This course is highly relevant if you are currently or looking to teach Chinese to speakers of other languages.
You will join our diverse and vibrant learning community of second and foreign language education, primary, secondary and higher education and take the journey of developing a career in the fast-growing area of Chinese language education in the UK or the wider world.
This course is suitable for Chinese language teachers keen to build on knowledge and experience, and for teachers of other subjects intending to move into this field, as well as those interested in course design, management or teacher training, both in the UK and internationally.
Through this course, you will:
- gain knowledge and experience of research and current issues in languages teaching and learning
- develop your critical understanding of developments in TCSOL theory and practice
- prepare to design and deliver Chinese language programmes in various local and global teaching contexts
- obtain an internationally-recognised masters degree
- prepare for a career in Chinese teaching, course design or teacher training in education and relevant professions, in the private or public sector
- be ready to commence doctoral studies in applied linguistics, education and social science
You may also have the opportunity to attend an engagement event with alumni who will share their stories about their teaching context, career path, classroom episodes and continuing professional development.
- Dr Xin Gao (contact for academic enquiries)
- 200 years of experience in the field of education
- 4th in the UK and 22nd worldwide for education in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017
- 3rd in the UK in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with 84% of our research considered world-leading or internationally excellent
The taught element of this course is made up of four 30-credit modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation. It can be completed over one year full-time, or two years part-time plus an eight-month dissertation. There are PGDip and PGCert exit points.
Each 30-credit module is assessed by a 6,000-word written assignment. To complete the masters, you must achieve a pass of 50 on each assignment.
The 15,000-word dissertation is an original piece of work and should be related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.
To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following dates:
UK and EU
- Start date: 24 September 2018
- Application deadline: 3 September 2018
- Start date: 24 September 2018
- Application deadline: 13 August 2018
- Language Teaching: Methodology and Curriculum
- Understanding L2 Chinese Learning and the Learner
- Exploring TCSOL in Context
- Assessment in Language Education
- Managing Language Teaching and Developing Teachers
- Materials and Technology in Language Education
- Teaching Languages to Younger Learners
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.
Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary/secondary teachers and vocational/industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study for professional development in their chosen career.
Employability and average starting salary
99.2% of postgraduates from the School of Education who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £22,797 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £44,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career and professional development
Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.
Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunities and one-to-one discussions.
2:2 (or international equivalent) or a relevant professional qualification, preferably with a language teaching theory and methodology focus
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
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Last updated February 14, 2018