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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 72017

Stream Code

TLF (Full-time)
TLP (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 or 1.5 years (Full-time)
3 years (Part-time)

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits


Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Tuition Fees

HK$5,750 per credit for local students
​HK$5,900 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leaders

Dr Kim Sun-A


  • This programme is offered on a full-time and part-time basis to give students maximum flexibility to engage in full-time or part-time study loads. Under normal circumstances, full-time and part-time students are able to complete the programme within 1 or 1.5 years and 3 years respectively. Students who wish to extend their studies beyond normal duration can submit such request to the Department for consideration.

  • Applicants are required to choose either full-time or part-time study on application for admission to the programme. Those who study full-time are required to take a minimum of 9 credits per semester.

  • This programme is offered within the Master of Arts Scheme in Chinese, Linguistics and Translation, and the media of instruction are Chinese and English.

  • MATCFL is a relevant study programme for Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master’s Degree Programmes). For details, please visit EDB website (


Notes to Applicants

  • Application to our postgraduate programmes can be done without any agency service. 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

The programme develops the intellectual, critical and imaginative abilities of students in relation to Chinese language education. Specifically, it aims to develop students' awareness of and sensitivity to the differences between Chinese and other languages, and the differences between Chinese culture and other cultures. It builds on the diversity of experience that students bring to the course and extends their knowledge of Chinese language, Chinese literature and Chinese culture to develop their learning and teaching skills, enabling them to develop their careers.



This programme is designed to promote intellectual and cultural awareness through teamwork, and to equip students with the following types of subject and professional knowledge:

  • The ability to use simple language to teach Chinese to non-native speakers, and to present complex ideas clearly and articulately in appropriate forms of Chinese;

  • The ability to use electronic media, multimedia, mass media, reference books and information technology to obtain information needed for teaching Chinese as a foreign language;

  • The ability to assess current issues in literature and linguistics theories in language pedagogy;

  • The ability to appreciate and analyse works in Chinese literature and culture;

  • The ability to discover, analyse and handle issues in Chinese;

  • The ability to disseminate Chinese cultural traditions; and

  • The ability to assess problems in teaching Chinese as a foreign language in classroom management, develop solutions to the problems and use the solutions to benefit students.

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