國立臺灣師範大學 Online MA Program in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
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    The rise of the Asian economy and the spread of influence among ethnic Chinese have turned Mandarin Chinese into a dominant language in the 21st century; the number of students studying Mandarin Chinese has also increased. NTNU is the largest and most prestigious Mandarin language training center and Mandarin language teacher cultivation center in Taiwan. NTNU trains first-rate Mandarin language talent from different countries who return to their homeland and dedicate their efforts to spread the Taiwanese culture; these students have provided significant assistance in elevating NTNU's professional, academic, and international image. However, many students lack the means to continuous professional training in their native homes, leading to substantial gaps in the training of advanced-level overseas Mandarin teachers.

    To accommodate global digital learning trends and solve the shortage of advanced-level overseas Mandarin teachers, NTNU created the first "Online MA Program in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language" in 2016 to integrate NTNU's professional faculty resources in providing a channel for professional advanced studies for overseas Mandarin educators, or overseas professionals who wish to strengthen their teaching abilities. The program also seeks to cultivate advanced-level overseas Mandarin teachers to satisfy the global demand for professional Mandarin teachers as well as high-level talent and digital technology for the management of Mandarin language education applications.

Program Characteristics:

  • Internationalized student recruitment

 The program is designed for teachers currently working as Mandarin teachers overseas.

  • Digitalized teaching model

 All program courses are taught via distance learning.

  • Specialized course design

All program courses have been certified by the Ministry of Education's digital learning curriculum.

  • Diversified personnel training

 The program provides training for advanced-level Mandarin teachers, Mandarin teaching and research personnel, as well as Mandarin teaching management personnel.

30 students will enroll.

  1. Applicants who have graduated and received a bachelor's degree from a Ministry of Education accredited domestic university or independent college, a foreign university or independent college recognized by the Ministry of Education, or those possess equivalent academic records.
  2. Individuals who are currently living abroad with more than one year of work experience working overseas and are still employed.

*According to the Ministry of Education Digital Masters On-the-Job Program Application Review and Certification Guidelines:Article 11, Section 3: Individuals who qualify as candidates in accordance with Article 3, Section 4 must comply with regulations in Section 1 and they must reside overseas; they must also be nationals of Taiwan with passports issued by the Republic of China, residents of Hong Kong/Macau, or foreign nationals.

https://ace.moe.edu.tw/info_announce/view/?id=567c9dc7ae3c3

  1. Period for submission of applications: From January 8, 2018 (Mon.) to March 31, 2018 (Sat.) (GMT+8).
  2. Application method: Applicants should log onto the university's application system during the application period to submit their applications and upload the required documents.
  3. Registration Website: http://study.sce.ntnu.edu.tw/OnlineMTC/
  4. Application fee: Online payment of NT$2,200 (basic registration fee: NT$1,300, document review fee: NT$300, oral exam fee: NT$600). Online credit card processing fee is charged separately and shall be borne by the applicant. Applications will not be accepted until the application fee has been paid in full. Application fees will not be refunded after payment. Please note the conditions for eligibility.
  5. Required documents: Please upload digital files that are clear and easy to read
  • One digital copy of the applicant's original passport.
  • A color photo in digital format of the applicant above the waist taken in the most recent year.
    • Resolution must be no lower than 300 dpi, highest resolution must be no more than 500 dpi. Digital photograph images should not be larger than 1 MB or smaller than 100 KB.
    • High color 2-inch image file in JPG format
  • One digital copy of the original copy of the applicant's authenticated diploma from the highest degree obtained. If the original diploma is not printed in Chinese or English, an additional Chinese or English translation must be provided.
  • One digital copy of the original copy of the applicant’s authenticated transcript for the most recent academic year. If the original transcript is not printed in Chinese or English, an additional Chinese or English translation must be provided.
  • Applicant who is not with a diploma from Taiwan, please sign the "Deposition of Admission Documents" (see Attachment 1, please download) and upload the completed form to the registration system.

※ In addition to uploading digital copies of the original graduation certification (verification), the diploma and transcript issued by the institute, applicants with a diploma from overseas, including Hong Kong and Macao must complete notarization procedures with an overseas representative office of Taiwan.

