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Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Chinese Language)

  • JUPAS/NON-JUPAS Code

  • JS8105/NJ8105S

 

Programme Leader

 

  • Study Period

  • 5-Year
  •  
  • Study Mode

  • Full Time

 

 

 

Programme Aims

 

There is a huge demand for professionally trained Chinese Language teachers in Hong Kong. The BEd(CL) programme is designed to provide students with the disciplinary and professional competency to teach the subject of Chinese Language. Graduates of the programme are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers of Chinese Language in primary or secondary sector.

 

This programme aims to nurture students to become professional and competent primary or secondary school Chinese language teachers who: 

 

  • have a high level of proficiency in Chinese; 
  • have in-depth knowledge of the Chinese language;
  • are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers of Chinese Language in primary or secondary sector in Hong Kong;
  • can effectively use relevant information technology knowledge and skills in teaching the Chinese language subject; 
  • have lifelong learning skills and are able to appreciate moral, social and cultural values; 
  • can work collaboratively with parents, colleagues, school administrators and other professionals; and 
  • understand education issues of Hong Kong and will react to educational innovations positively.

 

 

Programme Structure

 

Total 156 Credit Points (cps)

54cps

Major 

22cpsGeneral Education
9cpsLanguage Enhancement6cpsFinal Year Project
30cpsEducation Studies20cpsField Experience
15cpsElectivesNon-credit-bearingImmersion

 

 

 

Field Experience

 

Students will be placed in schools which are important sites for learning to teach and where they will interpret, generate, interact and experiment with theory. Teaching Practice will be conducted in local schools which the medium of instruction (Cantonese/Putonghua) may vary depending on the policy of the schools.

 

  • FE Foundation Course
  • FE and Professional Learning Portfolio I
  • FE and Professional Learning Portfolio II
  • Block Practice I
  • Block Practice II

 

Immersion Programme


The Putonghua Immersion Programme is a compulsory part of the BEd(CL) programme. Students were required to live and study at a university in Mainland China for 8 weeks, and should obtain a pass to be eligible for graduation.

 

Other International Experience

 

 

Career Prospects

 

The BEd(CL) programme is designed to provide students with the disciplinary and professional competency to teach the subject of Chinese Language. As Chinese Language teachers in Hong Kong must possess the relevant professional qualifications, this has created a huge demand for professionally trained Chinese Language teachers in Hong Kong. Graduates of the programme are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers of Chinese Language in primary or secondary sector.

 

Note: Students admitted into this programme are normally assigned a focus of study (i.e. primary or secondary level) by the end of their first year of study. The focus of study will be reflected in the arrangements for their Field Experience and adopted for the purpose of application for Qualified Teacher Status in Hong Kong upon graduation. This programme is designed to provide students with the disciplinary and professional competency to teach in both primary and secondary schools. However, recognition of Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) in primary or secondary schools in Hong Kong is subject to the decision of the Education Bureau (EDB). Graduates of this programme are required to approach the Teacher Registration Section of the EDB to submit applications directly and that all applications will be assessed by the EDB.

 

 

 

 

Programme Activities

 

  • Programme Admission Video

  • Webinar Video

 

 

Employment Highlights

 

Employment Status (2021)

 

1
96.2%
Employed and Further Studies
3.8%

Other 

Employment Field
1
100%

Education

 

 

 

Enquiries


For Programme Information
 
Tel: (852) 2948 7150
 
 

 

For Admission
Tel: (852) 2948 6886

 

 
 
 

Other enquiries

 

 

Remarks:

  • Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.
  • 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.
  • EdUHK is one of the teacher education providers in Hong Kong. Graduates of the University’s teacher education programmes are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers. As regards teacher registration, graduates should approach the Teacher Registration Team of the Education Bureau (EDB) to submit applications directly. All applications will be assessed by the EDB. which will consider, among other things, whether an applicant has been convicted of any criminal offence (including sex-related offences) in Hong Kong or elsewhere, or is involved in any ongoing criminal proceedings or investigations. For details, please browse the EDB's website.
  • 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, visa application 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.
  • Students admitted to the Bachelor of Education (Chinese Language) are required to attend a compulsory Immersion Programme. While Immersion Programmes are heavily subsidised, students are still required to contribute 18% of the full cost of the Immersion Programmes (“student contribution”).