Course Details

Award: Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) (R2/141/4/0005) (2 February 2020 - 1 February 2025)
MQA Approval A10762
Duration 2 years (total up 6 semesters)
Intakes February, May, July & September
Total Course Fees RM 25,200 (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 Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language is a teacher training programme that equips students with a combination of theoretical and practical skills. It takes into account knowledge, abilities and cultural construction to enhance students’ professionalism. This programme develops qualified and outstanding teachers through cultivating students’ teaching capabilities.

This programme is divided into 4 different academic fields: Chinese language knowledge, Teaching methods, Education and other education related studies, Chinese literature and culture.

An exciting and unique feature of this programme lies in its transnational practicum. Under this, students may be sent abroad for their practicum to obtain real-life experience of teaching Chinese abroad. This practical training helps to enhance students’ teaching skills while enriching their teaching experience.

Upon successful completion of this two-year programme, students may continue their studies by pursuing a Bachelor of Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) (BTCSL) degree.

Programme Modules *

  • Educational Psychology
  • Foundation of Teaching Chinese as Second Language
  • Principle of Education
  • Audiolingualism of Teaching Chinese as Second Language
  • Studies of Phonetic Instruction in Chinese
  • Chinese Pedagogical Grammar
  • Chinese Social and Culture
  • Teaching Reading to Student of Chinese as Second Language
  • Modern Chinese Language
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Foundation of Chinese Linguistics
  • Chinese Ancient Literature
  • Chinese Philology
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Chinese Language Teaching Plan
  • Teaching Writing to Student of Chinese as Second Language
  • Assessments for Chinese Language Teaching
  • Bilingual Education
  • Development of Chinese Education in South East Asia
  • Modern Chinese Literature
  • Classroom and Behaviour Management
  • Practicum

* Selected programme modules

Minimum Entry Requirement

  • SPM with 3 Credits including Chinese
  • UEC with 3 Credits
  • O Level / IGCSE / Other qualifications deemed equivalent by MQA

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

Career Prospects

Graduates may engage in the following professions:

  1. Teaching Chinese as a second language
  2. Teaching Chinese Language
  3. Phonetics or linguistic profession
  4. Translation or editorial profession
  5. News reporting and public relations profession



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