※ In addition to uploading digital copies of the original graduation certification (verification), the diploma and transcript issued by the institute, applicants with a diploma from Mainland China must also complete notarization procedures with related agencies (please refer to the "Mainland Chinese University Diploma Verification Network" at: http://emhd.nchu.edu.tw/).

※ Diploma recognition shall be processed in accordance with related regulations of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China.

Entering University

http://edu.law.moe.gov.tw/LawContentDetails.aspx?id=FL008644&KeyWordHL=&StyleType=1

Regulations Regarding the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Academic Credentials for Institutions of Higher Education

http://edu.law.moe.gov.tw/LawContentDetails.aspx?id=FL040632

Regulations Governing the Examination and Recognition of Educational Qualifications from Hong Kong and Macao

http://edu.law.moe.gov.tw/LawContentDetails.aspx?id=FL016606&KeyWordHL=&StyleType=1

Regulations Regarding the Assessment and Recognition of Academic Credentials for Institutions of Higher Education in China http://edu.law.moe.gov.tw/LawContentDetails.aspx?id=FL008349&KeyWordHL=&StyleType=1

Reference and Roster Inquiry System for Foreign Universities

http://fsedu.cloud.ncnu.edu.tw/home.aspx

List of Recognized Universities and Higher Education Institutions in Mainland China

http://emhd.nchu.edu.tw/Attach/table/105_EVHDSCHE.pdf

  • Admission Prospectus Certificate of Employment (Attachment 2).
  • Certificate of Employment from the Place of Work.
  • One copy of the applicant's research plan in Chinese (approximately 1,500 words and include study motivation, research subject, study plans, thesis plans, expected results, etc.).
  • One copy of the applicant's autobiography (approximately 1,000 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation written by teachers or supervisors at work.
  • Proof of related work experience, e.g., documentation attesting to outstanding achievements such as work experience in Mandarin teaching, overseas Chinese education, etc.
  • Other information: Academic-industry collaborations, academic publications, or papers and thematic reports, etc.

      6. Special notes:

  • If the application documents submitted are incomplete, or if an insufficient number of copies are provided, the application will viewed as disqualified and the applicant must bear the full responsibility.
  • Please ensure that the e-mail address and contact telephone number provided on the registration form are correct. NTNU may need to contact applicants; if an applicant fails to reply within the specified time limit, they will be deemed to have forfeited their rights as an applicant.
  • After the applicant has completed the registration process, please visit the registration website to check the document submission status.

      7. Procedures for Review:

  • Information review, accounts for 50%.
  • Online oral exam, accounts for 50%. (Please prepare the online video conference software and conduct the online oral exam in accordance with the published schedule)
  1. Results are expected to be released on May 2, 2018 (Wed.) (GMT+8).
  2. Admission standards: Applicants who score 70 and above are qualified, those who score under 70 will not be admitted. A certain number of students may be placed on the waiting list; if there are vacant slots among accepted students, students on the waiting list shall be admitted in order.
  3. If the number of qualifying applicants is too low, the number of applicants admitted to the program may be below the specified quota; in such cases, no candidates will be placed on the waiting list.
  4. In the event newly admitted students are discovered to have not complied with application regulations or there are inaccuracies in, forgeries of, deception, use of other people's information and/or alteration of their documents and information, the University will promptly withdraw the admission or expel disqualified students from the school, no proof of academic certification shall be issued whatsoever. If any violations stated in the previous paragraph are discovered after the student has graduated, the student's diploma shall be rescinded and announcements made regarding the cancellation of said students graduating qualifications.
  5. An applicant who uses NTNU's admission qualifications to gain inappropriate benefits and is proven to be true may have his/her admission qualifications revoked by NTNU.
  6. Applicants will be notified of the application review results and waiting list notifications via e-mail. The list of accepted students will be announced on NTNU's Office of Academic Affairs and program websites. Applicants should check the results online.

