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POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MANDARIN CHINESE FOR TEACHING AT POST-PRIMARY LEVEL

Qualification : POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Award Type and NFQ level : CERTIFICATE LEVEL 9

CAO/PAC code : MH60Q;MH61Q

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2022

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The Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate/Professional Certificate in Mandarin Chinese for Teaching at Post-Primary Level aims to provide domestic and international candidates with an opportunity to engage in an accelerated programme of studies specifically tailored to meet the Teaching Council of Ireland’s requirements for registration as an accredited teacher of Mandarin Chinese at post-primary level. It is intended for candidates who already possess a Professional Masters of Education (PME) or equivalent or those who intend to pursue a PME upon completion of this postgraduate diploma.

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.

 

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

Applicants will study 30 credits from the modules listed:

Module code

Module title

Semester 1, 2, or full year

New or existing module

Compulsory or optional module

Credit weight

CN610

Mandarin Chinese 7

1

Existing

Optional

5

CN611

Readings in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Current Affairs I

1

Existing

Compulsory

5

CN613

Conflict and Communication: A Changing China in a Globalizing World I

1

Existing

Compulsory

10

CN61X

Chinese Language Skills for Native and Heritage Speakers

1

New

Optional

10

CN620

Mandarin Chinese 8

2

Existing

Optional

5

CN621

Readings in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Current Affairs II

2

Existing

Compulsory

5

 

CN623

 

Conflict and Communication: A Changing China in a Globalizing World II

 

2

 

Existing

 

Compulsory

 

10

CN62X

Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

2

New

Compulsory

10

CN63X

Project-based Learning: Chinese Language and Culture

Full Year

New

Compulsory

10

Year

Total of credits for the year

60

Course Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

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.

Online application only www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

 

PAC Code

MH60Q- full-time   

MH61Q- part-time

 

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

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