Postgraduate Student Handbook 2019-20   (V-I)

 

Yale-China Chinese Language Centre

 

Course List

 

Code

Course Title

Unit

CLCC1000

Survival Cantonese for International Students

0

CLCC1100

Survival Cantonese for Native Putonghua Speakers

0

CLCC1113

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar I

3

CLCC1123

Oral Skills Practice I

3

CLCC1703

Elementary Cantonese for Chinese Speakers

3

CLCC2213

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar II

3

CLCC2223

Oral Skills Practice II

3

CLCC2703

Intermediate Cantonese for Chinese Speakers

3

CLCC3100

Cantonese for Real Life Communication (Formal Setting)

0

CLCC3313

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar III

3

CLCC3323

Oral Skills Practice III

3

CLCC3703

Advanced Cantonese for Chinese Speakers

3

CLCC4413

Communication in Professional Settings

3

CLCC4423

Colloquial Cantonese and Local Culture

3

CLCC4513

Discussion Topics on Hong Kong Issues

3

CLCC4523

Discussion Topics on China Issues

3

CLCE1103 / UGED1146

Chinese Language, Culture and Language Learning

3

CLCP1000

Survival Putonghua for International Students

0

CLCP1113

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar I

3

CLCP1123

Oral Skills Practice I

3

CLCP1133

Communication in Context I – Putonghua

3

CLCP1153

Basic Presentation Skills and Daily Situations I

3

CLCP1703

Elementary Putonghua

3

CLCP2213

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar II

3

CLCP2223

Oral Skills Practice II

3

CLCP2233

Communication in Context II – Putonghua

3

CLCP2243

Listening and Reading Comprehension Skills II – Daily and Business Topics

3

CLCP2253

Basic Presentation Skills and Daily Situations II

3

CLCP2703

Intermediate Putonghua

3

CLCP2843

Comprehensive Putonghua I

3

CLCP3100

Putonghua for Real Life Communication (Formal Setting)

0

CLCP3313

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar III

3

CLCP3323

Oral Skills Practice III

3

CLCP3333

Communication in Context III – Putonghua

3

CLCC3343

Listening and Reading Comprehension Skills III – Business Topics

3

CLCP3353

Presentation Skills and Daily Situations

3

CLCP3703

Advanced Putonghua

3

CLCP4413

News Media and Presentation Skills

3

CLCP4423

Speech Preparation and Presentation Skills

3

CLCP4433

Advanced Topical Conversation – Hot Topic

3

CLCP4443

Communication Skills on Business and Trading Topics

3

CLCP4453

Communication Skills and Culture

3

CLCP4513

News Media and Presentation Skills II

3

CLCP4523

Advanced Speech Preparation and Presentation Skills

3

CLCP4533

Advanced Topical Conversation – Social Life

3

CLCP4543

Advanced Communication Skills on Business Topics

3

CLCP4553

Advanced Communication Skills and Culture

3

CLCP4713

Current Affairs and Discussion

3

CLCP4723

Academic Presentation and Discussion

3

CLCP4733

Special Topics in Putonghua (Arts)

3

CLCP4743

Special Topics in Putonghua (Science)

3

CLCP4753

Special Topics in Putonghua (Engineering)

3

CLCP4763

Special Topics in Putonghua (Business)

3

CLCP4773

Putonghua Speech Training (Presentation Skill and

Test Preparation)

3

CLCP4913

Pragmatic Internship in China (PRINCH, Advanced level)

3

 

 

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

CANTONESE COURSE - for non-native speakers of Chinese

 

All non-native speakers of Chinese in UGC funded postgraduate programmes are eligible to take courses listed below, up to 6 credits per term. Those students in self-financed programmes who are interested in taking these courses will be charged HK$5,070 per 3-credit course for the academic year 2019-20. For more information, please contact Yale-China Chinese Language Centre.

 

CLCE1103 / UGED1146

Chinese Language, Culture and Language Learning

This is a knowledge-based course introducing Chinese language and culture. The course is designed for CUHK students (both native and non-native Chinese) who are interested in Chinese language and culture; content included theories and applications concerning Chinese language and culture; theories, practices and situations of teaching and learning Chinese as a second language (including Putonghua and Cantonese learning); the importance of culture in Chinese as a second language; and the language policies and its use in Hong Kong and in Mainland China.

