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Immersion Programme
(for full-time applicants only)

If you choose English or Putonghua as your Teaching Subject Study 1 (TSS1) in full-time primary programme or English as your Major Subject Studies (MSS) in full-time secondary programme, a compulsory immersion programme (around 6 weeks) will be arranged around November and December in the first semester of the programme. Subsidy for the immersion programme will be provided by the University and you will need to pay for the "Student Contribution" part. The full cost and thus Student Contribution for the 2019/20 academic year are under review and subject to confirmation.


Full-Time PGDE (Primary)

English Immersion

To enhance the participants’ cultural and academic experiences relating to English language teaching, a compulsory immersion programme will be arranged in an English speaking country for FT PGDE(P) participants who choose English as TSS1. This component of the programme not only aims to enhance participants’ language proficiency, but with the campus-based input and teaching practice in local schools also aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to English language teaching to prospective English language teachers. Details of the immersion programme will be announced after the commencement of the full-time programme.

Putonghua Immersion

To enhance the language proficiency of participants in Putonghua, a compulsory immersion programme will be arranged for FT PGDE(P) participants who choose Putonghua as their TSS1. Details of the immersion programme will be announced after the commencement of the full-time programme.


Full-Time PGDE (Secondary)

English Immersion

To enhance the English proficiency of participants, a compulsory immersion programme will be arranged for FT PGDE(S) participants who choose English as their MSS. Details of the immersion programme will be announced after the commencement of the full-time programme.

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