MA/Certificate/Diploma Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL)
School of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Our courses focus on language, political economy, society and business in China, Japan and Korea. With its growing economic power and influence, studying East Asia at masters level will help prepare you for an international career.
About the course
|September 2018 start||
We will teach you the practical skills you need to be able to teach Chinese as a foreign language. You will learn how to plan your lessons, select teaching materials and manage a classroom.
We also teach the theory. You'll learn about different methodologies, Chinese linguistics and the science of how people acquire a second language.
Choose from a range of modules which may include:
Teaching and assessment
There are lectures and small-group seminars.
You're assessed on your essays, exams, presentations and a dissertation.
1 year full-time
You'll need a good first degree in any subject plus a high level of competence in English and Chinese. For equivalent grades for your country, visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/international
Chinese language requirements
If Chinese is not your first language, you need a high 2:1 in Chinese Studies (ideally with four years of intensive language study including a year abroad), HSK level 5 (Hanban format) or level 8 (BLCU format), or equivalent.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.