 

CLCC1000

Survival Cantonese for International Students

A non-credit bearing basic Cantonese course designed for non-Chinese speakers, including exchange and international full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students, who use Chinese as a foreign/ second language and look for survival skills in Cantonese. The course is structured to help students communicate orally with the local people in Cantonese in different scenarios, with student-centred, proficiency-orientated activities based on useful daily expressions and basic vocabulary items. It focuses on student’s oral skills and speaking ability. Real life settings are introduced such as shopping, introduction of oneself, asking directions, etc.

 

CLCC1113

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar I

An elementary course designed to familiarize students with the use of Romanization, basic vocabulary and grammar points. Vocabulary introduced based on everyday conversations and daily usage. Focus will be on appropriateness in application.

 

CLCC1123

Oral Skills Practice I

An elementary course focused on students’ fluency in communication with basic vocabulary and grammar points through various kinds of speaking practice. Real life settings are introduced such as shopping, introducing family members, asking directions etc.

 

CLCC2213

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar II

An intermediate course designed to familiarize students with the use of more vocabulary and grammar points. Vocabulary introduced based on everyday conversations and daily usage. Focus will be on appropriateness in application.

 

CLCC2223

Oral Skills Practice II

An intermediate course focused on students’ fluency in speaking practice in real life settings, such as going to the airport, attending a wedding party, going to see movies, discussing travel plans, talking about hobbies etc.

 

CLCC3313

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar III

An upper intermediate course designed to familiarize students with the use of newly acquired vocabulary and grammar points. Focus will be on appropriateness in application. Real life settings are introduced such as buying a computer, going to the doctor, renting a flat, moving to a new home etc.

 

CLCC3323

Oral Skills Practice III

An upper intermediate course focused on students’ fluency in speaking practice with newly acquired vocabulary and grammar points. Real life settings are introduced such as buying a computer, going to the doctor, renting a flat, moving to a new home etc.

 

CLCC4413

Communication in Professional Settings

An advanced course designed to help students communicate with extended vocabulary in advanced settings through real life language tasks/activities and contextualized exercises. Topics include social issues in Hong Kong, environmental issues, Chinese custom and religion etc.

 

CLCC4423

Colloquial Cantonese and Local Culture

An advanced course designed to improve students’ fluency in real life communication settings through various language activities and discussion practice. Topics for discussion include social issues in Hong Kong, environmental issues, Chinese custom and religion etc.

 

CLCC4513

Discussion Topics on Hong Kong Issues

An advanced course designed to build up the students’ confidence in using a variety of vocabulary in formal settings through specific topics and contextualized exercises. Topics include various local news and issues related to our society, such as education system, economy and immigration.

 

CLCC4523

Discussion Topics on China Issues

An advanced course designed to further improve students’ fluency in professional communication settings through language activities, role playing and discussion practice. Topics for discussion include various China news and issues related to the Chinese society, such as education system, economy and immigration.

 

 

PUTONGHUA COURSES – for non-native speakers of Chinese

 

All non-native speakers of Chinese in UGC funded postgraduate programmes are eligible to take courses listed below, up to 6 credits per term. Those students in self-financed programmes who are interested in taking these courses will be charged HK$5,070 per 3-credit course for the academic year 2019-20. For more information, please contact Yale-China Chinese Language Centre.

 

CLCE1103 / UGED1146

Chinese Language, Culture and Language Learning

This is a knowledge-based course introducing Chinese language and culture. The course is designed for CUHK students (both native and non-native Chinese) who are interested in Chinese language and culture; content included theories and applications concerning Chinese language and culture; theories, practices and situations of teaching and learning Chinese as a second language (including Putonghua and Cantonese learning); the importance of culture in Chinese as a second language; and the language policies and its use in Hong Kong and in Mainland China.

 

CLCP1000

Survival Putonghua for International Students

A non-credit bearing basic Putonghua course designed for non-native Chinese speakers, including exchange and international full-time students, who use Chinese as a foreign/ second language and look for survival skills in Putonghua. The course is structured to help students communicate orally with the Chinese people in Putonghua in different scenarios, with student-centred, proficiency-orientated activities based on useful daily expressions and basic vocabulary items. It focuses on student’s oral skills. Real life settings are introduced such as shopping, introduction fo family members, asking directions, etc.

 

CLCP1113

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar I

An elementary course designed to students who have no knowledge of Chinese language. It aims at familiarizing students with the use of basic vocabulary and grammar points. Vocabulary introduced based on everyday conversations and daily usage. Focus will be on appropriateness in application.

