Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (BA (Hons))

The Education University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
HKD 140000 per year

All study options

About Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at The Education University of Hong Kong

The BA (TCSL) programme aims to graduate students who have the following attributes:

  • perform a mediating role between theory and practice in teaching Chinese as a second language with demonstrative knowledge in classroom organization, curriculum development, textbook design, and language assessment;
  • demonstrate a sound understanding of Chinese language and develop high proficiencies in Chinese and English in both oral and written skills;
  • exhibit the ability to communicate effectively with speakers from various cultural regions, plus analytical skills to issues and concerns in language use in the context of multilingualism and globalization; and
  • improve as critical thinkers with high moral and ethical standards and reflective learners who can always self-improve through life-long practice.

The BA (TCSL) programme offers a "Chinese Language Strand" to its senior year entrants. Upon completion of this strand, students will be recognized by Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) as graduates of a Chinese major degree. They will be eligible for Specialized Teaching under the current government policy and can further apply for local Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programmes. This "Chinese Language Strand" is exclusively for the BA (TCSL) senior year entrants.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 140000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Please note that these fees are for government-funded programmes only, if you are a self-financed student, your 2020/21 fees will be HK$392,000 for the whole programme. For more information, please contact the University.

Entry requirements

If you are applying on the strength of your HKDSE examination results, you should apply through JUPAS. JUPAS applicants are normally required to possess the following qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree Programmes

  • Chinese Language - 3
  • English Language - 3
  • Liberal Studies - 2
  • Mathematics (Compulsory Part) - 2
  • Any 1 Elective - 2
  • excluding Applied Learning Chinese and Extended Part in Mathematics

Higher Diploma Programme

  • Chinese Language - 2
  • English Language - 2
  • Any 3 Electives (not more than 2 Applied Learning Subjects) - 2
  • excluding Applied Learning Chinese and Extended Part in Mathematics

Remarks:

  • "Attained with Distinction" in an Applied Learning subject (Category B) will be regarded as having met the requirement of an elective subject. "Attained with Distinction" / "Attained with Distinction (I)" are comparable to level 3 while "Attained with Distinction (II)" is comparable to level 4 of the Senior Secondary Subjects (Category A).
  • "Attained" level will be regarded as a value-added factor to be considered in totality with the Student Learning Profile (SLP) for the purpose of admission.
  • Other Language subjects (Category C) will be accepted as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.
  • For non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), the University accepts alternative qualifications in Chinese Language (only those under GCE, GCSE, IGCSE, and DSE Applied Learning Chinese (for NCS students)) for the purpose of meeting the minimum entrance requirements. For programmes which require students to have possessed a good command of Chinese including BEd(Chinese Language), BEd(Chinese History), and BA in Language Studies (Chinese majors), waiver of the DSE Chinese Language requirement will not be granted.
  • Applicants cannot use Extended Part in Mathematics (i.e. Module 1 / Module 2) as a substitute for the Mathematics Compulsory Part, nor can it be counted as an elective subject for the purpose of meeting the General Entrance Requirements. But the Extended Modules will be used as supporting information for admission to our programmes.
  • "Combined sittings" is allowed for HKDSE in the calculation of admission scores. If an applicant has taken the examination in a subject more than once, only the best result for that subject will be counted. No score deduction for repeated subjects.

We welcome local and non-local applicants who are seeking admission on the strength of non-HKDSE qualifications to apply for our government-funded programmes via direct application (i.e. Non-JUPAS application). Applicants who are seeking admission on the strength of HKDSE qualifications should apply through Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS).

Applicants who possess the following qualifications are welcome to apply via direct application:

  • A recognised post-secondary qualification^ such as an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma; or
  • One year of attendance in a recognised Associate Degree/Higher Diploma programme; or
  • Non-local qualification such as a GCE AL, IB Diploma, High School Graduation Diploma or SAT.; or
  • Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree or higher degree programmes at a recognised local or non-local university; or
  • HKALE qualification; or
  • A mature applicant; or
  • Possession of other exceptional abilities that merit special consideration.

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