An Introduction to Chinese Learning in the Past, Present and Future (Schools)

As part of The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2019, The Open University and The National Library of Ireland are celebrating with a free, fun talk and interactive workshop entitled ‘An introduction to Chinese Language Learning in the Past, Present and Future’.

Presented by Ximena Arias-Manzano, Staff Tutor (Languages) in Ireland, the talk will explore the ways in which Chinese characters were written in the past. Ximena will also discuss the evolution of Chinese characters and how computer and mobile technology have transformed the handling of characters. The importance of Mandarin in the business world today will also be discussed.

The talk is followed by a short interactive workshop, with the chance to use The Open University’s Chinese@OU App.

This event is suitable for all age groups.

The Open University offers a number of language courses and qualifications, including our new Masters in Translation.

To try The Open University’s free Chinese Language and Translation courses on our award winning OpenLearn site, click the course titles below:

Chinese Cultural Competency: Engaging in successful business

Beginners’ Chinese

Translation as a Career

To register for this free event please email ireland-events@open.ac.uk or call The Open University Dublin office on 01 678 5399.

  • Venue The National Library of Ireland
    Date Fri 8 Feb
    Time 11:00 - 12:00
    Fee Free, booking required
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2