 

Upon completion of the course with CLCP1123 CPTH1123, students will move up to study CLCP1133 and CLCP1153 or CPTH1133 and CPTH1153. For students who wants to study Putonghua level 2 or above, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

CLCP1123

Oral Skills Practice I

An elementary course designated to students who have no knowledge of Putonghua. It focuses on students’ oral skills and listening ability. Students will achieve fluency in communication with basic vocabulary and grammar points through various kinds of speaking practice. Real life settings are introduced such as greeting, asking directions, ordering of food, shopping, etc.

 

Upon completion of the course, students will move up to study CLCP1133 and CLCP1153 or CPTH1133 and CPTH1153. For students who wants to study Putonghua level 2 or above, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

CLCP1133

Communication in Context I – Putonghua

An elementary course designed to students who have completed CLCP1113 and CLCP1123 or CPTH1113 and CPTH1123. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

Course contents focus on enriching students’ vocabularies and grammar points through language tasks/activities and contextualized exercises. Students will be able to collect information through asking and answering questions and communicate under real life contexts. Topic include simple introduction of oneself, frequently asked questions on travel related issues and provide information, etc.

 

CLCP1153

Basic Presentation Skills and Daily Situations I

An elementary course designed to students who have completed CLCP1113 and CLCP1123 or CPTH1113 and CPTH1123. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

Course contents focus on improving students’ pronunciation, enhancing their speaking and listening ability of Putonghua, helping them to build up abilities in presenting basic ideas in real life communication settings. Tasks like picture description, speaking topics and simple presentation will be adopted to train students in presentation with various everyday settings.

 

CLCP2213

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar II

An intermediate course designed to students who have completed CLCP1133 and CLCP1153 or CPTH1133 and CPTH1153. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

Course contents focus on familiarizing students with the use of more vocabulary and grammar points. Vocabulary introduced based on everyday conversations and daily usage. Focus will be on appropriateness in application.

 

CLCP2223

Oral Skills Practice II

An intermediate course designed to students who have completed CLCP1133 and CLCP1153 or CPTH1133 and CPTH1153. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

Course contents focus on familiarizing students with newly acquired vocabulary and grammar points through language tasks/activities and contextualized exercises in real life settings.

 

CLCP2233

Communication in Context II – Putonghua

An intermediate course designed to students who have completed CLCP2213 and CLCP2223 or CPTH2213 and CPTH2223. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

The course is designed to equip students with communicative skills to meet their daily needs in Putonghua such as seeking help from passerby, from police or from doctor, etc. through language tasks/activities and contextualized exercises in real life settings.

 

CLCP2243

Listening and Reading Comprehension Skills II – Daily and Business Topics

An intermediate course designed to students who have completed CLCP2213 and CLCP2223 or CPTH2213 and CPTH2223. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

Course contents focus on building up students’ listening and reading ability in daily and business    settings such as greeting clients, attending welcome party, making hotel reservation, arranging working schedule, etc.

 

CLCP2253

Basic Presentation Skills and Daily Situations II

An intermediate course designed to students who have completed CLCP2233 and CLCP2243 or CPTH2233 and CPTH2243. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

Course contents focus on helping students to improve their proficiency to communicate in authentic situations by integrating the newly acquired vocabulary items and grammar structures.

 

CLCP2843

Comprehensive Putonghua I

An Intermediate course designed to students who have completed CLCP1133, CLCP1143, CLCP1153, CLCP2213, CLCP2223 and CLCP2233 or CPTH1133, CPTH1143, CPTH1153, CPTH2213, CPTH2223 and CPTH2233. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

Course contents focus on building up students’ listening and reading ability in daily life situations.

 

CLCP3313

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar III

An intermediate course designed to students who have completed CLCP2233, CLCP2243 and
CLCP2253 or CPTH2233, CPTH2243 and CPTH2253. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

Course contents focus on familiarizing students with the use of newly acquired vocabulary and grammar points. Focus will be on appropriateness in application. Topics include various aspects of Chinese language and culture.

 

CLCP3323

Oral Skills Practice III

An intermediate course designed to students who have completed CLCP2233, CLCP2243 and CLCP2253 or CPTH2233, CPTH2243 and CPTH2253. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

Course contents focus on students’ fluency in speaking practice with newly acquired vocabulary and grammar points. Topics include various aspects on Chinese language and culture.

