Putonghua (Mandarin)  Daytime Intensive Programmes
普通話
日間密集課程

The most systematic way to secure a foundation in Chinese as a foreign/ second language.

 

These are the programmes where the Centre first gained its reputation since its foundation in the early 60's. Students range from absolute beginners to trained sinologists who wish to learn a Chinese dialect or to polish their spoken Chinese.

 

Intake: January, June and September

 

Course load: 3 sessions a day, 5 days a week, approximately 165 sessions per trimester, daytime lessons.

 

Class location: CUHK Shatin campus.

 
Reading Student
Certificate Programme in Chinese as a Foreign/ Second Language (Putonghua)
對外漢語(普通話)證書課程

 

2 academic terms or 6 months. Minimum 330 class hours (30 credits).

Expected learning outcomes: 
Speaking & Listening (PO1-S&L): 

  • Ability to understand and reply to utterances containing selected vocabulary items and grammar points at the sentence level in daily conversations; 

  • Ability to apply selected vocabulary items and grammatical patterns at the sentence level in daily conversations with appropriate usage; 

  • Ability to communicate fluently with selected vocabulary items and grammatical patterns at the sentence level in daily settings; 

  • Ability to comprehend and listen to daily conversations and give appropriate responses at the sentence level; 

  • Ability to present ideas at the sentence level in daily communication settings

 

Reading(R1-2):

  • Ability to read individual words and short phrases in real life contexts and understand the formation of Chinese characters (e.g. stroke order, etc); 

  • Ability to recognize and read Chinese characters and readings at the sentence level in real life contexts
     

Writing(W1):

  • Ability to copy and reproduce from memory a modest number of isolated words or phrases in context

 
Group Students Smilling
Diploma Programme in Chinese as a Foreign/ Second Language (Putonghua)
對外漢語(普通話)文憑課程

 

3 academic terms or 1 year. Minimum 495 class hours (45 credits).

 

Expected learning outcomes:

Speaking & Listening (PO2-S&L):

  • Ability to understand and reply to short connected utterances containing selected vocabulary items and grammatical structures in most real life conversations  

  • Ability to apply selected vocabulary items and grammatical structures in short connected utterances in most real life conversations with appropriate usage; 

  • Ability to communicate fluently with selected vocabulary items and grammatical structures in short connected utterances in most real life settings;

  • Ability to comprehend and listen to discourses & conversations and give appropriate responses in short connected utterances; 

  • Ability to present ideas in short connected utterances in most real life communication settings.

Reading(R1-2):

  • Ability to recognize and read Chinese characters and readings at the sentence level in real life contexts.
     

Writing(W1-2):

  • Ability to copy and reproduce from memory a modest number of isolated words or phrases in context; 

  • Ability to write short messages, postcards and simple notes and to express themselves within the context in which the language was learned.

 
Female Students
Advanced Diploma Programme in Chinese as a Foreign/ Second Language (Putonghua)
對外漢語(普通話)高等文憑課程

 

5 academic terms or 20 months. Minimum 759 class hours (69 credits).

 

Expected learning outcomes:

Speaking & Listening(PO3-S&L): 

  • Ability to understand and reply to professional discourses containing selected vocabulary items and grammatical structures in real life settings; 

  • Ability to apply selected vocabulary items and grammatical structures at the discourse level in real life professional conversations with appropriate usage; 

  • Ability to communicate fluently in professional discourses containing selected vocabulary items and grammatical structures in real life settings; 

  • Ability to comprehend and listen to professional discourses & conversations and give appropriate responses at the discourse level; 

  • Ability to present ideas at the discourse level in real life professional settings.

 

Reading (R1-3): 

  • Ability to recognize and read Chinese characters and readings at the sentence level in real life contexts; 

  • Ability to comprehend and read Chinese readings at paragraph level in real life contexts; 

  • Ability to read and understand Chinese characters with authentic materials and contexts in professional settings.

Writing (W1-3):

  • Ability to copy and reproduce from memory a modest number of isolated words or phrases in context. 

  • Ability to write short messages, postcards and simple notes and to express themselves within the context in which the language was learned; Write short messages and paragraph and to express themselves to topics discussed in class.

 
Studying on the Grass
Communication Skills & Culture and HSK Preparation

1 to 2 academic terms, minimum 2 modules.

Continuing Education Fund registration number:24Z073255.

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. Please note that the Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have a list of pre-approved modules for each reimbursable course offered at CLC. Verification of qualifying modules for each course for reimbursement purposes will be done at CLC.

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Diversity Students
News Media & Presentation Skills and HSK Preparation

1 to 2 academic terms, minimum 2 modules.

Continuing Education Fund registration number:24Z073239.

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. Please note that the Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have a list of pre-approved modules for each reimbursable course offered at CLC. Verification of qualifying modules for each course for reimbursement purposes will be done at CLC.

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Group Discussion
Basic Presentation Skills and HSK Preparation

At least 2 academic terms, minimum 2 modules.

Continuing Education Fund registration number:24Z073247.

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. Please note that the Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have a list of pre-approved modules for each reimbursable course offered at CLC. Verification of qualifying modules for each course for reimbursement purposes will be done at CLC.

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