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Chinese Characters Workshop

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:00
The National Library of Ireland, The Seminar Room, 7-8 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 D02 P638
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In preparation for Chinese New Year The Open University is celebrating with a free, fun talk and interactive workshop entitled ‘Chinese Characters Past and Present’ in association with The National Library of Ireland.

Presented by Ximena Arias-McLaughlin, 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 type characters on an iPad or smart phone using The Open University’s Chinese Characters First Steps App. Please try to download the App to your iPad or smart phone at this link before attending the workshop.

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:

Beginners' Chinese

Translation as a Career


To register for this free event please email or call The Open University Dublin office on 01 678 5399.

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