 

CLCP3333

Communication in Context III – Putonghua

An intermediate course designed to students who have completed CLCP3313 and CLCP3323 or CPTH3313 and CPTH3323. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course aims at enriching students’ vocabularies, enhancing their reading comprehension skills and familiarizing them with the use of more vocabulary and grammar points. Topics include various aspects of Chinese language, tradition and customs. 

 

CLCP3343

Listening and Reading Comprehension Skills III – Business Topics

An intermediate course designed to students who have completed CLCP2243 and CLCP2253 or CPTH2243 and CPTH2253. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

Course contents focus on building up students’ listening, reading and speaking ability to improve their conversation skills in business settings such as making an offer, using promotional skills, making a negotiation, etc.

 

CLCP3353

Presentation Skills and Daily Situations

An intermediate course designed to students who have completed CLCP3323 and CLCP3333 or CPTH3323 and CPTH3333. For students who have not completed any of the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC. Students who have completed higher level of similar Putonghua courses are not allowed to take this course.

 

Course contents focus on helping students to further improve their proficiency to communicate in a variety of authentic situations by integrating the newly acquired vocabulary items and grammar structures.

 

CLCP4413

News Media and Presentation Skills

An advanced course designed to students who have completed CLCP3353 or CPTH3353. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course aims at increasing students’ ability in reading articles from Chinese media and presenting their opinions on various topics. Students will expand their vocabulary bank and improve their presentation skills through reading extract of articles, discussion and presentation.

 

CLCP4423

Speech Preparation and Presentation Skills

An advanced course designed to students who have completed CLCP3353 or CPTH3353. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course is designed for students who want to improve their expression proficiency. Students will receive feature articles in different languages and are invited to express their opinion in Putonghua through a series of training include reading, listening comprehension, group discussion and oral presentation. Language functions include introduction; comparison; suggestion and description.

 

CLCP4433

Advanced Topical Conversation – Hot Topic

An advanced course designed to students who have completed CLCP3353 or CPTH3353. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course is designed to enhance students' ability in using Putonghua to have a deeper discussion on selected daily life topics. Students will be enriched with related terminologies through a series of training include listening comprehension, oral presentation, group discussion, etc.

 

CLCP4443

Communication Skills on Business and Trading Topics

An advanced course designed to students who have completed CLCP3353 or CPTH3353. For students who have not completed the above courses, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course aims at increasing students’ ability to use Chinese language in business related field. It designed to familiarize students with a wide range of business and economy-related topics and terminology, enhancing their usage in listening, speaking and reading of Putonghua.

 

CLCP4453

Communication Skills and Culture

An advanced course designed to students who have completed CLCP3353 or CPTH3353. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course is designed to enhance students' language skills in communication, as well as to increase their understanding of Chinese social custom and culture through a series of training include reading and listening comprehension, special report, group discussion, etc.

 

CLCP4513

News Media and Presentation Skills II

An advanced course designed to students who have completed CLCP4413 or CPTH4413. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course is designed to increase students’ ability in reading articles from Chinese media and presenting their opinions on various topics. Students will expand their vocabulary bank in relevant field and improve their presentation skills through reading extract of articles.

 

CLCP4523

Advanced Speech Preparation and Presentation Skills

An advanced course designed to students who have completed CLCP4423 or CPTH4423. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course is designed to increase students' language skills in communication. Students will receive feature articles in different languages and are invited to express their opinion in Putonghua through a series of training include reading and listening comprehension, group discussion, short essay writing and oral presentation, etc. Language functions include introduction; comparison; analysis and comment.

 

CLCP4533

Advanced Topical Conversation – Social Life

An advanced course designed to students who have completed CLCP4433 or CPTH4433. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course is designed to enhance students' language skills in communication, as well as to increase their understanding of social life through a series of training include reading and listening comprehension, special report, group discussion, etc.

 

CLCP4543

Advanced Communication Skills on Business Topics

An advanced course designed to students who have completed CLCP4443 or CPTH4443. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course is designed to enhance students’ communication skills in business and economy topics. Students will expand their vocabulary bank in relevant field and have a better understanding of the economic condition of Hong Kong, Mainland and other places through a series of training include reading and listening comprehension, special report, group discussion, etc.

