Course Details

Award: Bachelor of Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) (BTCSL) (R/141/6/0056) (22.03.2021-21.03.2026)
MQA Approval FA4704
Duration 3 years (total up 8 semesters, incl. Industrial Training)
Intakes February, May & Sept
Total Course Fees RM 40,200 (To view complete fee structure, please click HERE)
Remark: This fee structure is applicable to Malaysian students only. Fee structure for international students please consult Institute of International Education (IIE), NEUC.
Medium of Instruction Bilingual (Chinese & English)

Course Introduction

The rise of China and the launch of its ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative have sparked great interest in the study of Chinese (Mandarin) across the Asia Pacific region and in many parts of the world. Whether the attention given to the study of Chinese is due to the growing use of the language in trade and business with China or sheer fascination with Chinese language and culture, the interest is expected to continue. Over a hundred private schools (both international and foreign) have included Chinese in their education curriculum. However, teaching Chinese to non-native Chinese speakers is very different from teaching those whose mother tongue is Chinese. Hence, a different teaching methodology is required.

This teaching of Chinese to non-native Chinese speakers will be what is offered in the Bachelor of Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language). There is a high demand worldwide for people who can teach the language to non-native speakers of Chinese.

The Bachelor of Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) is an interdisciplinary study that combines four key areas. Students will be required to complete compulsory subjects to enhance their knowledge in education and also modules that will help develop a deeper understanding of Chinese language, history and culture. Students in this course will have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in an internship programme, either locally or overseas.

Programme Modules *

  • Principle of Education
  • Principles of Instruction
  • Educational Evaluation
  • Foundation of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  • Foundation of Chinese Linguistics
  • Instructional Media
  • Action Research
  • Educational Psychology
  • Classroom Teaching Methods
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching Chinese Phonetics as a Second Language
  • Teaching Chinese Grammar as a Second Language
  • Teaching Chinese Listening and Speaking as a Second Language
  • Chinese Language Teaching Plan
  • Teaching Chinese Writing as a Second Language
  • Teaching Chinese Reading as a Second Language
  • Material Compilation and Analysis
  • Bilingual Education
  • Assessment for Chinese Language Teaching
  • Practicum
  • Thesis 1
  • Development of Chinese Education in South East Asia
  • Life Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Introduction to Curriculum
  • Sociology of Education
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • Chinese Social and Culture
  • Educational Statistics
  • Classroom Management
  • Educational Administration
  • Ancient Chinese Literature
  • Modern Chinese Literature
  • Contemporary Chinese Literature
  • Foreign Literatures
  • Malaysian -Chinese Literature
  • Modern Chinese Language
  • Ancient Chinese Language
  • Chinese Characters

* Selected programme modules

Minimum Entry Requirement

  • STPM (CGPA 2.0) with 2 Principal Passes and SPM with a Pass in Chinese
  • UEC with 5 Credits inclusive of Chinese
  • Foundation in Chinese Communication, New Era University College
  • Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, New Era University College
  • Other equivalent qualifications

*For detailed information on entry requirements, please contact Marketing & Sales Department.

Career Prospects

Graduates from this major would may engaged in a variety of professions, including:

  1. Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  2. Setting up language centres
  3. Teaching Chinese languages
  4. Becoming a phonetics or linguistic professional
  5. Engaging in translation or editorial profession
  6. Etc



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