Representative Tu visits the Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese to meet with teachers

On 31st August 2017, Representative Simon S.K. Tu visited the Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese in Bray, Co. Wicklow where he met with Principal Evan Furlong and other teachers to discuss the promotion of Mandarin Chinese and culture in Ireland. The discussions proved most fruitful and Representative Tu pledged his full support in assisting the promotion of Mandarin Chinese in Ireland.

Representative Tu thanked Principal Furlong for her cooperation with the Taipei Representative Office in Ireland and “the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC)” and commended her on her tireless educational work in teaching Mandarin Chinese. Principal Furlong has also been heavily involved in organising many successful cultural events in the past including the Mandarin Chinese Character Festival, Mandarin Chinese Speech Contest, Taiwanese Culinary Demonstration, Lunar New Year Luncheon, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival amongst many others. The Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese established in 2009, currently has approximately 200 students making it one of the largest Mandarin Chinese schools in Ireland. The school is well known for its high standards of teaching and dedicated staff.

Representative Tu and Principal Furlong exchanged their views on how best to develop Mandarin Chinese and promote Taiwan’s culture in Ireland. Plans were made to expand the current schedule of annual events and Representative Tu pledged his full support for the programme.

Representative Simon S.K. Tu (left), Mrs. Tu (second left), Principal Evan Furlong (right) of the Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese and teachers.

Representative Tu (centre left), Mrs. Tu (centre right), Principal Furlong (right) and Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese teachers in Greystones.