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.

Student reading a text book at the Green bay primary school.

Subject overview

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

Explore your study options in Teaching Chinese in Schools