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Chinese Language and Literature with a specialism in Chinese Language Teaching, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
University rank #91 (QS) ,
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:

    • omputer 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

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 30 months
      • Intensity Flexible
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    General Requirements

    • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution;
    • 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

      575 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 575 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
    • National

      409 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 409 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • HK$3,200 per credit for local students
    • HK$4,500 per credit for non-local students (Subject to review)

    Living costs for Hong Kong

    • 13720 - 23420 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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