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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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Chinese Language & Culture [SC]

Junior Cycle - Chinese Language & Culture [SC]

Subject Group: Humanities
These subjects explore the ways in which humans live and communicate in the world. Human life is examined by looking at our past, our present and into our future. These subjects help people to express themselves clearly and develop their reasoning ability.

Brief Description:
This course in Chinese Language and Culture is for the non-native speaker. It introduces you to the language and culture of China. Approximately 70% of the course is focused on language and 30% on culture. 

It provides you with a learning base in Mandarin Chinese on which you can build in the future. You will also learn about China and understand and experience many aspects of Chinese culture which are essential to communicating effectively in Chinese.
How will Chinese Language & Culture [SC] be useful to me?
A growing number of young people are interested in learning Chinese and discovering the culture and way of life of Chinese people. 
There are four strands to this new Junior Cycle programme:
  • Myself, my family and friends - You will learn to communicate about yourslef in personal settings.  
  • Out and about in public places - You will acquire the language skills to participate in different public situations.
  • Education and school - You will develop the skills to communicate with teachers and peers in school/out-of-school settings.
  • Chinese and young global citizens - You will learn about, and develop the language skills to talk about Chinese people, both in China and around the world, and their connections with other cultures and peoples.
Mandarin Chinese is the world’s most-spoken language, with one billion native speakers. Ireland now exports goods and services to China worth billions annually. These strong economic links mean that there are excellent career opportunities in the future for speakers of Mandarin Chinese.
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