Curriculum Design
The program is focused on cultivating talents in Teaching Chinese as a Second or Foreign Language. The courses of the program are intended to cultivate students’ instructional skills in listening, conversation, reading, writing as well as cultural knowledge. Students will learn to teach non-native speakers of Chinese, including foreign individuals, overseas Chinese, and new immigrants.

The program consists of three compulsory core courses and various elective courses in the modules of Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Teaching, and Chinese Cultures and Society.

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon completion of 8 courses (earning a minimum of 18 credits) and obtaining a proof of their foreign language skills.
Core Courses (Compulsory)
The program has 3 core courses, which amount to eight credits.

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  • Teaching Methodology of Chinese as a Second Language
Module of Chinese Linguistics (Elective)
Students must take at least 2 courses in this module, and accumulate a minimum of four credits. Students are required to take either Old Chinese Philology or Shuo Wen Jie Zi to get their module credits.

  • An Overview of Mandarin Grammar
  • Phonetics
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Phraseology
  • Old Chinese Philology
  • Shuo Wen Jie Zi
Module of Chinese Language Teaching (Elective)
Students must take at least 2 courses in this module and earn a minimum of four credits. Please note that if a student takes both Second Language Acquisition (I) and Second Language Acquisition (II), only one of the courses will be counted towards the program credits. 

  • Mandarin Pronunciation and Oral Communication
  • Digital Language Teaching: Theory and Practice
  • Teaching Practicum of Chinese as a Second Language
  • Second Language Acquisition (I) (II)
  • Language Testing and Assessment
Module of Chinese Cultures and Society (Elective)
Students must take at least 1 course in this module and earn a minimum of two credits.

  • Chinese Cultures and Society
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language and Culture
  • Introduction to the Culture of Taiwan
*All the courses in the program are worth two credits except Introduction to Linguistics, which is a four-credit course.
*Students must take all the core courses and select elective courses from the three modules, as specified above.
*Students have to get at least six credits from the courses which are not part of the curriculum of their major, minor, or dual-degree program.