This course is suitable if you are looking to take the journey of developing a career in the fast-growing area of Chinese language education in the UK or worldwide.
It is also for current 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.
Our teaching is informed by leading research and we offer optional modules which reflect the latest in applied linguistics and language teacher education. You will learn in a modern, high-tech learning environment within a diverse and vibrant learning community of second and foreign language education, primary, secondary and higher education.
We offer a range of support including interactive, collaborative teaching methods, individual tutorials, opportunities to pursue your professional and research interests, access to extensive study materials and free support for developing proficiency in academic English.
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 have opportunities to visit schools, engage in teaching practice, attend talks given by invited speakers and participate in external workshops.
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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.
2:2 (or international equivalent), preferably with some experience of classroom language teaching, or a language teaching methodology component in previous course.
Applicants whose first language is not Chinese should also hold a HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi/Chinese Proficiency Test) Level 5 certificate or hold a degree in a discipline with substantial Chinese language content
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
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.
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