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Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) MA

University of Nottingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Jubilee Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course will deepen your understanding of Chinese language education and set you up for a rewarding international career in this fast-growing area. You will gain the knowledge to successfully prepare, design and deliver Chinese language programmes in local and global teaching contexts.

The course is ideal 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.

Careers

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    135 64%

    11th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    12th

    3

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