Faculty of Education and Social Work


Master of Professional Studies in Teaching Chinese in Schools

A specialist qualification for qualified teachers who teach, or wish to teach, Chinese language in schools. This masters degree will enable you to inquire into teaching practice and explore how you can improve the language outcomes for learners.

Quick facts
Length One year full-time study. Part-time options are available.
Suitable for Qualified teachers of Chinese languages in schools
Delivery Weekly lectures and on-campus block courses at Epsom and City Campuses.
Points per degree
120 points
Starts Semester 1

Overview

This Master of Professional Studies in Teaching Chinese in Schools is a new specialist qualification for qualified teachers that will be of particular interest to those who teach Chinese in schools at an HSK Level 5 or its equivalent.

The programme aims to provide language teachers with the opportunity to engage in practise-based inquiry and research opportunities with leading academics that supports improvements in langage learning outcomes for  students in New Zealand schools.

 

Key features

  • Develop high level knowledge and proficiency in Chinese as an additional language.
  • Understand the interface between Chinese language and teaching Chinese in schools.
  • Undertake an inquiry project to investigate a topic of personal interest in the Chinese language classroom.

 

Benefits

  • Advance your own knowledge and confidence in both written and spoken Chinese.
  • Investigate effective teaching practice and link your research to your own practice in a way that improves language teaching and learning for the students you teach.
  • Gain a masters level qualification in growing area of language learning and education.

 

Career opportunities

  • Leadership opportunities within schools
  • Leadership opportunities within the wider languages community
  • Consultancy or teacher professional development in languages education
  • Language education policy and curriculum development

 

Entry criteria

1. In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have completed:
    either
    a    the requirements for a four-year Bachelors degree
    or
    b    the requirements for a Bachelors (Honours) degree
    or
    c    the requirements for a Bachelors degree
    and
        (i)    to enrol in the Education or Mathematics Education or Teaching Chinese in Schools specialisations, a professional
               qualification in Education equivalent to one year’s advanced study
        or
        (ii)   to enrol in a specialisation other than Education or Mathematics Education, either a professional qualification
               equivalent to one year’s advanced study or at least three years of professional experience deemed relevant to this
               programme by Senate or its representative
    and
   f    to enrol in the Teaching Chinese in Schools specialisation, attained a proficiency level in Chinese of at least HSK Level 5
         or its equivalent
    and
    g   any prerequisites for the courses in the subject area in which they wish to enrol.

Programme structure

Requirement:

Taught Masters

  • 120 points from the following:

Course code Course title (Points) Semester

CHINESE 707

Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language 1 (15 pts) Semester 1

CHINESE 708

Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language 2 (15 pts) Semester 2

CHINESE 709

Chinese Pedagogical Grammar 1 (15 pts) Semester 1

CHINESE 710

Chinese Pedagogical Grammar 2 (15 pts) Semester 2

CHINESE 730

Directed Study (15 pts)

Semester 1, 2

EDCURRIC 706

Researching Practice in the Second Language School Classroom (30 pts) Semester 2

EDCURRIC 729

Special Study (30 pts)
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EDPRAC 703 Special Study (30 pts) Contact the Student Centre
EDPRAC 751

Practitioner Inquiry (30 pts)

Semester 2

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Further study

From a masters degree you can go on to doctoral study. The Faculty of Education and Social Work offers two programmes at doctoral level – the Doctor of Education (EdD) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD).

 

Fees and scholarships

Find out the cost of tuition at the University, how to pay your fees and important dates. 

You may be eligible to apply for scholarships and University awards available to help you pay for your study. Learn more about postgraduate scholarships and how to apply.

 

Application for admission

Apply now or learn more about the application process (How to apply).

 

 

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