With 55 years of experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, CLC is the only university teaching unit in Hong Kong offering award-bearing Chinese language programmes to both Chinese speakers (Putonghua for Cantonese speakers and Cantonese for Mandarin speakers) and non-native speakers alike.
Our students come from all over the world (over 70 countries!). Although everyone has a different background, there is a common goal: learning Chinese with a purpose.
To enhance the Chinese language proficiency of our students for daily communication and professional purposes, and to let students experience the joy of learning Chinese.
Well-qualified and trained instructors from CUHK.
CLC was recommended to me by my PhD supervisor who himself is a CLC graduate. He said, “you’ll have to study hard but don’t worry - the staff are amazing”. True words! I especially like the fact that I now have friendships with fellow students (Korean, American and Japanese) and that our sole language of communication is Mandarin.
Jacqueline Elfick, from Holland
Nakano Eriko, from Japan
In Hong Kong, the majority of people prefer to speak Cantonese. When I moved here, I chose to study Cantonese because it seemed like the best choice for getting to know the people and the city.
Nathalle from US