Cantonese and Putonghua Online Taster Courses
The University Programme Section at CLC is offering a series of one-credit asynchronous Online Taster Courses for students who are interested in learning Cantonese and Putonghua (Mandarin) at their own pace. Students will learn in a low-pressure environment by watching prerecorded videos and completing online exercises. They will acquire a basic understanding of Cantonese/Putonghua (Mandarin) upon completion of the course(s). These courses are ideal for students who would like to have a taste of language learning before taking a full 3-unit language course.
13-15 class sessions in the form of prerecorded videos on KEEP.
Self-paced learning; around 12-15 hours required.
All CUHK undergraduate, postgraduate and exchange students are welcome.
Cantonese Taster Course for CUHK International Students
This taster course is designed for international CUHK students who are interested in learning Cantonese. Topics include daily conversations and social interactions.
Cantonese Taster Course for CUHK Mandarin-speaking Students
This taster course is designed for Mandarin-speaking students who are interested in studying Cantonese. Topics include daily conversations and social interactions. Students will also be introduced to the differences between Putonghua and Cantonese.
Putonghua as a Second Language Taster Course for International Students
This taster course is designed for international students who are interested in learning Putonghua and Chinese characters. Students will learn the Chinese characters found on signposts around the university campus and apply them in daily conversation in Putonghua. Students will be encouraged to share their experience of leaning in CUHK in Putonghua. Students who are currently taking Putonghua at the elementary level may also find this course useful in enhancing their knowledge on Chinese characters.
University Programme Section General Office
LG09, K. K. Leung Building, CUHK