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Medium of Instruction

In general, the medium of instruction is Chinese and/or English. Applicant’s adequate proficiency in both Chinese and English is required (except participants in PGDE(ECE) programme). Please see below for more detailed information.


PGDE (Primary) Programme

The medium of instruction is Chinese and/or English. Applicant’s adequate proficiency in both Chinese and English is required. English is adopted as the language of instruction for relevant courses, as appropriate. TSS1 English participants are required to take Education Studies core courses in English, if available. Participants of other Teaching Subject Studies can choose to take additional language courses to enhance their English proficiency, if desired.


PGDE (Secondary) Programme

The medium of instruction is Chinese and/or English. Applicant's adequate proficiency in both Chinese and English is required. Participants will be required to take 25% (about 6 credit points) of the total programme credit points (excluding those for the Field Experience course) through the medium of English. English major participants are required to take all courses through the medium of English, if available.


PGDE (Early Childhood Education) Programme

Full-time Programme
The medium of instruction is Chinese and/or English for the full-time programme. Applicant’s adequate proficiency in both Chinese and English is required, if appropriate. English is adopted as the language of instruction for relevant courses and combined classes with students of the part-time programme would be arranged where necessary. Courses may run in the daytime/evening on weekdays and/or Saturday.

Part-time Programme
Two streams of studies are offered for the part-time programme. Part-time Participants are required to choose either Chinese or English as the main medium of instruction.

  • Chinese as the medium of instruction

  • The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese. English or Putonghua may be adopted as the language of instruction for relevant courses, as appropriate.

  • English as the medium of instruction

  • The medium of instruction is mainly English.


PGDE (Professional & Vocational Education) Programme

The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese. English and/or Putonghua is adopted as the language of instruction for relevant courses, as appropriate.


Notes to Putonghua Speaking Applicants

Putonghua-speakers should normally apply for Putonghua / Chinese / English as TSS / MSS in PGDE(Primary) / PGDE(Secondary). Other subjects are mainly conducted in Chinese (Cantonese) and / or English.

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