Mandarin Chinese for Teaching at Post-Primary Level
The proposed programme follows a two-pronged approach by offering intensive studies areas in both Mandarin Chinese language and Chinese literary and cultural studies. As a result, students' knowledge and understanding of important concepts in Chinese culture and society will be enhanced.
Module code Module title
CN610 Mandarin Chinese 7
CN611 Readings in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Current Affairs I
CN613 Conflict and Communication: A Changing China in a Globalizing World I
CN61X Chinese Language Skills for Native and Heritage Speakers
CN620 Mandarin Chinese 8
CN621 Readings in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Current Affairs II
Conflict and Communication: A Changing China in a Globalizing World II
CN62X Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
CN63X Project-based Learning: Chinese Language and Culture
Applicants are required to have a BA in a language, linguistics, literary/cultural studies, or a cognate discipline (with at least a II.2 degree), or equivalent.
CEFR Proficiency level B2.2/HSL level 4 in Mandarin Chinese and CEFR Proficiency level B2.2 in English
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non- EU applicants.
National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850
Closing Date : 30 June 2023
1 year Full-time or 2 years part-time
Post Course Info
The Postgraduate Diploma in Chinese for Teaching at Post-Primary Level is intended for candidates who already possess a Professional Masters of Education (PME), or equivalent, or those who intend on pursuing a PME upon completion of this postgraduate diploma with the end goal of becoming fully accredited post-primary teachers of Chinese in Ireland. The Postgraduate Diploma programme may also serve as an entry route to further studies in Chinese.