Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)

University of Nottingham

M.A. On Campus
12 months
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Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) from University of Nottingham will deepen your understanding of Chinese language education and set you up for a rewarding international career in this fast-growing area. 


At Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) from University of Nottingham you will gain the knowledge to successfully prepare, design and deliver Chinese language programmes in local and global teaching contexts. 

Our teaching is informed by leading research, and our range of optional modules reflect the latest in applied linguistics and language teacher education. This will ensure you well prepared to commence a career this field. 


Our graduates go on to a varied range of careers within the teaching sector. Example roles include: counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary/secondary teachers and vocational/industrial trainers and instructors.

You will also be well placed to commence doctoral studies in applied linguistics, education and social science.

Many of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study for professional development in their chosen career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Teaching: Methodology and Curriculum
  • Understanding L2 Chinese Learning and the Learner
  • Exploring TCSOL in Context
  • Assessment in Language Education 
  • Managing Language Teaching and Developing Teachers
  • Materials and Technology in Language Education 
  • Teaching Languages to Younger Learners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students should apply as early as possible. 




90 alternative credits


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.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:2 (or international equivalent), preferably with some experience of classroom language teaching, or a language teaching methodology component in previous course
  •  We accept a wide range of qualifications from all over the world.
  • Applicants whose first language is not Chinese should also hold a HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi/Chinese Proficiency Test) Level 5 certificate or a degree in a discipline with substantial Chinese language content
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee



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Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)
University of Nottingham


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