3 for local students
6 for non-local students
HK$3,600 per credit for local students
HK$5,100 per credit for non-local students
Dr Liu Yi
PhD, MA, BA
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:
Lifelong Learning Capability
This programme is included on the Education Bureau (EDB) list of recognised programmes under the Professional Enhancement Grant Scheme for Chinese Teachers (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language).
The EDB offers a basic subsidy of 50% of the tuition fee of a programme of study under the Scheme, subject to maximum of HK$64,000 per student, upon successful completion of the programme without any undertaking.
To encourage more Chinese language teachers currently teaching Chinese to non-Chinese speaking students to apply for the grant and continue to teach in schools offering the local school curriculum after graduation, an extra 30% of the tuition fee of a programme of study, subject to an additional maximum of HK$30,000 per teacher, is offered to those teachers who do so for a total of three years within the five years after they successfully complete the programme.
For details of the scheme, please visit: https://scolarhk.edb.hkedcity.net/tc/project/professional-enhancement-grant-scheme-chinese-teachers-teaching-chinese-second-language.
Students are required to take 10 subjects (total 30 credits) including 6 Compulsory Subjects and 4 Elective Subjects. Three of the Elective Subjects can be replaced by "MACLL Dissertation" if student has obtained permission from the Programme Leader.
Core Areas of Study
Brief information on the subjects offered can be obtained at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cbs/web/en/programmes/all_programmes/17/?cid=23&did=31&tag=4.
Interviews may be arranged as deemed appropriate.
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
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