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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MA, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please see the University website for details

  • Last Updated

    10 November 2016

Course content

In recent years, the field of foreign language teaching at many levels has expanded to include Mandarin Chinese.

If you are a Chinese language teacher keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience, or a teacher of another subject wishing to move into this exciting field, the MA Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) can help you specialise in a fast-growing area of language education.

The course is flexibly designed to meet your needs. Whether you would like to develop a career in Chinese teaching in the UK or overseas, we would like to help you achieve your goal.

The course aims to develop your understanding of Mandarin Chinese as a linguistic system. It will examine current issues in language teaching methodology and research, and focus on the characteristics of language learners, and how programmes can be designed and delivered in a variety of teaching contexts.

Building on the University’s commitment to internationalisation and reflecting the University’s strong ties with China, the course draws on a wide range of intellectual sources.

Course Content and Sturcture

The course stars in September and can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. It involves three 20-credit core modules, followed by four 15-credit elective modules, and finally a 60-credit dissertation. There are Postgraduate Dioloma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points.

Core Modules:
• The Language Learner and Language Learning
• Applied Linguistics for Teaching Mandarin Chinese
• Developments in Language Teaching Methodology

Elective Modules:
• Cross-Cultural Communication in Language Teaching
• Research Methods in Teaching and Learning Languages
• Materials Evaluation & Design
• Learning to Train
• Technology Enhanced Language Learning
• Learner Autonomy

Each 20-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 4,000 words. 15-credit elective modules are assessed through 3,000-word assignments. The dissertation (between 12,000 and 15,000 words) is based on a negotiated topic, arising from study through the course.

Visit the Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) (MA) page on the University of Nottingham website for more details!





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