Continuing Education-CAN for non-Chinese speakers

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Regular Award-bearing Programmes

Cantonese Regular Credit-bearing Programmes

The most systematic way to secure a foundation in Chinese as a foreign/ second language. These are the programmes where the Centre first gained its reputation since its foundation in the early 60’s. Students range from absolute beginners to
trained sinologists who wish to learn a Chinese dialect or to polish their spoken Chinese. Many alumni are now holding key positions in their field.

Intake : January, June and September
Course load : 3 sessions a day, 5 days per week, approximate 165 sessions per trimester, lesson during daytime
Class location : CUHK Shatin campus

Programme offer (for study abroad students and local residents):

  • Advanced Diploma Programme in Chinese as a Foreign/ Second Language (Cantonese) 
  • Diploma Programme in Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language (Cantonese)
  • Certificate Programme in Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language (Cantonese) 

* Traditional Chinese are taught in the Cantonese programmes.

**The Advanced Diploma Programmes are formerly known as the Certificate programmes before 2006.

 Programme objectives:

  1. To provide all rounded Cantonese teaching to foreigners and non-native speakers of Chinese including: vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing with special emphasis on speaking skills; 
  2. To improve their ability to communicate in Chinese with common topics about daily life and work; 
  3. To help them to internalize basic knowledge of Cantonese sounds, grammar and vocabulary through interaction between teachers and learners;
  4. To provide fluency in communicating with correct and appropriate Cantonese through speaking practices.

Cantonese Curriculum

Cantonese Study Scheme

Regular Cantonese programme admission

Fong Shu Chuen Building, CUHK, Shatin,
New Territories, Hong Kong, SAR
Tel: (852) 3943 6727
Fax: (852) 2603 5004
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