Teaching Chinese in Schools
Qualified teachers who are proficient in Chinese can study a Master of Professional Studies in Teaching Chinese in Schools to enhance their teaching skills and career opportunities.
Qualified teachers who teach, or wish to teach, Chinese language in schools can complete a Master of Professional Studies in Teaching Chinese in Schools. This one-year full-time masters aims to provide language teachers with the opportunity to engage in practice-based inquiry and research opportunities in order to improve language learning outcomes for students in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is also possible to take the course part-time over a longer period.
It is designed to develop high-level proficiency in Chinese as an additional language and also to foster an understanding of the links between Chinese as a language and teaching Chinese in schools. You will investigate effective teaching practice and link your research to your own practice in a way that improves language teaching and learning for students you teach.
Where can Teaching Chinese in Schools take you?
This masters-level qualification will open up opportunities for you in a growing area of language learning and education. Career opportunities include:
- Leadership roles within schools
- Leadership positions within the wider languages profession
- Language education policy
- Curriculum development
- Research roles