University Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Spanish Speakers

The only university master's degree in Spain devoted entirely to Chinese teaching, with a markedly profession-oriented approach.

Content Official Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Spanish Speakers

Ideal student profile

The student profile for this programme is preferably a Bachelor's degree in Translation and Interpreting, Eastern Asia Studies or Education but it is also open to degrees in Philology, Pedagogy or equivalent in the field of humanities as long as they have an advanced knowledge of Chinese. It is also aimed at other students who have Chinese as their mother tongue and professional experience in the teaching of Chinese and who want to update their knowledge of how to teach the language, especially to Spanish speakers.
Level HSK 6 in Chinese, TOCFL 5 or the Advanced level of Chinese from the Spanish Official Language School is required for students who do not have Chinese as their mother tongue, and level B2 in Spanish is required for students who don't have Spanish as their mother tongue.
The following skills are also recommended:
  • Interest in languages and ease of communication
  • Capacity for documentation, analysis and expression
  • Dynamism and creativity
  • Capacity for team work
  • Sociability and leadership skills
  • Level B1 in English, sufficient to be able to document work and gain access to basic references for professional and research practice

Basic skills

  • Have and understand knowledge that offers a base or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Know how to apply the knowledge acquired and capacity to solve problems in new or little known environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the area of study.
  • Capacity to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgements from information which, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements.
  • Ability to transmit information, ideas, problems and solution to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Possession of learning abilities which allow for continued study which is largely self-directed or autonomous.

Specific skills

  • Identify and interpret the main teaching theories for second languages and apply them to Chinese for Spanish speakers.
  • Recognise the specific characteristics of Chinese language and culture. to apply them to the teaching of Chinese for Spanish speakers..
  • Make a comparative analysis of linguistic and cultural aspects of Chinese and Spanish for teaching purposes.
  • Manage cultural differences in the teaching and learning process in the classroom.
  • Plan, carry out and evaluate the process of teaching and learning of the Chinese language based on current theoretical models, adapting them to the Spanish speaking student's profile and encouraging the use of new technology.
  • Apply strategies to stimulate effort in future students of Chinese and promote their ability to learn independently and develop skills that facilitate autonomy and personal initiative.
  • Relate research in language teaching and learning with teaching practice or learning processes observed in the classroom to make suggestions for improvements from both a theoretical and practical point of view.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Make a critical self-reflection and identify strengths and weaknesses.
  • Apply methodology for research, specific techniques and resources for researching and producing innovative results in a certain area of specialisation.
  • Work individually and in a team and be able to analyse, interpret and synthesise the information generated.
  • Generate and manage innovative proposals and projects in professional activity and in research.