For degree and diploma courses related to Chinese studies at UCD please contact the Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD:
Professional Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture
This course is designed to meet the growing demands of Chinese teaching and learning in schools in Ireland. For teachers who have already mastered the pedagogy in Irish schools but do not have sufficient knowledge of Chinese language and culture, this course will provide them with the opportunity to develop and enhance their competence in teaching Chinese language and culture in schools.Any teachers who are qualified to teach in schools in Ireland, or who are interested in working in a relevant areaand have passed the entry examination for this course held by Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD are eligible to apply for this course.
1 year part-time
For the students who have successfully completed the programme, an award GPA is calculated and a professional diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture in School is awarded.
Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD in conjunction with UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland
This programme is designed for those who hold a teaching qualification for teaching in secondary schools or whoare interested in working in a relevant areaand have passed the entry examination which is equivalent to Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) level 2 or above and grasp 300 Chinese characters(click here to see details). All applicants who meet these criteria are eligible for consideration for an offer.
Students can apply for the scholarship provided by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) which will partially cover your tuition fees.
This one-year part time course comprises three modules:
Teaching Chinese Language and Culture I (semester 1)
Teaching Chinese Language and Culture II (semester 2)
Chinese Teaching Methodology and Practice I (semester 3)
This programme will introduce you to the knowledge and competences required to successfully deliver a Chinese language and culture course in schools. You will possess a certain level of standard for spoken and written Chinese language and upon completing the course you should pass the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) level 3. You will also be able to demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture, as well as apply your knowledge and understanding of Chinese language and culture in your future teaching practice.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if my Chinese language and culture does not meet the requirement of the entry level for this course?
What learning outcomes should I expect to achieve?
Where will this course lead me to?
This part-time course is designed as the first step in a three-step teaching programme run by Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD: .
Step 1: Professional Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture (1 year part-time)
Step 2: Higher Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture (1 year part-time)
Upon the completion of the Professional Diploma programme, you will be ready and eligible to apply for the Higher Diploma in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture. You will possess the drive for career development and have the learning skills that allow you to continue to study in a largely self-directed or autonomous manner.
How will I learn?
The teaching and learning strategies will be multi-tooled. E-learning tools will be used and options are available for distance learning.