 

CLCP4553

Advanced Communication Skills and Culture

An advanced course designed to students who have completed CLCP4453 or CPTH4453. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course is designed to enhance students’ communication skills in Chinese culture and society. Students will expand their vocabulary bank in relevant field and have a better understanding of the characteristic of Chinese culture through a series of training include reading and listening comprehension, special report, group discussion, etc.

 

CLCP4913

Pragmatic Internship in China (PRINCH, Advanced level)

PRINCH is a task-based course designed to provide advanced level students with the opportunity to use language in real life for real communication purposes. It allows students to practice what they have learned in class through a variety of activities in the target culture, focusing on topics related to social, political and economic issue. Class format consists of three parts: 1)Pre-trip activities with teachers; 2)Theme-based trip in small group led by teachers or teaching assistants; and 3)Post-trip tasks with teacher, such as Q&A, discussion and presentation.

 

 

CANTONESE COURSES – for Non-local Chinese speaking students

 

All non-local Chinese speaking students in the UGC funded postgraduate programmes are eligible to take courses listed below, up to 6 credits per term. Those students in self-financed programmes who are interested in taking these courses will be charged HK$5,070 per 3-credit course for the academic year 2019-20. For more information, please contact Yale-China Chinese Language Centre.

 

CLCE1103 / UGED1146

Chinese Language, Culture and Language Learning

This is a knowledge-based course introducing Chinese language and culture. The course is designed for CUHK students (both native and non-native Chinese) who are interested in Chinese language and culture; content included theories and applications concerning Chinese language and culture; theories, practices and situations of teaching and learning Chinese as a second language (including Putonghua and Cantonese learning); the importance of culture in Chinese as a second language; and the language policies and its use in Hong Kong and in Mainland China.

 

CLCC1100

Survival Cantonese for Native Putonghua Speakers

A non-credit bearing basic Cantonese course designed for Putonghua speaking full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students from Mainland, Taiwan or other regions who are looking for survival skills in Cantonese. The course is structured to help students communicate orally with local people in Cantonese in different scenarios, with student-centred, proficiency-orientated activities based on useful daily expressions and basic vocabulary items. It focused on student’s oral skills and speaking ability.

 

CLCC1703

Elementary Cantonese for Chinese Speakers

This is a foundation course on Cantonese which introduces the “Yale Romanization Scheme” of Cantonese. Course contents include basic daily conversation, vowels and tone exercises and pronunciation practice. It enables learners to understand the “Yale Romanization Scheme” and engage in real life conversation by using simple Cantonese.

 

CLCC2703

Intermediate Cantonese for Chinese Speakers

An intermediate course for students who have completed CLCC1703, CCAN1703 or CCAN2013. For students who have not completed any of the above course, they are invited to take a Cantonese placement test offered by CLC. Course contents focus on social topics. Trainings in different contexts can increase students' vocabulary. It also improves their pronunciation and exchange of ideas in different social activities. Furthermore, it assists them to complete a number of tasks in school or working environments.

 

CLCC3100

Cantonese for Real Life Communication (Formal Setting)

A non-credit bearing Cantonese course designed for Putonghua speaking full-time undergraduate students, postgraduate students, tutors or research assistants from Mainland, Taiwan or other regions. The course is structured to help students in learning relevant expressions and to apply them in their tutorial lessons or at work. Training includes: (1) effective utilization of basic Cantonese in communicating with local students during tutorials and (2) proper use of academic Cantonese to make simple description and presentation of one’s thesis to their academic advisors or colleagues. Students will acquire relevant vocabularies under professional setting which in turn help them in adjusting to University and work life in Hong Kong. Ultimately, the learning atmosphere of tutorial class can be improved.

 

CLCC3703

Advanced Cantonese for Chinese Speakers

An advanced course for students who have completed CLCC2703, CCAN2703 or CCAN3013. For students who have not completed any of the above course, they are invited to join the Cantonese placement offered by CLC.

 

This course equips students with various advanced communicative skills in various academic and professional settings, such as seminars, meetings, group discussions, debate, presentations, performance, impromptu speaking etc. Students are trained to speak in connected discourse in academic and professional settings with different level of formality.

 

PUTONGHUA COURSES – for local Chinese speaking students

 

All local Chinese speaking students in the UGC funded postgraduate programmes are eligible to take courses listed below, up to 6 credits per term. Those students in self-financed programmes who are interested in taking these courses will be charged HK$5,070 per 3-credit course for the academic year 2019-20. For more information, please contact Yale-China Chinese Language Centre.

