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UK: PGCE in Chinese teaching, maybe funded

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I don't know where to put this. Who runs this site?


This just came through on the BACS mailing list and thought it might be of interest. Ideally you'll already have a degree in Chinese, but from the page linked in the flyer "For Mandarin, HSK level 6 may be acceptable along with a degree in a related subject"


The PGCE for those who don't know is the Postgrad Cert in Education - basically it's a one year course for graduates which qualifies you to teach in UK schools. This one is at UCL in London and tailored for teaching Chinese, and comes with a possible £27,500 in funding. Sept 2017 start, but applications might close when it's full. 


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That's fantastic, I too hope the offer lasts several years.


There's a tremendous shortage of qualified Mandarin Chinese teachers in the UK and a tremendous urgent need, But how and where are they going to find enough candidates with a BA in Mandarin, or even HSK6 level? Few teachers = few graduates = few teachers, a vicious circle. 

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Off-topic:  I subscribed to the BACS mailing list a while back, but I don't think I've been confirmed by the person in charge.


Edit: I subscribed again and this time was added immediately.  Ignore the above!

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