Bachelor of Education (Teaching Chinese As A Second Language) (Honours) (BTCSL)

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
  • 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
  • Material Compilation and Analysis
  • Practicum
  • Thesis
  • Development of Chinese Education in South East Asia
  • 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
  • Foreign Literatures
  • Malaysian -Chinese Literature
  • Modern Chinese Language
  • Ancient Chinese Language
  • Chinese Characters
  • Language and Cultural Comparison
  • Teaching Chinese Reading and Writing
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction to Translation
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature in Chinese
  • Academic Activities Practice

* Selected programme modules

Intakes and Duration
3 years
3 years
3 years
3 years
Course Fee (Local Students)
Course Fee (International Students)
Please consult Institute of International Education (IIE), NEUC.
Entry Requirements
STPM (CGPA 2.0) with 2 Principal Passes
UEC with 5 Credits
Foundation in Chinese Communication (CGPA2.0), New Era University College
Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (CGPA2.0), New Era University College
Other equivalent qualifications
A Level / Other qualifications deemed equivalent by MQA

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