Diploma in Teaching Chinese

Catalog

Programme Title

Professional Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture

Programme Overview

This course is designed to meet the growing demands of Chinese teaching and learning in schools in Ireland. 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.Any teachers who are qualified to teach in schools in Ireland, or who are interested in working in a relevant areaand have passed the entry examination for this course held by Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD are eligible to apply for this course.

Duration

1 year part-time

Qualification Awarded

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

Awarding Institution/Body

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

Entry requirements

This programme is designed for those who hold a teaching qualification for teaching in secondary schools or whoare interested in working in a relevant areaand have passed the entry examination which is equivalent to Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) level 2 or above and grasp 300 Chinese characters(click here to see details). All applicants who meet these criteria are eligible for consideration for an offer.

HSK for Diploma

Fees

€2,985

Scholarships

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

Curriculum

This one-year part time course comprises three modules:

  • Teaching Chinese Language and Culture I (semester 1)
  • Teaching Chinese Language and Culture II (semester 2)
  • Chinese Teaching Methodology and Practice I (semester 3)

Career

This programme will introduce you to the knowledge and competences required to successfully deliver a Chinese language and culture course in schools. You will possess a certain level of standard for spoken and written Chinese language and upon completing the course you should pass the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) level 3. You will also be able to demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture, as well as apply your knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture in your future teaching practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my Chinese language and culture does not meet the requirement of the entry level for this course?

You can receive the training in Chinese language and culture run by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland. (For more details please contact china@ucd.ie).

What learning outcomes should I expect to achieve?

This programme will introduce you to the knowledge and competences required to successfully deliver a Chinese language and culture course in schools. You will possess a certain level of standard for spoken and written Chinese language and upon completing the course you should pass the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) level 3. You will also be able to demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture, as well as apply your knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture in your future teaching practice.

Where will this course lead me to?

This part-time course is designed as the first step in a three-step teaching programme run by Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD: .

  • Step 1: Professional Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture (1 year part-time)
  • Step 2: Higher Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture (1 year part-time)

How will I learn?

The teaching and learning strategies will be multi-tooled. E-learning tools will be used and options are available for distance learning.

Contact

Programme coordinator: Dr Lan Li, lan.li@ucd.ie