IIHCS appointed test centre for key Mandarin language exams

Pictured in the Threadneedle Café at The Anno Santo Hotel are Mr Xia, director of UCCCI, presenting the agreement to Shelagh Nangle, general manager of IIHCS, and Kam Chin, chairman of ICSG, along with Eamon McNamara  of the Anno Santo Hotel, local teachers Cathy Geng and Xu Jin, and UCCCI teachers Yuan Wen Feng and Jiang Fan. Photo: Mike Shaughnessy

Pictured in the Threadneedle Café at The Anno Santo Hotel are Mr Xia, director of UCCCI, presenting the agreement to Shelagh Nangle, general manager of IIHCS, and Kam Chin, chairman of ICSG, along with Eamon McNamara of the Anno Santo Hotel, local teachers Cathy Geng and Xu Jin, and UCCCI teachers Yuan Wen Feng and Jiang Fan. Photo: Mike Shaughnessy

The Irish International Hotel and Catering School has announced that it has been appointed by the Confucius Institute in UCC as a test centre for the YCT and HSK exams (Mandarin language exams administrated by Hanban the cultural department of the Chinese government ).

The IIHCS is the first test centre in the west of Ireland and held its first exam on Friday March 21.

There are six levels of examination in the YCT exams which are aimed at younger learners/beginners. Classes are available through the IIHCS and also in many primary and secondary schools in conjunction with the Irish Chinese Society Galway.

All teachers are native speakers and are approved by Hanban and the Confucius Institute. Classes are run regularly during the year for both adults and children in the IIHCS.

Anyone interested in more details either on testing or classes can contact [email protected] or phone 091 895674 for further details or to organise a trial class for your school.

 

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