What will I learn?

This course is a five-year full-time course. The Chinese Language and Literature Program is run by the Chinese Department and provides students with comprehensive and in-depth language and literature training. The Chinese Language Education Program is administered by the College of Education to provide students with training in language education theory and skills.

Students in this course are required to take 155 credits. Students who have completed the required credits and meet the requirements of the University (including both the Chinese Department and the College of Education) are awarded a double degree in Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Language Studies) and Bachelor of Education (Chinese Language Education).

The Bachelor of Education degree in this course is equivalent to a diploma in graduate education. Graduates are no longer required to take a diploma in education and can teach in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.

Graduating students will meet the government's requirements for the new language teachers in the following three aspects:

  • Chinese subject knowledge
  • Language ability
  • Chinese teaching method

Graduates of this course will have a solid foundation in Chinese and have a good understanding of Chinese language, literature, educational theory and skills. Graduates can engage in primary and secondary education, publishing, mass communication, research, etc., and can continue their studies on the basis of existing studies.

Course Objectives:

  • Cultivate students' Chinese language cultivation, mastering the theoretical knowledge of language and literature;
  • Improve the skills of students in reading, writing, listening, speaking, etc., in order to achieve the language proficiency level of Chinese language teachers;
  • Cultivate students' Chinese language teaching skills and help build confidence in teaching;
  • Train students to apply the lessons and instructional design theories and techniques to school curriculum and instructional design;
  • Cultivate classmates to become educators with professional knowledge and spirit.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (US$ 18,610) per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have completed only the first year of IB Diploma studies with outstanding results, may be considered admission under special circumstances on individual merits case-by-case. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.

For international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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