This is a basic course on the theory and methods of teaching the Chinese language. It has been developed in accordance with guidelines for teaching Chinese as a second language.

It has been designed to groom teachers to achieve a better understanding of Chinese Language basics and culture, and prepare them for higher level achievement in Chinese language teaching.


Units Duration
Module 1: Introduction of Chinese Language and Literacy
Unit 1: Introduction of Chinese Language and Literary
Module 2: Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Unit 2: Teaching Methodology and Principles in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language 30hrs
Unit 3: Second Language Education Psychology and Strategies 50hrs
Module 3: Fundamental Theories of Language Teaching
Unit 4: Listening and Oral Teaching Methods 15hrs
Unit 5: Chinese Lexicology and its Teaching methods 15hrs
Unit 6: Selected Reading and its Teaching Methods 15hrs
Unit 7: Essay Writing and its Teaching Methods 15hrs
Module 4: Application of Methodologies in Second Language Teaching
Unit 8: Chinese Rhetoric and Writing Skills 30hrs
Unit 9: Managing and Encouraging the Learning of Chinese Language in Classrooms;
and One-to-One Teaching Methods
Unit 10: Singapore and Malaya Literature Appreciation/Newspaper Article Teaching Method 30hrs
Unit 11: Chinese Language Testing and Evaluation – part of Primary School and Middle School 20hrs
Module 5: International Examinations of Chinese Language
Unit 12: Putonghua or Common Speech; and Advance Level Chinese Language and
Preparation for HSK (Advanced)
Module 6: Practicum
Unit 13: Practicum

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This course consist of:

  • Classroom Hours: 460 Hours


  • 10 months (Full-time)
  • 15 months (Part-time)


  • Lecture, Group discussion, small group activities, workshops, role plays, presentations, demonstrations & practicum

Award of Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, and a minimum of 80% attendance, students will be awarded with the Specialist Diploma in Chinese Language Teaching (Mandarin) by KLC International Institute.

  • Aged 16 and above AND
  • Completed 10 years of formal education or equivalent AND

ONE of the following Chinese language requirement:

  • At least a Grade C6 in Chinese at GCE “O” Level OR
  • A Pass in Chinese Language in Year 10 High School Qualification OR
  • HSK 6 OR
  • Chinese Placement Test conducted by KLCII
Course Fess $6,826.60
Course fees stated are inclusive of prevailing GST and are in Singapore dollars. Students are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $85.60 (local students), $288.90 (international students) upon course sign-up.
Medical Insurance coverage of $42.80 (per year) is mandatory for international students.
Course fees are subjected to changes without prior notice. For a full schedule of the miscellaneous fees, please click here.