Evening Language Courses

Contact & Registration Form

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

PLACES ARE LIMITED AND WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST-COME , FIRST-SERVED BASIS. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JANUARY 10th 2018.

Where:

University College Cork

When:

All evening courses start week commencing 15th January 2018, for 10 weeks, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost:

€180 (€160 for UCC staff and students)

Registration Form Evening Courses

Online Payment

 

E-mail:

asian-languages@ucc.ie



 

Childrens Chinese Classes

2018 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:       14 January 2018 (8 weeks)

Time:             1-3pm

Venue:            ORB G39 (ORB 137 on 11th Feb only)

Cost:              €60

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

Application forms are available here: 
Childrens Chinese registration form

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

If you have any question, please contact Dr. Xiaohong Xu

email: xu.xiaohong@ucc.ie

Tel: 021-420-5153

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

 

 

Arabic

Modern Standard Arabic: Beginners

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: Monday 15th January (for 10 weeks)

Time:   6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: O’Rahilly Building G39

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

 

Chinese

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 17th January 2018 (for 10 weeks)

Time:   6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: Aras na Laoi G19

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

 

Chinese: Beginners 2

Aimed at graduates of the Beginners course.

Start Date: Wednesday 17th January 2018 (for 10 weeks)

Time:   6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: O'Rahilly Building G39

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

Japanese

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 15th January 2018 (for 10 weeks)

Time:   6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: West Wing 9

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


 
Japanese Beginners 2

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

Start Date: Wednesday 17th January 2018 (for 10 weeks)

Time:   6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Venue: Brookfield Health Sciences G18

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

 

 

Korean

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 17th January 2018 (for 10 weeks)

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

Venue: Western Gateway 301


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 15th January 2018 (for 10 weeks)

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

Venue: O’Rahilly Building G40


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

 

 

Persian

Beginners Persian Language Course

Persian (Farsi) language is the official language of Iran and is also widely spoken in Afghanistan (Dari), Tajikistan (Tajik), and the Pamir mountain region. Today, there are more than 120 million Persian speakers worldwide. Persian language is an Indo-European language, related to English and French, but written in an Arabic script. It is one of the world's oldest languages, a standard and well-known language. The Epic of Kings (Shahnamehe Ferdowsi), the Robaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Divan of Hafiz, poems of Saadi, and the Mathnawi of Rumi are the famous works of Persian literature.
 
This Persian language course provides a foundation in the four skills of the language (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a task-based, learner-centred, communicational and interactive method enriched with authentic culture. It emphasis on oral proficiency, writing skills and the sound system.
 

Schedule:         Wednesday 17th January 2018 (10 weeks)

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

Venue:             Bloomfield Terrace 8 G01

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

Hebrew

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:       Thursday 18th January 2018 (10 weeks)

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

Venue:             O'Rahilly Building G40

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

 

 

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