UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland -

M.A. in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture

 

Programme Overview

This course is designed to meet the growing demand for teaching Chinese language and culture in Irish post primary schools. For teachers who have already mastered the pedagogy in Irish schools but do not have sufficient knowledge of Chinese language and culture, this course will provide them with the opportunity to develop and enhance their competence in teaching Chinese language and culture in schools.(e.g. Junior Cycle Short Course in Chinese Language and Culture and/or Transition Year Chinese Culture and Language Studies.)

Please note: Qualification requirements for teaching Leaving Certificate Mandarin Chinese will be determined by Teaching Council of Ireland. Please see www.teachingcouncil.ie for more informaiton.

Duration

One-year full-time or two-year part-time (Level 9, 90 ECT credits).

Qualification Awarded

For the students who have successfully completed the programme, an award GPA is calculated and a MA in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture is awarded.

Awarding Institution/Body

Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD in conjunction with UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland.

Entry requirements

  • a nationally recognised teaching qualification as set out by the Irish Teaching Council AND a qualification, such as the UCD (Level 8) Professional Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture, AND Chinese language proficiency at upper intermediate level.

or

  • a 2H1 honours degree at Level 8 (or equivalent) in Chinese Studies or other relevant subject area AND Chinese language proficiency at upper intermediate level.

Fees

  • EU Full Time Fee €7,315
  • EU Part Time Fee €4,390

Scholarships

Students can apply for the scholarship provided by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) which will partially cover their tuition fees.

Curriculum

This is a new Masters pathway programme with three exits:

Upon completing 40 credits students will be awarded 'Graduate Certificate in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture' (Level 9).

Upon completing 70 students will be awarded 'Graduate Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture' (Level 9).

Upon completing 90 credits, students will be awarded 'MA in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture' (Level 9).

Course Details

Year One (Part-time)

Code

Title

Credit

CHN40080

Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 3

10

CHN40090

Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 4

10

CHN40100

Chinese Teaching Methodology 2

10

CHN40110

Teacher's Training in China

10

  

Year Two (Part-time)

Code

Title

Credit

CHN40060

Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 5

10

CHN40010

Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 6

10

CHN40120

Chinese Teaching Methodology 3

10

CHN40130

Project on Teaching Chinese

20

 

Contact

Programme coordinator:

Dr Lan Li, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Caitríona Osborne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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