PRINCH (Pragmatic Internship in China)
A 3-credit CUHK total immersion programme in Chinese language and culture for intermediate and advanced Chinese language learners.
PRINCH is a task-based total immersion programme which actualizes the idea of “learning by doing”. It is carefully designed to provide intermediate and advanced Chinese language learners with the opportunity to use language appropriately in real life for effective communication purposes. First launched in 2006, PRINCH allows students to practise what they have learned in class through a variety of activities in the target culture, an approach that has been recognized by professionals and highly recommended as the most effective mean to cultivate pragmatic competence of language learners.
The class format consists of three parts:
(1) Classroom activities with the CLC head teacher;
(2) Theme-based trips in small groups led by local teachers;
(3) Post-trip tasks with teachers, such as Q&A, discussions and presentations.
Themes include history, religion, commerce, customs and culture, education, modern living, etc.