversation on a variety of topics.

 

 

 

At the end of the course the students will have acquired the following competencies:

 

master the Hebrew alphabet in reading and writing

 

have a basic vocabulary of 300 words useful to his/her personal life.

 

know how to express basic feelings and emotions.

 

know how to construct basic sentences in Hebrew.

 

know how to use proper gender usage to a certain degree as well as understand the usage of basic verbs and nouns.

 

know how to read short texts.

 

know how to write short, simple sentences.

 

 

 

Textbook:

 

There is no textbook, handouts will be distributed each week.

 

 

Start Date:       Tuesday 31st January (10 weeks)

Time:               6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue:             SAF G01

Cost:               €180 for external applicants; €160 UCC staff/registered student

 

 

Nepali

Nepali: Beginners

This introductory Nepali course uses a communicative and student-centred approach which, focusing on the spoken aspects of the language, aims at offering an enjoyable learning as well as socialising experience. The course will provide basic and practical notions of Nepali language and will enable students to effectively interact in daily-life conversations. Emphasis will be placed on contextualised spoken exercises to be practised in class, rather than written assignments or homework. A general introduction to the socio-cultural context of Nepal will also be provided in order to facilitate and inspire students’ learning. The course is aimed at anyone who has interest in visiting Nepal either as a tourist, a volunteer, or a humanitarian worker, as well as at UCC students and other participants who are curious and want to know more about this vibrant and multicultural Himalayan country.  

Start Date: Thursday 2nd February (10 weeks)

Time: 6.30-8.30

Venue: West Wing 4

Cost:      €180 for external applicants; €160 UCC staff/registered student

 

 

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