Knowledge Exchange

Chinese as a Foreign Language Courses

Application deadline: 16 March 2018

Credit bearing courses with the ARTS prefix are for exchange and visiting students only, while HIST2093, HIST2107 and HIST2159, courses with the GCIN prefix and the Chinese as a Foreign Language courses CHIN9511 and CHIN9522 are for all undergraduate students, including eligible HKU students. Fee exemption applies for HKU students and students under formal HKU exchange agreements.

Please, note that no add/drop will be permitted after the commencement of the summer courses.

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CHIN9511 Cantonese as a Foreign Language I (6 credits)

This course is intended for foreign learners who have no prior knowledge of Cantonese (Mandarin speakers may apply). The course introduces the fundamental structure of the language that can immediately be put to use in daily life. It aims to develop oral communication skills through a variety of situational conversations to make life in Hong Kong easier and more enjoyable.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities

Period of Teaching: Session B: July 3  July 27, 2018 (four weeks); Mon to Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                         

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

Course Description: please click here

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CHIN9522 Exploration of Major Cultural Themes across Chinese History (6 credits) 

A history and culture course that familiarizes students with China and its past, approached from non-traditional perspectives. The course introduces international students to Chinese history, schools of thoughts, cultural themes and achievements in Chinese civilization; highlights differences and similarities between Chinese and other cultures; stimulates students’ interest in deeper understanding of China, its people, its history and its culture in the global context. Students are required to make presentations on assigned topics and submit one essay at the end of the course.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities

Period of Teaching: Session C: July 16 – August 3, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

Course Description: please click here

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