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Teaching Chinese

One of the best and most rewarding ways to consolidate your skills in a second language is to teach it to others. There are increasing opportunities to teach Chinese at all levels in the UK, whether by private tuition or evening classes, or at primary, secondary school or university.

More and more secondary schools in the UK are now introducing Chinese into the curriculum, and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is now offered with Chinese, by the Universities of Sheffield, Exeter, and Goldsmiths (flexible programme under the PGCE for community languages programme). A Postgraduate Diploma in Education is available at Moray House College in Edinburgh. ChineseSpeakers has close links with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, and we are delighted to have the director of the SSAT Chinese Network, Katharine Carruthers, on our Advisory Board. Opportunities are sometimes advertised through the network, which is also a wonderful resource for teachers, with a virtual staffroom mailing list. Secondary School positions are also advertised on the Times Education Service Network.

Universities which teach Chinese often have both research-active posts (for which a PhD is normally required) and non-research-active teaching posts. Academic and research posts are advertised on and/or on the Times Higher Education Service. You can ask for a weekly email alert for academic jobs in a certain field. If your local university does teach Chinese they may take on part-time or hourly paid staff for certain courses. Information about UK Chinese Departments can be found from the British Association of Chinese Studies website.

ASCSL members can also access opportunities for China-related jobs, including teaching positions, within the members area of our site.

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