This program is specifically designed for those who intend to teach Chinese language at the university level. It takes full advantage of the department's innovative and award-winning language pedagogy program to offer students unparalleled training in such subjects as curricular design for language teaching and the production of teaching materials, as well as a solid grounding in the methods of language training.
MA in Chinese — Language Pedagogy Track
Students interested in teaching Chinese at the university level. (An undergraduate degree with at least two years of Chinese is required for admission.)
What will you learn?
- Chinese linguistics, pedagogy, and literature
- Practical teaching skills
What will you get?
Tuition remission & monthly stipend
...as an Associate Instructor of Chinese Language Courses
A total of 30 credit hours, including MA project hours, in approved courses is required to graduate. Ordinarily, at least 20 of these credit hours must be from courses listed under “Chinese.”
- Chinese Curriculum and Material Design (C535)
- Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (C520)
- Teaching Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language (C525)
- Practicum in Chinese Language Pedagogy (C527)
- Literary Chinese (C506 or C507)
Students must also demonstrate proficiency in Chinese language at the fourth-year level (or equivalent).
Recommended: Computer-Enhanced East Asian Language Learning (E526), Readings in Pedagogy (E596)
An MA project demonstrating the student’s pedagogical skills is required. May be taken for up to 4 credit hours.
The remaining credit hours can be taken from courses in Education (e.g., L520 and L630), Linguistics (e.g., L503), TESOL/Applied Linguistics (e.g., T532 and T550), and East Asian culture courses, in consultation with the advisor. Except for overseas study credits, normally a maximum of 3 credit hours of E595 may be counted toward the degree.