SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

MA Chinese Language Learning and Teaching


Fees 2018/19

UK/EU fees:
£9,225
Overseas fees:
£18,980

Fees for 2018/19 entrants. This is a Band 1 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

2018 Entry requirements

  • This programme will not be offered in the academic year 2018-19.

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Overview

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Start of programme: Not running 2018-19

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

If you are pursuing intensive research-related and practice-related training for a career in Chinese language learning or teaching, this programme offers a firm grounding in theory and practice of language learning and teaching; as well as in research methods.

You will study general areas of linguistic inquiry (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse structure, if you have not previously studied linguistics). You will also study how linguistic inquiry informs second language acquisition and language teaching. You will also learn about teaching Chinese in higher education.

By the end of the programme, you will be fully adept at evaluating published materials (e.g. textbooks) and research papers related to Chinese language teaching, conducting pedagogical research, in addition to designing teaching materials and lesson plans.

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Structure

Students on the MA Chinese Language Learning and Teaching take 180 credits, 60 of which are a dissertation and a 120 from taught modules. Students should follow the programme structure set out below.

Core Modules

You must take all of the core modules listed below

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy 15PLIC015 30 Full Year
Chinese Language Learning and Teaching 15PCHC019 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Dissertation in Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy 15PLIC989 60 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Compulsory Module

This module is compulsory for students with no background of general linguistics. In addition, you must take 30 credits from the list of options below and/or running Linguistics PG modules.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Introduction to the Study of Language 15PLIC008 30 Full Year
Optional Modules

If you are not taking the compulsory module for students with no linguistics background, you must take module/s to the value of 60 credits from the list below and/or from the list of running Linguistics PG modules and/or a language acquisition module.

Module Code Credits Term Availability
Topics in the Structure of Chinese (Masters) 15PLIH009 15 Term 1
Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism 15PLIH038 15 Term 1
Language, Society and Communication (Masters) 15PLIH004 15 Term 1
Psychology of Language (Masters) 15PLIH005 15 Term 2
Language support and revitalisation 15PLIH033 15 Term 2
Language Planning and Policy 15PLIH032 15 Term 2
Language Acquisition Modules
Africa
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Amharic 1 (PG) 15PAFC130 30 Full Year
Amharic 2 (PG) 15PAFC131 30 Full Year
Hausa 1 (PG) 15PAFC136 30 Full Year
Hausa 2 (PG) 15PAFC138 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Somali 1 (PG) 15PAFC132 30 Full Year
Somali 2 (PG) 15PAFC133 30 Full Year
Swahili 1 (PG) 15PAFC140 30 Full Year
Intermediate Swahili 2A (PG) 15PAFC141 30 Full Year
Swahili 3 (PG) 15PAFC142 30 Full Year
Swahili 4 (PG) 15PAFC144 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Yoruba 1 (PG) 15PAFC134 30 Full Year
Yoruba 2 (PG) 15PAFC135 30 Full Year
China and Inner Asia
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Elementary Spoken Cantonese (PG) 15PCHC006 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Elementary spoken Hokkien (Minnanyu, Taiwanese) (PG) 15PCHC007 30 Full Year
Intensive Elementary Tibetan (PG) 15PCHC018 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Special Course in Chinese 1 (PG) 15PCHC008 30 Full Year
Special Course in Chinese 2 (PG) 15PCHC011 30 Full Year
Special Course in Chinese 3 (PG) 15PCHC009 30 Full Year
Special Course in Chinese 4 (PG) 15PCHC012 30 Full Year
Special Course in Chinese: Reading Classical and Literary Chinese (PG) 15PCHC010 30 Full Year
Japan and Korea
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Basic Japanese 1 (PG) 15PJKC008 30 Full Year
Basic Japanese 2 (PG) 15PJKC009 30 Full Year
Basic Korean (PG) 15PJKC022 30 Full Year
Basic Korean 2 (PG) 15PJKC024 30 Full Year
Higher Intermediate Readings in Korean (PG) 15PJKC018 30 Full Year
Intermediate Japanese 1 (PG) 15PJKC010 30 Full Year
Intermediate Japanese 2 (PG) 15PJKC011 30 Full Year
Near and Middle East
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Arabic 300 (Postgraduate) 15PNMC390
Elementary Persian Texts (PG) 15PNMC384 30 Full Year
Elementary Written Persian 15PNMC387 30 Full Year
Elementary Written Turkish 15PNMC386 30 Full Year
Intermediate Modern Turkish Language (PG) 15PNMC383 30 Full Year
Modern Hebrew Language: Elementary (PG) 15PNMC409 30 Full Year
South Asia
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Bengali Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC303 30 Full Year
Bengali Language 2 (PG) 15PSAC304 30 Full Year
Hindi Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC295 30 Full Year
Hindi Language 2 (PG) 15PSAC296 30 Full Year
Hindi Language 3 (PG) 15PSAC297 30 Full Year
Hindi Language 4 (PG) 15PSAC308 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Nepali Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC298 30 Full Year
Nepali Language 2 (PG) 15PSAC299 30 Full Year
Punjabi Language 1 15PSAC320 30 Full Year
Sanskrit Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC294 30 Full Year
Sanskrit Language 2 (PG) 15PSAC306 30 Full Year
Prakrit Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC309 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Urdu Language 1 (PG) 15PSAC300 30 Full Year
Urdu Language 2 (PG) 15PSAC301 30 Full Year
South East Asia
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Burmese Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC039 30 Full Year
Burmese Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC045 30 Full Year
Indonesian Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC032 30 Full Year
Indonesian Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC032 30 Full Year
Indonesian Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC033 30 Full Year
Indonesian Language 3 (PG) 15PSEC034 30 Full Year
Indonesian Language 4 (PG) 15PSEC035 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Indonesian Language 4 (PG) 15PSEC035 30 Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Thai Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC040 30 Full Year
Thai Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC041 30 Full Year
Thai Language 3 (PG) 15PSEC042 30 Full Year
Vietnamese Language 1 (PG) 15PSEC036 30 Full Year
Vietnamese Language 2 (PG) 15PSEC037 30 Full Year

 

This is the structure for 2017/18 applicants

If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Faculty.

Programme Specification

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

Knowledge
  • Second language acquisition theories
  • Historical development and issues in language pedagogy
  • Issues specific to learning and teaching of the target language 
Intellectual (thinking) skills
  • Ability to assess various perspectives concerning major debates (e.g., the roles of input/output in language
  • Acquisition studies as well as the psychological and social factors contributing to their acquisition and use)
  • Ability to critically read and evaluate research papers in applied linguistics
Subject-based practical skills
  • Ability to assess instructional materials and teaching/testing techniques
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate second language learners’ performance using adequate descriptive terminology
  • Ability to design appropriate lesson plans
  • Ability to implement lesson plans
  • Ability to find and evaluate research articles on the topics of interest
  • Ability to give an oral presentation (critique of research papers, the student’s own research proposal)
  • Ability to plan and conduct a research project
  • Ability to write a research or practical report paper
Transferrable skills
  • Ability to assess instructional material and teaching/testing techniques in languages other than the language of their chosen path
  • Effective spoken and written communication skills
  • Capacity to critically evaluate information and arguments
  • Capacity to access and exploit electronic information sources

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.

This is a Band 1 tuition fee.

Fees for 2018/19 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
£9,225 £18,980 £4,613 £9,490 £3,075 £6,327
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