 

CLCE1103 / UGED1146

Chinese Language, Culture and Language Learning

This is a knowledge-based course introducing Chinese language and culture. The course is designed for CUHK students (both native and non-native Chinese) who are interested in Chinese language and culture; content included theories and applications concerning Chinese language and culture; theories, practices and situations of teaching and learning Chinese as a second language (including Putonghua and Cantonese learning); the importance of culture in Chinese as a second language; and the language policies and its use in Hong Kong and in Mainland China.

 

CLCP1703

Elementary Putonghua

An elementary course designed to students who want to acquire basic knowledge of Hanyu Pinyin and enhance their communicative ability of Putonghua in daily situation.

 

Course contents focus on reading skills and daily conversations. Through a series of systematic training on consonants, vowels, tones, phonetic identification and comparison of Putonghua and Cantonese terminologies, students can gain knowledge of Hanyu Pinyin. Eventually, they will be equipped with the skills on listening to short phrases in Putonghua.

 

E-learning laboratory sessions not only provide target training on pronunciation and listening, but also allow students to complete online exercises, conduct recording and test or examination.

 

CLCP2703

Intermediate Putonghua

An intermediate course designed for students who have already acquired basic knowledge of Hanyu Pinyin and able to conduct simple conversations in Putonghua in daily situations. The course aims to strengthen their knowledge of Hanyu Pinyin, correct pronunciation, increase vocabulary under different real life settings. Students will be able to present their ideas in short connected utterances.

 

Course contents focus on students’ ability to speak under a variety of real life settings and present ideas in short connected utterances. Activities conducted in class include a series of training on pronunciation, evaluation of differences between Putonghua and Cantonese expressions with reference to their communicative ability at paragraph level. Students will be able to understand and identify phrases spoken by native speakers and speakers with dialect accents.

 

E-learning laboratory sessions not only provide target training on pronunciation and listening, but also allow students to complete online exercises, conduct recording and test or examination.

 

CLCP3100

Putonghua for Real Life Communication (Formal Setting)

A non-credit bearing Putonghua course designed to provide Cantonese speaking local or non-local full-time undergraduate or postgraduate students a practical and comprehensive Putonghua training in a causal manner. The course will utilize the task bank of advanced and superior levels of the Computerized Oral Proficiency Assessment (COPA) developed by CLC in 2000 which provides virtual simulation context to students. They will be equipped with the skills to complete different language tasks with different functions and be able to communicate with various parties under various real life situations. Students are expected to enhance their listening and speaking ability and the awareness of contextual needs. Focus will be on listening and speaking skills. Instant and professional feedback will be given to students directly in class.

 

CLCP3703

Advanced Putonghua

An advanced Putonghua course designed to students who have completed CLCP2703, CPTH2703, CPTH2001 or CPTH3001. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

The course is targeted at students who have the capability to present ideas in short connected utterances. It will further build up their vocabulary list related to social daily real life settings especially developing their oral skills in delivering speeches at public occasions.

 

Course contents cover a numbers of social life topics. Through different real life settings, it could increase students’ vocabulary. Common pronunciation mistakes, difference between Putonghua and Cantonese words and phrases will be included which allow students to present their ideas under a variety of circumstances especially completing tasks in learning and working environments. Students will be able to handle any unexpected changes in social contexts and understand Putonghua with relatively strong accents.

 

E-learning laboratory sessions not only provide target training on pronunciation and listening, but also allow students to complete online exercises, conduct recording and test or examination.

 

CLCP4713

Current Affairs and Discussion

An advanced course on special topics designed to students who have completed CLCP2703, CPTH2001, CPTH2703 or CPTH3001. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

Course contents cover news reporting and discussion on current affairs. Students will take the initiative to collect news for reporting. Their speaking ability in both formal and informal situations will be enhanced through extracting, combining and reproducing news contents. While sessions on discussion on current affairs enable them to learn a wide range of vocabularies on different topics and introduce the difference between Putonghua and Cantonese words and phrases which meet the ultimate goal of the course i.e. to equip students with the ability to discuss any affairs happen around the world.

 

E-learning laboratory sessions not only provide target training on pronunciation and listening, but also allow students to complete online exercises, conduct recording and test or examination.

