Chinese Language and Literature with a specialism in Chinese Language Teaching

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

30 months
624 USD/credit
432 USD/credit
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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.

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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


    IELTS or TOEFL needed


    30 alternative credits

    Initial Registration Credits

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


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
    GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
    GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

    English requirements

    IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
    6 (required)
    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    80 (required)
    PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

    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

    • International

      624 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 624 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
    • National

      432 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 432 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
    • HK$3,360 per credit for local students
    • HK$4,850 per credit for non-local students


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