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The groovy Evan Furlong – the brains behind Greystones’ annual Mandarin Chinese Character Festival – has been in touch about the coming year’s classes for children at NWETSS, Putland Road.

Taking place every Saturday afternoon, these classes have been running for years.

Presented by the Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese – or 都柏林中文學校, if you prefer – a certificate will be awarded to each pupil at the end of the year. Established in 2008, the Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese has been approved as the Overseas Compatriot School from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan since 2011.

Here’s Evan with some more info on those Bray classes…

It is acknowledged that culture element plays an important part in motivation and I am a firm believer in immersion language learning.

Therefore, I would like to introduce an innovative way of Saturday Chinese school. Students will learn with their peers based on their level for the 1st half of the lesson. After a short break, there will be a number of immersive activities and the student can chose which they would like to join for the 2nd half and immerse in Chinese while doing something engaging.

For example, my son will be taking the CEFR level B for the first half and he will go to the culinary art for his second half. Students can try different immersive activities from time to time.

We are running two terms this year – 14 weeks from September 14th to December 21st, and 18 weeks, from January 11th to May 30th. The payment must be made at the beginning of each term; €10 per 2-hours class per child (with a 10% discount for siblings).

Cancellation before 2nd week of each term receives full refund; I am afraid there will be no refund after midterm.

You can find out more about the Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese on their main website here, Twitter here, or their Facebook page here, and you can enroll for the upcoming classes right about here.

Oh, and check out the innovated #Soundmapping pilot programme here, and our January 2018 interview with Evan here.

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