In early October we were fortunate to be included on a programme to introduce Chinese language and culture into the classroom. Each Tuesday, Yuan Wen Feng visits our classroom for an hour and teaches us about her language and culture. Wen Feng comes from Shanghai in China but is based in the Confucious Centre in University College Cork. So far we have learned about Chinese characters, their origins, history and how they are formed, the tones used in speaking Chinese and their importance as well as numbers in Chinese. We have also practiced using chopsticks and have learned the manners associated with using chopsticks. We are looking forward to learning lots more from Yuan Wen Feng in the weeks ahead.