To become a dynamic and effective teacher of Chinese, you need to know pedagogical theory—and be able to apply it.
China's growing political, economic, and cultural influence has created great demand for skilled teachers of Chinese. Pursue your MA in Chinese at Middlebury—with a focus on Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language—and you will enhance your linguistic facility, build your knowledge of pedagogical theory, and become fully immersed in Chinese culture as you prepare for a career in teaching. To help you refine your skills, we have created a living laboratory in which you will prepare curriculum and use it in the classroom, under the guidance of experienced educators.
The Chinese School master's degree program focuses specifically on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. It is designed for current teachers of Chinese or those who wish to teach Chinese. At this time, we do not offer an MA program in language and literature. Applicants interested in studying advanced Chinese should consider the 8-week language session; we do not currently offer a 6-week language session.