Why study our Mandarin Chinese Foundation Course?

We will introduce you to the latest language learning tools allowing you to learn Mandarin in depth and at speed.

You'll be part of our flipped classroom approach where you'll learn each weeks content at home in short homework sessions using our monitored online tool suite. Class time focuses on moulding the newly learned material into real life usage which can be readily reproduced with a natural fluency.

Your experienced tutor will give you insight into today's China, her political and business environment and of course her ancient culture and customs. Most importantly you will be shown why, culturally and philosophically, being Irish gives you an advantage in understanding and getting along with Chinese people.  

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course:

  •  You will have all the tools and skills you need to speak, read and type Mandarin up to HSK 3.  Having obtained HSK 1 and 2 along the way.

  •  Your Mandarin level will have exceeded the requirement specified in the Mandarin Leaving Cert Curriculum Higher Level.

  • You will have completed the majority of your coursework portfolio for Leaving Cert continual assessment.

  • You will have a good understanding of what the rise of China means for us and how to work well with Chinese society, culture and business. 
  • You will be fully equipped to continue learning Mandarin in the most efficient way possible.

What is the HSK Exam?

The HSK is the Chinese Government standardised "Chinese Proficiency Test".  It is the global standard for non-native students and overseas Chinese.




Details to be announced soon