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Entrance Year Sept 2020

Programme Code 72017

Stream Code

NC (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

2.5 years

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Local Application Deadline 30 Jun 2020

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Jun 2020

Tuition Fees

HK$3,360 per credit for local students
HK$4,850 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leaders

Dr Liu Yi


  • This is a mixed-mode programme. Only the part-time option will be offered for admission in 2020-21.
  • If there are more applicants than the admissions quota, higher priority will be accorded to those teaching in schools with higher concentrations of non-Chinese speaking students.
  • Applications can be made to our postgraduate programmes without the help of agencies. Applicants are required to apply online via the Study@PolyU website:
  • Please note that all fields in the application forms should be filled. We will not consider applications that do not provide details of academic qualifications.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme helps students to acquire basic knowledge of Chinese language, literature and culture, and the know-how of teaching Chinese as second language and the necessary skills for teaching Chinese to non-Chinese speaking students.


The programme is designed to equip students with the following professional skills:

Professional Competence

  • the ability to present complex ideas clearly and articulately in appropriate forms of Chinese;
  • the ability to assimilate and analyse complex information in different genres or registers of classical or contemporary Chinese, identifying key issues and drawing well-reasoned conclusion;
  • the ability to use reference books and information technology to obtain information needed for Chinese teaching and learning;
  • the ability to appreciate and analyse works in Chinese literature;
  • the ability to discover, analyse and handle issues in Chinese language teaching and testing; and
  • the ability to analyse Chinese cultural tradition.


 Strategic Thinking

  • the ability to assess current issues in literature or linguistic theories.


  Lifelong Learning Capability

  • the ability to teach Chinese as a second language; and
  • the skills necessary to teach Chinese to non-Chinese speaking students.

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