Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese Language Education (5-year full-time)


Program Description

Course Code: JS8105

Course objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • High level of Chinese proficiency: one sentence and two languages;
  • Have a deep understanding of Chinese language, literature and culture;
  • Teaching Chinese Language in Hong Kong Secondary Schools and Primary Schools;
  • Teaching Chinese Language with relevant IT knowledge and skills;
  • Have the ability to learn for life and appreciate different values, social and cultural values;
  • Working with parents, colleagues, school administrators and other professionals; and
  • Understand the current education issues in Hong Kong and actively respond to various educational reforms.

course features

  • In response to the needs of Chinese teaching in Hong Kong, we will balance the development of students' knowledge and abilities in language, literature, culture and language teaching.
  • Integrating Putonghua learning elements, developing students' fluent Chinese language skills and developing students' ability to teach Chinese in Putonghua, this course is dedicated to assisting students in achieving university-related language policy requirements when they graduate.
  • Set up an immersion course to allow students to study at a domestic university, experience the connotation of literary culture in a culturally rich environment, and improve the oral English ability to understand the development of Chinese language education in the Mainland.
  • Both subject knowledge and subject teaching are equally important, allowing students to develop their teaching skills and explore effective Chinese teaching methods in a step-by-step manner. In line with the students' interests and needs, they provide Putonghua teaching and "universal education" training.
  • Systematic development of students' educational professional abilities, including school visits, school assignments, and teaching internships.
  • Comprehensive secondary and primary school teaching training will be provided and students will be assigned to secondary and primary schools for teaching internships.

course structure


Note: The class will be arranged at Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Teaching Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Teaching Centre / Pak Shek Kok Sports Centre. The actual class location is determined by the university.


The Chinese major is composed of four disciplines: language, literature, culture and communication, and language education. In addition to learning Chinese language knowledge, students must also improve their language skills.

Chinese major



  • modern Chinese
  • ancient Chinese
  • Chinese character
  • Chinese rhetoric
  • Mandarin speech study and theoretical application
  • Language education
  • Theory and practice of classroom language
  • School-based Chinese curriculum and textbook development


  • Introduction to literature
  • Chinese modern literature
  • Children's literature
  • Ancient Chinese Literature (1) (Pre-Qin - Sui and Tang Dynasties)
  • Ancient Chinese Literature (2) (Song-Qing)
  • Creative writing
  • Culture and communication
  • Chinese traditional philosophy of life
  • Chinese Thought: Selected Readings of the Original Code
  • Chinese major elective



  • Chinese phonology
  • Language education
  • Chinese language teaching psychology
  • Chinese language course (non-Chinese speaking students) unit teaching design and development


  • Hong Kong literature
  • Comparison of Chinese and Western Literature
  • Selected works of literary classics
  • Expert poem
  • Ming and Qing novels
  • Chinese literature and other art
  • Culture and communication
  • Cantonese and Hong Kong native culture
  • Major teaching method


  • Chinese Language Teaching Method (1)
  • Chinese Language Teaching Method (2)
  • Chinese Language Teaching Method (3)

Educational study

Education and learning consists of a common part and a major teaching method. Educational learning provides students with the opportunity to explore teaching and learning interdisciplinaryly. Students explore school education from the perspectives of psychology, sociology, philosophy, teaching, and others. Education provides students with attitudes and abilities related to the education profession, including critical thinking. , problem solving, communication, moral judgment, social interaction, creativity and global vision; learning in this area enables students to recognize the importance of the professional role and character of the teacher, to be committed to lifelong learning, and to develop appropriate professional knowledge, skills and attitudes. Promote the study of students; graduates will become a quasi-teacher full of love and ability, and have the eager pursuit of learning, social commitment and the quality of the world.


This category provides elective subjects for students to choose freely. Students can also choose to study minor or second major.

Chinese free elective



  • Chinese Linguistics
  • Study of Chinese Traditional Linguistics
  • Practical Chinese logic
  • Textual language analysis

Language education

  • Expressing art and language teaching
  • Mandarin and Chinese Language Teaching
  • Chinese Language Curriculum Reform, Textbook Construction and Teaching Development in Taiwan, Hong Kong and New Territories


  • Children's Literature and Social Culture
  • Lu Xun's novels
  • Legend of the Tang Dynasty
  • Chinese literary criticism
  • The Book of Songs
  • Zhuangzi

Culture and communication

  • Media writing
  • Drama and communication
  • Cultural imagination of Chinese and Western mythology
  • The theory and application of language communication

Graduation thesis

Students must complete a personal graduation thesis.

Language enrichment

This category includes the English Language Enrichment Program, the Putonghua Enrichment Program, the Chinese Language Enrichment Program, and the Guangzhou Language Program* to help students continue to develop their language skills and meet the needs of future work and further education. Students are required to take the prescribed Chinese, English and Putonghua language subjects in accordance with the language policy of the University.

*Only applicable to non-Cantonese Chinese students

General education

The University's general education curriculum consists of the following four areas. By broadening the students' academic horizons, assisting them to integrate knowledge in different fields, and linking formal learning content with daily life, they can eventually equip students into active change agents:

  • Foundation Course
  • Experience learning
    • Experience learning course
    • Co-curricular and service learning courses
  • Broaden the curriculum
  • Broaden the course (Learning Group 1-3)
  • Study Group 1: Humanity, Interpretation and Perspectives
  • Study Group 2: Group, Society and Culture
  • Study Group 3: Nature, Science and Technology
  • Positive education and value education curriculum
  • Interdisciplinary course
  • University e-learning history file

School experience

Through different school experiences and internship opportunities, students gain valuable frontline experience:


Expected learning outcomes

(It will be recorded in the student's "e-learning history file" to help it continue to reflect and grow professionally.)

School experience foundation course Under the guidance of professional tutors, learn more about the roles and responsibilities of teachers and the expectations of the public, and establish teacher identification and establish teaching missions.

First stage teaching practice

Second stage teaching practice

In local primary and secondary schools, teaching is carried out in combination with theory and practice. (All students have the opportunity to be assigned to a school in Cantonese or Mandarin as a medium of instruction.)

Important: The University will require all students enrolled in full-time teacher training courses (eg Bachelor of Education Honours) to declare whether they have committed any sexual offences in Hong Kong or elsewhere or are being sued for sexual offences. The University will also require relevant students to provide detailed reports on the incident prior to the teaching internship and the information will be submitted to the internship school. The University reserves the right to refuse to arrange a teaching internship for the student concerned, and it will therefore fail to complete the graduation requirements of the course.

Immersion course

Students must attend an immersion course at a mainland university. This course aims to combine the skills of Putonghua training, study and study, cultural investigation and teaching observation, so that students can understand the connotation of literary culture in a culturally rich environment, improve the oral English ability, and understand the development of Chinese language education in the Mainland.

The immersion course is a compulsory course with no credits. Students must participate and pass a passing grade in order to be eligible for graduation.

Employment prospects / professional qualifications

Chinese is the first language of Hong Kong students, and the Chinese Language Department is one of the learning areas of Hong Kong school curriculum. Therefore, there is a great demand for high quality Chinese language teachers in Hong Kong. The graduates of this course have a wealth of academic and professional knowledge and a good career prospect. They can obtain the "Hong Kong Registered Teacher" qualification and become a qualified Chinese language teacher. In addition to serving as professional teachers, graduates can also use their subject knowledge and intelligence skills to develop in various industries, such as government departments, news organizations, and publishing houses.

Last updated Mar 2020

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