By the Great Wall of China

PRINCH (Pragmatic Internship in China)

中國語言文化實踐課

A 3-credit CUHK total immersion programme in Chinese language and culture for intermediate and advanced Chinese language learners.

PRINCH is a task-based total immersion programme which actualises the idea of “learning by doing”. It is carefully designed to provide intermediate and advanced Chinese language learners with the opportunity to use language appropriately in real life for effective communication purposes. First launched in 2006, PRINCH allows students to practise what they have learned in class through a variety of activities in the target culture, an approach that has been recognised by professionals and highly recommended as the most effective mean to cultivate pragmatic competence of language learners.

 

The class format consists of three parts:

(1) Classroom activities with the CLC head teacher;

(2) Theme-based trips in small groups led by local teachers;

(3) Post-trip tasks with teachers, such as Q&A, discussions and presentations.

Themes include history, religion, commerce, customs and culture, education, modern living, etc.

History of PRINCH

2019 Dali

2019 Dali

2019 Beijing

2019 Beijing

2018 Beijing

2018 Beijing College of International Education, Minzu University of China Undergraduates from CUHK & Students from CLC's Regular Programme

2017 Beijing

2017 Beijing College of International Education, Minzu University of China Native Chinese speaking undergraduates from CUHK (programme funded by the Ministry of Education, China)

2017 Yantai

2017 Yantai College of International Education, Ludong University Non-native Chinese speaking students including external participants, CUHK international undergraduates and exchange students. Students from the International Business and Chinese Enterprise programme, University of South Carolina, US. Students from CLC's Regular Programme

2014-16 Beijing

2014-16 Beijing College of International Education, Minzu University of China Students from the International Business and Chinese Enterprise programme, University of South Carolina, US. Students from CLC's Regular Programme Students from CUHK (programme funded by the Ministry of Education, China)

2011-13 Xi'an

2011-13 Xi'an The International School of Chinese Studies, Shaanxi Normal University Students from the International Business and Chinese Enterprise programme, University of South Carolina, US. Students from CLC's Regular Programme

2008-2010  Guangzhou

2008-2010 Guangzhou College of International Culture, South China Normal University Students from CUHK's International Summer School Chinese Language Programmes

2007 Beijing

2007 Beijing Tsinghua University Scholarship students from Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

2006 Guangzhou

2006 Guangzhou Guangdong Teachers College of Foreign Language & Arts Students from CLC's Regular Programme