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The silver lining of pandemic in 2020

News and updates from the Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese.
Read this blog by school director Evan Furlong to find out more about how her school transformed during the pandemic.

Looking back to the last two and a half unprecedented months, if your jobs are not affected or living alone, to most people, it’s a blessing in disguise.  We spent more time with family whether it’s a good or bad thing (ie it’s a bad thing with my teenager but a good thing for me), we have a greener earth and we all learned a thing or two with taking up tasks virtually or differently.  Personally I feel great to get out and walk everywhere within the restriction limit with the family.  We actually talk to family and friends more than ever in this technology age.

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Likewise in running the Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese, our classes carried on with thanks to technology so that learning can take place at home.  Many families spend their Saturdays on heritage language education and some of them would spend an equal amount of time in commuting to and from the limited services across the country.  It’s much easier for families like these to access such services remotely which we will be launching for September 2020.  Watch this space.  As part of the learning of our culture, we challenge our students to take part in paper cutting, traditional arts, brush painting, culinary skills, trying out food, and learn about our traditional festivals etc. 
This remains a huge challenge to deliver online.

Thanks to many organisations such as Mother Tongues, the Overseas Community and Council Affair and Hua Hsia Chinese school in the UK, we’ve learnt & shared new tricks on teaching online.

We regret to inform you that the #TOCFL and #CCCC tests will be postponed until September due to the outbreaks of #Covid19.  The good news is that you’ll have time to prepare! Check out our website for more information.

Evan Furlong

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Lezioni di italiano: Language Explorers ITALIANO

lezioni di italianoIl team di Mother Tongues è lieto di annunciare il lancio di un corso di italiano per bambini, chiamato Language Explorers ITALIANO che si svolgerà presso il Perrystown Community Centre.
Si tratta di un ciclo di 13 lezioni di italiano per bambini madrelingua. Questo gruppo comprende bambini che hanno appreso l’italiano in Italia e bambini che lo hanno appreso in Irlanda. L’obiettivo di questo corso è di affrontare tematiche multidisciplinari usando la lingua italiana, lavorando su compentenze orali e scritte come delineato dal MIUR nel contesto della scuola primaria italiana. Tratteremo temi di arte, storia, geografia, scienze e scienze sociali. I temi trattati verrano scelti in base agli interessi dei bambini e non in base ad un programma o ad un libro. Le classi hanno un numero massimo di 8 partecipanti per fare sì che ogni bambino possa seguire un percorso indicato per le proprie abilità e i propri interessi.
Il corso prevede la frequenza ad un ciclo di 13 settimane, dall’11 Settembre all’11 Dicembre 2019 con una pausa per il Midterm break.
Per maggiori informazioni, cliccate qui.