SCOLAR’s Vocational Chinese Language Programme for Non-Chinese Speaking School Leavers
語常會已離校非華語人士職業中文課程

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This project is supported by SCOLAR and funded by the Language Fund
 
SCOLAR’s Vocational Chinese Language Programme for Non-Chinese Speaking School Leavers 語常會已離校非華語人士職業中文課程

This project was first run by CLC in August 2017 under the scheme “SCOLAR’s Vocational Chinese Language Programme for Non-Chinese Speaking School Leavers”. It is funded by the Language Fund and supported by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) for the purpose of promoting Chinese language learning. The programme aims to enhance non-Chinese speaking school leavers' capabilities and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Chinese, helping them obtain qualifications recognised by the Government and different sectors and enhancing their employability.

 

In the 2021-23 cycle, CLC’s Foundation Certificate in Cantonese Programme with "Elementary I and Elementary II (CP2101 & CP2102)" /  "Intermediate I and Intermediate II (CP2103 & CP2104)" course components will be funded. Students can receive a subsidy cap of 85% of the course fee upon satisfactory completion of the whole programme or with satisfactory attendance.

  • For elementary or intermediate learners to learn Chinese (Cantonese)                  

  • Listening and speaking oriented

  • 80-hour programme                                                                         

  • Course fee at HK$2000 with a reimbursement of HK$1700 upon satisfactory completion

  • Convenient classroom locations near the University MTR Station

Programme description

This programme is for beginners of Cantonese who are non-Chinese speakers. It focuses on oral skills and listening comprehension, with proficiency-oriented activities based on useful vocabulary items, daily expressions and a wide variety of patterns. Cantonese sounds and tones in Romanization will be taught, supplemented with texts in traditional Chinese characters and English. Students are usually expected to spend at least 4 hours a week on revision to make meaningful progress.

 

Expected programme learning outcome:

 

Elementary I & II (CP2101 & CP2102)

Able to ask and respond to simple questions, convey minimal meaning and satisfy a very limited number of immediate needs. 

Expected speaking & listening learning outcomes:

  • 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.

Intermediate I & II (CP2103 & CP2104)

Able to participate in simple conversations on predictable topics, obtain information by asking and answering questions, combine learned materials to communicate personal meanings, and satisfy basic personal needs and social demands.

Expected speaking & listening learning outcomes:

  • 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.

 

 

Applicant eligibility

Applicants should be non-Chinese speaking Hong Kong residents, have completed the education equivalent or higher of grade 11 to 12, and currently not be studying any full-time programme.

 

Reimbursement eligibility

Students will receive a subsidy of 85% of course fee if they have:

  • completed the application procedure and received the SCOLAR programme’s acceptance confirmation prior to the commencement of study;

  • completed the designated CP2101 AND CP2102 modules, or CP2103 AND CP2104 modules;

  • attained a ‘pass’ grade OR at least 80% attendance in each study module.

 

How to apply?

  • Applicants should read carefully and sign the Application Notes.

  • Fill in an online application form exclusively for the SCOLAR-funded Foundation Certificate Programme. The programme application will be processed only upon full submission of the documents, including Hong Kong visa/ permanent HKID information and education proof.

  • Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, the subsidy will be reimbursed to students. For 2021-23, the programme fee is HK$2000. SCOLAR subsidy reimbursed after programme completion: HK$1700. Net amount paid by students: HK$300

 

Schedule 

Plan A - Elementary Cantonese I & II
1st cohort - January 2022 intake (weekday evening)
Study Period: 17 Jan - 4 July 2022

Venue: Fong Shu Chuen Building, CUHK

Plan B - Intermediate Cantonese I & II
2nd cohort - January 2022 intake (Saturday)
Study Period: 22 Jan - 20 Aug 2022
Venue: Fong Shu Chuen Building, CUHK
*Sat classes have unique scheduling with only 2 sessions for the last 2 lessons