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.