1. Accepted students are requested to register online between May 14 (Mon.) and May 28 (Mon.), 2018 (GMT+8); those who have not completed the registration process in this time shall be deemed as voluntarily waiving their admission qualifications and no objections may be raised or no enrollment requests may be made in any way. The vacancy shall be filled in order by students on the waiting list. Students on the waiting list who are accepted should register separately, and the deadline is the day before the first day of classes for the 2018 academic year.

2. Documents to be uploaded at the time of registration:

  • A color photo in digital format of the applicant above the waist taken in the most recent year.
    • High color 2-inch image file in JPG format
    • Resolution must be no lower than 300 dpi, highest resolution must be no more than 500 dpi. Digital photograph images should not be larger than 1 MB or smaller than 100 KB.
  • Identification Documents:
    • Taiwanese Students: Digital file of both sides of the applicant's National ID card.
    • International Students: Digital copy of the applicant's original passport.
  • Academic record (equivalent) documents:
    • Accepted applicants with diplomas issued in Taiwan:
      • Digital file of the applicant’s diploma from the highest degree obtained.
      • Fill out and upload the "Diploma Verification Authorization Letter" to allow NTNU to verify with the corresponding institution. (Please download and print out the registration webpage of the program)
    • In addition to uploading digital copies of the original graduation certification (verification), the diploma and transcript issued by the institute, accepted students with a diploma from overseas,  including Hong Kong and Macao must complete notarization procedures with an overseas mission of the Republic of China and mail the following documentation to NTNU:
      • A photocopy of proof of academic credentials authenticated by an overseas representative office of Taiwan.
      • A photocopy of proof of transcripts for all academic years authenticated by an overseas representative office of Taiwan.
      • The original certificate of entry and exit dates, issued by the designated immigration authority. (applicant except holds foreign passport or is a oversea compatriot, is not required submit this document.)
  • ​​​​※ If the original academic credentials and transcripts for all academic years are not printed in Chinese or English, an additional Chinese or English translation must be provided. The files may be submitted to the R.O.C. representative office in the relevant country for authentication, or notarized by a district court or public notary.
  • ※ Please refer to the "Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)" at: https://www.boca.gov.tw/mp-1.html
    • In addition to uploading digital copies of the original graduation certification (verification) as well as the diploma and transcript issued by the institute, accepted students with a diploma from Mainland China must also complete notarization procedures with related agencies and mail the following documentation to NTNU: (please refer to the "Mainland Chinese University Diploma Verification Network" at: http://emhd.nchu.edu.tw/):
  1. Students with diplomas (graduated) from universities and higher education institutions in Mainland China recognized by Taiwan:
  • Authentication report of the diploma (graduation) certificate from the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center. (website: http://www.chsi.com.cn/)
  • Authentication report of the diploma (graduation) certificate from the China Academic Degrees & Graduation Education Development Center. (website: http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn/)
  • Authentication reports for transcripts from past years of study issued by the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center or China Academic Degrees & Graduation Education Development Center.
  • Students with Masters' degrees or above should submit complete digital copies of their dissertations.
  • Taiwanese students should provide a certificate of exit dates or a digital copy of the certificate of exit dates (the certificate should include the entire duration of study in Mainland China) issued by the National Immigration Agency of the Ministry of the Interior.

     2. Students with diplomas (study certifications) from universities or institutions in Mainland China recognized by Taiwan:

  • The notarization letter of copies of study certification and transcripts for all years of study notarized by a public notary in Mainland China.
  • The aforementioned notarization letter must be authenticated by the Straits Exchange Foundation as matching the copy originally issued by the notarization agency in Mainland China.

*Authenticated overseas diplomas and diplomas from Hond Kong, Macao, and Mainland China described above must be mailed to:

National Taiwan Normal University
Office of Academic Affairs Graduate Studies Division
No.162, Sec. 1, Heping E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 10610, Taiwan. (R.O.C.)
Tel:+886-2-7734-1107

The mailing label must indicate "Diploma Documentation for the Online MA Program in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language".

3. If an applicant is unable to submit academic certifications within the registration deadline, the applicant should sign a "Deposition of Admission Documents" (please download and print the form from the program registration webpage) and upload to the registration system during the registration period. The applicant must also submit all academic records by August 9, 2018(GMT+8). Those who have not submit the required documents by this date shall be deemed as voluntarily waiving their admission qualifications and no objections may be raised or no enrollment requests may be made in any way. The vacancy shall be filled in order by students on the waiting list.

