MTeach New Module: Understanding the Teaching and Learning of Mandarin Chinese in Schools

PMP_8560Apply for the MTeach at the UCL Institute of Education, which now has an exciting new module specifically focussing on the teaching and learning of Mandarin Chinese.

In partnership with the UCL Institute of Education, the UCL IOE Confucius Institute (IOE CI) is offering a brand new Master of Teaching (MTeach) module – Understanding the Teaching and Learning of Mandarin Chinese in Schools. This module will count as 30 credits towards the MTeach qualification – a flexible (180 credits) Masters programme which can be taken over 2 to 5 years. (Students can import up to 60 Master’s-level credits from Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes too.)

What is it about?
Understanding the Teaching and Learning of Mandarin Chinese in Schools is a newly introduced Master of Teaching module which provides a practice-oriented approach to the theoretical and empirical issues concerning the teaching and learning of Mandarin Chinese. It helps the participants better understand the relationship between theory, research, professional development and classroom practice and promotes the deepening and extension of intellectual perspectives and practical pedagogical knowledge and skills appropriate to the diverse range of school contexts and school students.

Who is the MTeach for?
This module focuses on teachers’ practice and leadership, encourages teachers to learn from and with colleagues in other schools and equip them with competitive edge. It provides professional development for classroom practitioners at different stages of their careers.

How does the module take on board the needs of busy professionals?
Taking account of the demanding professional lives of teachers, the course employs a mixed-mode of online and face-to-face approaches and aims to support teachers to gain a deeper awareness of the ways young people learn, reflect on their role in the process of education and challenge their understanding of how they teach, inviting alternative perspectives and possibilities for change.

How is it delivered?
Four sessions are proposed for the delivery of the module which will focus on specific aspects of the Mandarin Chinese teaching curriculum – particularly round the 4 skills and the best research informed methods for teaching Chinese – , providing advanced knowledge and understanding of classroom management, professional development and language testing as well as of current developments in the field. Sessions will be proceeded by online discussions as preparations and warming-up tasks.
What is the deadline for application?

Apply by 5 September for 2017 entry.

For more information including entry requirement and fees, please visit us here and/or contact Lin Pan on or 02073315198