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M.A. in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture

Category: Degree Programmes / November 26, 2020

  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, 

Notice of 2020 Chinese Proficiency Test

Category: Events / November 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the scheduled HSK in March and YCT in May had been cancelled.  Read more...

HSK & HSKK Home-based Online Exams

Category: HomeSlides / November 26, 2020

HSK & HSKK Home-based Online Exams.   Read more 

Structured Elective - Chinese Language, Culture and Studies

Category: CII / November 26, 2020

Structured Elective in Chinese Language, Culture and StudiesChina, with a population of 1.4 billion people and a GDP of over €12 trillion as of 2018, is the world’s most populous country and is set to become the largest world economy. In 2019, bilateral trade between Ireland and China reached €17 billion in goods and services. China has been Ireland's largest trading partner in Asia since 2006 and is currently Ireland’s fifth biggest market for agri-food exports.What is this Structured Elective about?  Once a student has successfully completed the Structured Elective in Chinese Language, Culture and Studies during their degree (15 credits), their official transcript will state that, in addition to their degree, they have also been awarded a “Structured Elective in Chinese Language, Culture and Studies.” Electives taken at any stage of their programme may be included. Students will not register for this elective specialisation in advance. It will be awarded post hoc based on the electives they have chosen during their undergraduate studies. No guarantee will be given to students that it will be possible to take 15 credits from the set. This will depend on module places being available and on the exigencies of the timetable. Pre-requisites apply to some modules. Why should I take this Structured Elective? The Structured Elective in Chinese Language and Culture is aimed at the “General Elective” audience within UCD for students with an interest in both Chinese language and its culture, including society, culture, politics, economy and doing business in China. Modules are chosen to complement their on-going studies or personal interests. This structured elective supports the spirit of UCD Horizons allowing students to direct their own journey of academic and personal progress.How will this Structured Elective sequence benefit me? This set of modules aims to improve students’ competence in communicating with Chinese, and their understanding of China-related issues. On completion of these modules, students will have demonstrated: 1) A knowledge of China, particularly in various aspects of Chinese culture. Students will have better understanding of Chinese deep-rooted cultural tradition which significantly influences the way Chinese people develop their business relationships with the West. 2) An understanding of the context, processes and issues relating to politics and media in contemporary China, and China's role in the international arena. 3) A knowledge and understanding of China, in particular in the aspects of contemporary Chinese society. 4) A familiarity with key economic magnitudes and institutional settings of the contemporary Chinese economy. 5) A comprehensive understanding of the contemporary environment of doing business in China and an appreciation of some of the implications for firms seeking to undertake business there. 6) Their competence development in communicating with Chinese. How do I take the modules in this Structured Elective & what are they? · In order to earn this Structured Elective, the specified modules must be taken in or after 2019/20. · To receive this Structured Elective, the required modules must be taken as Elective modules and not as Core or Option modules. · Students must take at least 15 credits from the following modules during their degree. Note that these modules can be taken in any order and at any stage as none are a pre-requisite for any other. The stages detailed below are the recommended stages at which to take each module. · Students will NOT register for this Structured Elective in advance. It will be awarded post hoc based on the electives they have chosen during their undergraduate degree. · No guarantee will be given to students that it will be possible to take 15 credits from the set. This will depend on module places being available and on the exigencies of the timetable. · Pre-requisites apply to some modules.       Module Title Stage Semester Credits CHN10050 Chinese Culture 1 1 5 CHN10100 Chinese Politics and Media 1 2 5 CHN20120 Contemporary Chinese Society 2 2 5 CHN30060 Chinese Economy 3 1 5 CHN30050 Doing Business in China 3 2 5 CHN10010  Chinese Language Experience I 1 1, 2 5 CHN10020 Chinese Language Experience II 1 1, 2 5 CHN10110  Chinese Language Experience III 1 1, 2 5  

Structured Elective - Chinese Studies

Category: CII / November 26, 2020

China, with a population of 1.4 billion people and a GDP of over €12 trillion as of 2018, is the world’s most populous country and is set to become the largest world economy. In 2019, bilateral trade between Ireland and China reached €17 billion in goods and services. China has been Ireland's largest trading partner in Asia since 2006 and is currently Ireland’s fifth biggest market for agri-food exports.What is this Structured Elective about? This Structured Elective in Chinese Studies offers a wide range of modules to help students gain an understanding of China in various aspects. Once a student has successfully completed the Structured Elective in Chinese Studies during their degree (15 credits), their official transcript will state that, in addition to their degree, they have also been awarded a “Structured Elective in Chinese Studies.” Why should I take this Structured Elective? The Structured Elective in Chinese Language and Culture is aimed at the “General Elective” audience within UCD for students with an interest in both Chinese language and its culture, including society, culture, politics, economy and doing business in China. Modules are chosen to complement their on-going studies or personal interests. This structured elective supports the spirit of UCD Horizons allowing students to direct their own journey of academic and personal progress. How would this Structured Elective benefit me? On successful completion of Structured Elective in Chinese Studies, students will: 1. Improve their understanding and knowledge of China with a particular focus on Chinese culture, and have a better understanding of Chinese deep-rooted cultural tradition which significantly influences the way Chinese people develop their business relationships with the West (CHN10050 Chinese Culture) 2. Understand the context, processes and issues relating to politics and media in contemporary China, and China's role in the international arena (CHN10100 Chinese Politics and Media) 3. Get to know the Chinese legal system in general as well as some core legal rules governing and regulating the operation of business in China, and familiarise themselves with the operation of China’s contemporary legal system to deal with legal issues while doing business in China (CHN20050 Chinese Law) 4. Demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of China, particularly in the aspects of contemporary Chinese society (CHN20120 Contemporary Chinese Society) 5. Develop the ability to comprehend and analyse major theoretical and policy issues in China's economic development and transformation including their implications for the business environment and practices, and have a greater familiarity with the key economic magnitudes and institutional settings of the contemporary Chinese economy (CHN30060 Chinese Economy) 6. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the contemporary environment of doing business in China and an appreciation of some of the implications for firms seeking to undertake business there, be able to critically examine the major components, determinants and practices of running enterprises in China, and develop a practical awareness of doing business in China (CHN30050 Doing Business in China)   How do I take the modules in this Structured Elective? · In order to earn this Structured Elective, the specified modules must be taken in or after 2019/20. · To receive this Structured Elective, the required modules must be taken as Elective modules and not as Core or Option modules. · Students must take at least 15 credits from the following modules during their degree. Note that these modules can be taken in any order and at any stage as none are a pre-requisite for any other. The stages detailed below are the recommended stages at which to take each module. · Students will NOT register for this Structured Elective in advance. It will be awarded post hoc based on the electives they have chosen during their undergraduate degree. Module Title Stage Semester Credits CHN10050 Chinese Culture 1 1 5 CHN10100 Chinese Politics and Media 1 2 5 CHN20050 Chinese Law 2 1 5 CHN20120 Contemporary Chinese Society 2 2 5 CHN30060 Chinese Economy 3 1 5 CHN30050 Doing Business in China 3 2 5 · No guarantee will be given to students that it will be possible to take 15 credits from the set. This will depend on module places being available and on the exigencies of the timetable. · Pre-requisites apply to some modules.    

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