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Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.4 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Intake in 2022, Intake in 2022,
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Program Code40107
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.


Study an Additional Teaching Area in Chinese for Secondary Education at UON

Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world, with over one-fifth of the global population being native Chinese speakers.

Modern Standard Chinese (MSC) is also known as Mandarin or Putonghua. When you study Chinese as an additional teaching area within the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at UON, you will develop the level of fluency and expertise needed to teach in secondary schools. Your training will include skills in both written and spoken communication, as well as aspects of Chinese society and culture to boost your knowledge and expertise.

What jobs can you get with an Additional Teaching Area in Chinese teaching?

Given the widespread use of Chinese in business, education, government and other industries, learning the language and gaining secondary teaching qualifications certainly opens doors to many exciting opportunities for travel, work and further study.

You could find work in:

  • High school teaching
  • Educational policy development
  • Research and analysis

Study an additional teaching area to further your teaching qualifications. You might wish to couple your an additional teaching area in Chinese teaching with related majors (first teaching areas) such as Business Studies, English, Modern History and Society and Culture.

Suitable for education and teaching students with:

  • An interest in learning how to read, write and speak in Chinese Mandarin.
  • Goals to develop an appreciation of Chinese culture by studying the Mandarin language.
  • A commitment to enhancing high school students’ understanding of Chinese culture, by designing an engaging lesson plan in the study of Mandarin.

What do you learn in a Chinese Additional Teaching Area?

When you chose Chinese as an additional teaching area you can study Mandarin at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels of competency. We offer courses in:

  • Elementary Chinese: Our courses in elementary Mandarin are designed for students with little to no knowledge of the language. You will learn basic grammar, vocabulary and communication skills, developing your speaking, writing and reading ability at a beginner’s level.
  • Intermediate Chinese: Intermediate Mandarin courses are offered from your second year in the Chinese additional teaching area. You will study more complex Chinese grammar and vocabulary, further developing your communication skills. Through the study of everyday and traditional texts, you’ll also learn about Chinese culture and traditions.
  • Specialist Studies in Languages: In these courses you’ll study how to teach languages in a secondary school. You’ll learn about the HSC and junior curriculum, assessment requirements and teaching strategies relevant to languages.

Which degrees include this Additional Teaching Area?

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and any associated degree program allows you to study an additional teaching area in teaching Chinese.

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