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 Irelands 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 Maynooths TOEFL code is 8850
Applicants will study 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|
|CN614||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|
Conflict and Communication: A Changing China in a Globalizing World II
|CN622||Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language||2||New||Compulsory||10|
|CN630||Project-based Learning: Chinese Language and Culture||Full Year||New||Compulsory||10|
|Year||Total of credits for the year||60|
Online application only www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
MH58Q- full-time MH59Q- 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.