Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) (PGDE)

Hong Kong

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1 - 2 Years

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About Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) at The University of Hong Kong

This Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) [PGDE (TCSL)] (self-funded) programme prepares students to teach Chinese as a second language in international school contexts at both primary and secondary levels. The programme adopts an inquiry-based orientation and has a full content coverage, including international curriculum design and implementation, cutting-edge second language pedagogy, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Chinese curriculum. This programme aims to improve students' understanding of teaching Chinese as a second language and to shape them as professional educators and leaders in this field. This programme is recognised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Primary Years Programme) for Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. The graduates of this programme are specialised only for teaching Chinese in international schools.

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Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate:

a) shall comply with the General Regulations;

b) shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;

c) shall satisfy any other admission requirements which may be prescribed from time to time for the relevant curriculum; and

d) for a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to high degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b).

An application for exemption from the above requirements shall be considered on a case by case basis.

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