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With Chinese emerging as one of the key worldwide languages for economic development and growth, the University of Ulster has just completed a 12 week series of Chinese language teaching events at three schools in the Fermanagh area.

Focused on helping young people aged 14-18 to embrace a new skill and a new culture while accessing higher education level teaching for the first time, the successful initiative was delivered by highly qualified language tutors from the University of Ulster and the Confucius Institute. Three schools across the Fermanagh area benefitted - Devenish College, St Comhghall’s College and Willowbridge Special School.

The pupils learnt about the Chinese language, calligraphy and Tai Chi, with a number of pupils going on to take an international Chinese language examination as a result of the project.