MTCSOL: Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

Introduction to the Program

The MTCSOL: Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages at Shanghai Normal University is a two year program for international students.

About Shanghai Normal University

Founded in 1954, a key university in Shanghai, Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) is a comprehensive university with salient features of teacher training and particular strength in liberal arts.

One of the earliest universities to provide Chinese language programs to international students in Shanghai, SHNU started to accept international students in 1965. SHNU is one of the authorized universities to accept international students sponsored by Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Scholarship, Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship and so on.

About ICCS

International College of Chinese Studies (ICCS) is the particular college to provide Chinese language programs to international students in SHNU. With the first-class teaching faculty, ICCS attracts nearly 2,000 international students from more than 40 countries all over the world every year.

For more information visit the Shanghai Normal University page here.

Research Orientations

Teach Chinese to Speakers of  Other Languages

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

Application Deadline

May 31

Time of Admission Test

9:00 am on Wednesday of the third week in June   ( Place of the test: ICCS )


Teach Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Acquisition Theory of TCFL(Teach Chinese as a Foreign Language), Class Teaching Examples of TCFL, Introduction of Chinese Culture, Cross-culture Communication, Comparison Between Chinese Teaching and Foreign Languages Teaching, Teaching Methods of TCFL, How to Organize Chinese Class Teaching, Research on Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), Teaching Technology of TCFL, Teaching Research and Analysis, History of Chinese Thoughts, Topics on Elementary and Intermediate Education, Research on Textbooks of TCFL and so on.


Xuhui Campus

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 23,000 per year. The total for the 2 year program is 46,000 RMB.


Typically, students from abroad are arranged to be accommodated in the Building of Academic Exchanges Center, Waibinlou Building (Foreign Guest House), Xi Liu (No. 6 Dorm on West Xuhui Campus), etc. Also, students are allowed to rent off campus at their own will, however, it usually costs less to live and study on campus.. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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