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Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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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. 

About

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Syntactic Structures and Rhetorical Patterns of Chinese 
  •  Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects of Chinese
  •  Cross-Cultural Communications for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language 
  •  Contrastive Analysis and Error Analysis 
  • Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Through Literature
  • Teaching Chinese for Specific Purposes
  •  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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

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).

General Requirements

  • A completed application form
  •  In English, a one-page Personal Statement of accomplishments and academic goals
  •  A current resume
  •  A photocopy of the highest degree/diploma
  •  In sealed envelopes, an official copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts from any college or university where college credit was earned
  •  Two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes
  •  The non-refundable application fee: Per person: $80.00 US
  •  A photocopy of the transcript of Chinese language proficiency: TOCFL B and B Level 4 or HSK 6 (Chinese native speakers are waived)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20577 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20577 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9514 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Michigan City

  • 978 - 1590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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