4. Deadline for Registration Fee Submission: August 9, 2018 (GMT+8). Accepted students who have completed the check-in procedure but fails to pay the registration fee before the payment deadline shall be regarded as forfeiting their admission; their admission qualifications shall be revoked and vacant spots shall be filled by applicants on the waiting list.

5. Applicants accepted for enrollment onto the program may not have their accepted status extended to a later date.

 

  1. Payment Information (payment standards for 2018 are based on NTNU's official announcements):
    • Basic Tuition/Fees: NT$27,794 per semester.
    • Credit Fees: NT$6,600 per credit.
    • Dissertation Consultation (oral examination) fees: NT$16,000
    • Basic tuition/fees as well as credit fees (calculated in accordance with the number credits taken per each semester) are payable every semester (until graduation). Those who are enrolled in dissertation supervision only (no credit) are still required to pay basic tuition and fees. Credit fees will not be charged.
    • Basic tuition/fees include textbook, material, and equipment expenses.
    • Other expenses arising from academic requirements while studying in Taiwan shall be borne solely by the student.
  2. Payment Method: Online credit card payment. Online credit card processing fee is calculated separately and it shall be borne by the student.
  3. Tuition Refunds:
  • A student who withdraws from the program before one-third of that semester has elapsed may apply for a tuition fee refund equivalent to two-thirds of the fee for that semester.
  • A student who withdraws from the program after one-third of that semester has elapsed but before two-thirds of the semester has elapsed may apply for a tuition fee refund equivalent to one-third of the fee for that semester.
  • A student who withdraws from the program after more than two-thirds of the semester has elapsed is not entitled to a refund.
  1. Term of Study: One (1) to four (4) years. Students who do are unable to complete their required coursework or dissertation (including technical reports) within this period may apply for an extension of up to two years.
  2. Total Credits Required for Graduation: 24 credits.
  3. Overseas Mandarin Teaching Internship: 100 hours.
  4. Graduation Dissertation: Students can only submit the plan for Master's dissertation after completing 18 credits; they can only start writing their Master's dissertation (including technical reports) in Chinese or English after passing the review process required by the Institute. The application for the plan for Master dissertation (including technical reports) and the graduation oral exam may not be submitted during the same semester.
  5. The advisor may request the student to return to school for discussions or participate in physical courses during the semester.
  6. The student is required to return to the campus in Taiwan to take the graduate degree examination.
  7. The student must pass the Band 3 Test in the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language or corresponding tests for Chinese language skills. Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language certification may be waived if the student's highest level of education was completed in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao or mainland China.
    Steering Committee for the Test of Proficiency-Huayu, Overseas Tests: http://www.sc-top.org.tw/chinese/oversea.php
  8. A student who qualifies for graduation and passes his/her graduate degree examination shall be granted an MA degree in accordance with related regulations including the Degree Conferral Law. Distant learning shall be indicated as the method of education on the diploma.
  1. Synchronized and unsynchronized online courses shall be given in Chinese.
  2. Course Title: (According to the Department's curriculum announcements for the 2018 school year)
  3. Course Category Course Title

    Required / Elective

    Nuer of Credits
    Chinese Language Core Courses Special Topics on Chinese Linguistics Elective  3
    Second Language Acquisition Elective  3
    Chinese Society and Culture Elective  3
    Mandarin Instruction: Theories and Applications Special Topics on Chinese Instructional Methodology Required 3
    Digital Chinese Language Teaching Required 3
    Mandarin Teaching Methodologies Elective  3
    Theory and Applications of Chinese Language Play Elective  3
    Assessment of Chinese Language Proficiency Elective  3
    Chinese Character Teaching Theory and Applications Elective  3
      Studies in Web-Based Training Elective  3
      Master dissertation (including technical reports)    3

     

All matters not stipulated in this admissions prospectus shall be processed in accordance with relevant laws and regulations and the decisions of the NTNU admissions committee.