The Masters of Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL), taught cooperatively by Saginaw Valley State University and Ming Chuan University at the SVSU home campus, is designed to prepare Chinese (Mandarin)/English bilingual graduate students to teach Chinese to adult English speakers for a variety of purposes in academic and/or business settings. Graduate students will receive instruction in and make application of knowledge in the following domains as they relate to second/foreign language acquisition and pedagogy: language and linguistics, curriculum and instruction, cross-cultural accommodations, technology use, and assessment.
SVSU has partnered with Ming Chuan University to offer a Master of Art in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) program. This program is designed to prepare Chinese/English bilingual graduate students to teach Chinese to adult English speakers for a variety of purposes in academic and/or business settings. The program courses will be taught to Chinese students in English.
Introduction to U. S. Culture, Language and the Educational System
Instructional Methodology, Assessment, and Environments for Language Learning
Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning
Professional English for Foreign Language Teaching
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
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