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Chinese Language and Literature with a specialism in Chinese Language Teaching

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

30 months
656 USD/credit 7872 USD/year
463 USD/credit 5556 USD/year
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This programme helps students to acquire basic knowledge of Chinese language, literature and culture, the know-how of teaching Chinese as second language and the skills necessary for teaching Chinese to non-Chinese speaking students.



The programme is designed to equip students with the following professional skills:

  • The ability to present the complex ideas clearly and articulately in the appropriate forms of Chinese;
  • The ability to assimilate and analyse complex information in different genres or registers of classical or contemporary Chinese, identifying key issues and drawing well-reasoned conclusions;
  • The ability to use reference books and information technology to obtain information needed for Chinese teaching and learning;
  • The ability to assess current issues in literature and linguistic theories;
  • The ability to appreciate and analyse works of Chinese literature;
  • The ability to discover, analyse and handle issues in Chinese language teaching and learning;
  • The ability to analyse Chinese cultural tradition;
  • The ability to teach Chinese as a second language; and
  • The skills necessary to teach Chinese to non-Chinese speaking students.
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Computer Assisted Chinese Language Teaching
    • Description of Chinese I: Words and Sentences
    • Description of Chinese II: Sounds and Script
    • Introduction to Chinese Culture and Classics
    • Intercultural Communication
    • Literary Theory and Modern Chinese Literature
    • Methodology of teaching Chinese as a Second Language I
    • Readings of Classical Literature
    • Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning
    • The Development and Implementation of School-Based Chinese Language Curriculum in Hong Kong

    Key information


    • Part-time
      • 30 months
      • Flexible

    Start dates & application deadlines


    30 alternative credits

    Initial Registration Credits

    • 3 for local students
    • 6 for non-local students


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    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution;AND
    • Serving teacher/ teaching assistant of Chinese subjects of local schools.

    Interviews may be arranged as deemed appropriate.

    If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      7872 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 656 USD per credit during 30 months.
    • National

      5556 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 463 USD per credit during 30 months.
    • HK$3,600 per credit for local students
    • HK$5,100 per credit for non-local students

    Living costs for Hong Kong

    13720 - 23419 HKD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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