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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

  • JUPAS/NON-JUPAS Code

  • NJA4B087

 

Programme Leader

 

  • Study Period

  • 2-Year (for Senior Year Admissions)
  • Study Mode

  • Full Time

 

 

Overview

 

The BA(TCSL) programme aims to nurture professionals in teaching Chinese as a Second Language. Students enrolled in this programme will be equipped with:

 

  1. Interdisciplinary knowledge including Chinese language and pedagogy, as well as educational psychology; and
  2. The ability to analyse issues related to Chinese teaching in the context of multilingualism and globalisation.

 

Programme Aims

 

The BA(TCSL) programme aims to graduate students who have the following attributes:

 

  1. Perform a mediating role between theory and practice in teaching Chinese as a second language with demonstrative knowledge in classroom organization, curriculum development, textbook design, and language assessment;
  2. Demonstrate a sound understanding of Chinese language and develop high proficiencies in Chinese and English in both oral and written skills;
  3. Exhibit the ability to communicate effectively with speakers from various cultural regions, plus analytical skills to issues and concerns in language use in the context of multilingualism and globalization; and
  4. Improve as critical thinkers with high moral and ethical standards and reflective learners who can always self-improve through life-long practice.

 

Programme Features

 

The BA(TCSL) programme offers a “Chinese Language Strand” to its senior year entrants. Upon completion of this strand, students will be recognized by Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) as graduates of a Chinese major degree. They will be eligible for Specialized Teaching under the current government policy and can further apply for local Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programmes. This “Chinese Language Strand” is exclusively for the BA(TCSL) senior year entrants.

 

Note: The title “Chinese Language Strand” will appear in students’ academic transcript upon successful graduation.
 

In addition, “Chinese Language Strand” aims to equip students with:

  1. Comprehensive subject knowledge in Chinese language (including Phonetics, Semantics, Grammar, Etymology, etc.) and latest approaches in L2 acquisition and child language development; and
  2. The awareness of interpreting issues related to phenomena in language use and language learning by using knowledge of Chinese language, literature and culture.

 

Programme Structure
(for Senior Year Entrants)

 

Total 60 Credit Points (cps)

30cps

Major 

3cpsUniversity ePortfolio
15cpsElectives (including Strand) 3cpsGeneral Education / Language Enhancement / Experiential Learning
3cpsField Experience 6cpsFinal Year Project

 

 

 

Field Experience

 

Students are required to participate in the Field Experience in their Semester 2, Year 3. The Field Experience consists of (1) local school visits and (2) a 4-week Field Experience (tentatively during May - June) in the international colleges of non-local universities. It aims to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of teaching Chinese as a second language through a range of structured activities from school visits to block practice in varied school settings. 

 

Career Prospects

 

“We have practicums in international colleges of non-local universities.”


“We aim to teach Chinese to non-Chinese students. We can further apply for a Postgraduate Diploma in Education to become a Chinese teacher after graduation.”

 

 

 

Programme Activites

 
  • Programme Admission Video

  • Webinar Video

 

 

 

Employment Highlights

 

Employment Status (2020)

 

1
79.2%
Employed
20.8%

Further Studies and Other 

Employment Field
1
80%

Education

20%

Non-Education

 

 

 

 

 

Enquiries


For Programme Information
 
Tel: (852) 2948 7247
 
 

 

For Admission Information
Tel: (852) 2948 6886
 
 
 

Other enquiries

 

 

Remarks:

Field Experience, internship, overseas trips and immersion may be affected by the pandemic situation. Appropriate alternative arrangements will be made if outbound activities are suspended. 

 

Disclaimer:

  • Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.
  • Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.
  • Students admitted into this programme starting from the 2023/24 cohort are required to visit the Greater Bay Area (GBA) for a short trip (e.g. 1-day or 2-day 1-night trip) in order to complete the Cross-Faculty Core Course. While the GBA trip is heavily subsidised, students are still required to contribute 18% of the best estimated cost of the trip ("student contribution"), whereas personal entertainment, meals expenses, travel document fee and personal insurance costs will not be supported. The estimated cost of the GBA trip for students admitted to the 2023/24 cohort is not available yet as it is subject to a variety of factors such as changes to the cost of the GBA trip as a result of inflation, trip duration, traveling expenses, the exchange rate, etc. The exact amount of student contribution is thus not available.