 

CLCP4723

Academic Presentation and Discussion

An advanced course on special topics designed to students who have completed CLCP2703, CPTH2001, CPTH2703 or CPTH3001. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

Course contents include thematic article speaking. Through different formal and informal real life settings, students can expand their vocabularies in professional field which enables them to use Putonghua to conduct special reports and present academic speeches. They will understand Putonghua with relatively strong accents.

 

E-learning laboratory sessions not only provide target training on pronunciation and listening, but also allow students to complete online exercises, conduct recording and test or examination.

 

CLCP4733

Special Topics in Putonghua (Arts)

An advanced course on special topics designed to students whose major subjects are literature, arts (painting, music, etc.), history, religious or any other arts related subjects. The course is targeted at those who want to master professional terms in Putonghua and enable their communicative ability in different circumstances with the use of Putonghua in the above fields. The course is offered to students who have completed CLCP2703, CPTH2001, CPTH2703 or CPTH3001. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

Course contents include speaking topics based on various themes. Through different formal and informal real life settings, the course can increase students' vocabulary in arts related fields and enables them to satisfy most of the tasks at work. They will also understand Putonghua with relatively strong accents.

 

E-learning laboratory sessions not only provide target training on pronunciation and listening, but also allow students to complete online exercises, conduct recording and test or examination.

 

CLCP4743

Special Topics in Putonghua (Science)

An advanced course on special topics designed to students whose major subjects are mathematics, physics, biology, medicine, chemistry, environmental science or any other science related subjects. The course is targeted at those who want to master professional terms in Putonghua and increase their Putonghua communicative ability in the sciences fields. The course is offered to students who have completed CLCP2703, CPTH2001, CPTH2703 or CPTH3001. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

Course contents include speaking topics based on various themes. Through different formal and informal real life settings, the course can increase students' vocabulary in science related fields and enables them to satisfy most of the tasks at work. They will also understand Putonghua with relatively strong accents.

 

E-learning laboratory sessions not only provide target training on pronunciation and listening, but also allow students to complete online exercises, conduct recording and test or examination.

 

CLCP4753

Special Topics in Putonghua (Engineering)

An advanced course on special topics designed to students whose major subjects are civil engineering and architecture, electronic engineering, information engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering or any other engineering related subjects. The course is targeted at those who want to master professional terms in Putonghua and enable their communicative ability in different circumstances with the use of Putonghua in the above fields. It is offered to students who have completed CLCP2703, CPTH2001, CPTH2703 or CPTH3001. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

Course contents include speaking topics based on various themes. Through different formal and informal real life settings, the course can increase students' vocabulary in engineering related fields and enables them to satisfy most of the tasks at work. They will also understand Putonghua with relatively strong accents.

 

E-learning laboratory sessions not only provide target training on pronunciation and listening, but also allow students to complete online exercises, conduct recording and test or examination.

 

CLCP4763

Special Topics in Putonghua (Business)

An advanced course on special topics designed to students whose major subjects are business administration, accountancy, finance or any other business related subjects. The course is targeted at those who want to master professional terms in Putonghua and enable their communicative ability in different circumstances with the use of Putonghua in the above fields. It is offered to students who have completed CLCP2703, CPTH2001, CPTH2703 or CPTH3001. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

Course contents include speaking topics based on various themes. Through different formal and informal real life settings, the course can increase students' vocabulary in business related fields and enables them to satisfy most of the tasks at work. They will also understand Putonghua with relatively strong accents.

 

E-learning laboratory sessions not only provide target training on pronunciation and listening, but also allow students to complete online exercises, conduct recording and test or examination.

 

CLCP4773

Putonghua Speech Training (Presentation Skill and Test Preparation)

An advanced course on Putonghua examination preparation. The course is targeted at those who have completed intermediate, advanced or special topics in Putonghua and aims to sit for public examination in Putonghua, such as Putonghua Shuiping Ceshi (PSC), Computerized Oral Proficiency Assessment (COPA), etc. It is offered to students who have completed CLCP3703, CPTH3703 or CPTH4001. For students who have not completed the above course, they are invited to join the Putonghua placement offered by CLC.

 

Course contents include training on vocabulary and passage speaking, phrases expression selection skills, noun and quantifier matching, etc. and provide a series of practices on different real life settings. The course enables students to meet the examination standard in terms of vocabulary usage, passage reading and speaking. 

 

E-learning laboratory sessions not only provide target training on pronunciation and listening, but also allow students to complete online exercises, conduct recording and test or examination.