Middlebury-Monterey: MA in Chinese with a focus on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

TESOL student Tammy Wik teaches local high school students a new foreign language during International Education Day at the Monterey Institute. Photo by sarspri.

The MA in Chinese with a focus on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language is offered through Middlebury College.  It includes one year of coursework in the MA Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program at the Monterey Institute.

Students interested in pursuing an MA at Middlebury College in Teaching Chinese may elect to participate in the "Monterey Option" for this degree and pursue one year of coursework in the Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program at the Monterey Institute.

The "Monterey Option" includes two summers at Middlebury with an academic year at Monterey.

 

Summer 1 at Middlebury Academic Year at Monterey (Fall/Spring) Summer 2 at Middlebury

*At the beginning of each semester students will consult with their advisor on appropriate courses for their schedule

Students must indicate on their application to Middlebury that they are interested in the Monterey option. Upon accepting the student into the Chinese Program at Middlebury, Middlebury will then forward the application to Monterey for an admissions decision.  The student must be accepted into both programs to participate in this joint program. Middlebury MA in Chinese, http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/chinese/graduate

During the year at Monterey, the students will be enrolled in 18-20 credits of coursework.  (Students on international student visas and Yellow Ribbon veterans will enroll in 24 units, 12 each semester, to meet requirements of their programs of study.)  Typically, the coursework will consist of courses in language pedagogy, curriculum development, language assessment, language analysis, sociolinguistics, and second language acquisition.

Monterey offers participants in this program a 50% per unit tuition discount, which replaces the merit-based scholarship award.

For further information, please contact Anna Sun, Middlebury Chinese Schools Coordinator, at sun@middlebury.edu or Carol Johnson, Monterey Institute TFL Enrollment Manager, at teach@miis.edu.