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News & Updates

We’re very proud of our media room, where we’ve curated the latest articles, industry updates and important Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning in Ireland information. Take a look at our section and get in touch if you have any questions or remarks.


New Term Starts on 12th/17th

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Irish student brought rain to Taiwan

Leon Reilly from Dún Laoghaire scooped up the last minute opportunity to experience life in a university in Taiwan for a week. The Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) has supported overseas schools and established over 40 Taiwan Centres for Mandarin Learning (TCML) globally in 2022, planning to increase the number of centres to 67 in 2023. By 2025, there will be around 150 TCML in the world. In order to promote TCML and Mandarin learning, the OCAC invited university-aged adults to visit at least three Mandarin learning centres in universities in Taiwan.

When TCML Ireland announced the news, many current students were very interested, however they were not qualified. Leon’s parent is one the students and fortunately Leon was able to make the trip in December. He visited three universities and their Mandarin learning centres including the National Taiwan University, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and the National Tsing Hua University. Leon also visited famous night markets, the national palace museum, temples, Taipei 101, Taipei fine art museum and the national gallery.

Leon said “as an economics student, much of my knowledge of Taiwan was forged on the anvil of the economic miracle and rapid industrialisation Taiwan pulled off: that alone made it worth visiting for me. Yet, I was able to expand my horizons in a variety of ways, from learning about Chiang Kai-shek to wandering through Taipei’s night markets. That richness drew me to Taiwan, and will continue to in the future.”


Taiwan and Ireland share many similarities such as both being small islands, being quite scenic, having vibrant democracy and valuing marriage equality. The weather, however is not the same despite what you might think judging from Leon’s Vlog.

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We are delighted to announce that Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning in Ireland will have an open day on Saturday 10th September. Register your interests now.

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Deputy Minister Chia Ching Hsu's visit

April 19th, 2022

We are delighted to welcome Deputy Minister of OCAC Chia-Ching Hsu to Ireland and for her support to both of TCML in Ireland and Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese. Although there are challenges ahead, we will do our upmost to further progress the centre.

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New Course Schedule Announced

3 hours a week for 12 weeks.

Dublin: 2 hours Hybrid class on Friday evening at the Masonry Dublin 8 from half 5 which contain an hour of language learning and an hour of sociable culture elements too. 

1 hour online session on Wednesday from 7-8pm

Greystones: 2 hours in Greystones on Saturdays from 1-3pm (this is to cater for some parents who have children attending our DSMC classes).

1 hour online session on Wednesday from 7-8pm


10 Essential Tips for Beginners

  1. Set clear goals.

  2. Practice regularly.

  3. Immerse yourself in the language.

  4. Start with the basics.

  5. Use various resources.

  6. Practice speaking.

  7. Listen actively.

  8. Use flashcards and mnemonics.

  9. Embrace cultural understanding.

  10. Stay motivated and have fun!

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