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Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

Saginaw Valley State University

M.A.
36 months
Duration
20577 USD/year
9514 USD/year
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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. 

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Overview

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 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

Funding

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