Curriculum Design of Chinese as a Foreign Language Courses at The University of Hong Kong

Abstract

As China can still enjoy a high GDP growth rate for the next decade, there is a rapid increase in the number of foreign students coming to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to study Mandarin. Meanwhile, Hong Kong is truly an international financial center in the world, therefore, a lot of students also come to Hong Kong to study Cantonese in order to find a job in Hong Kong after they graduate. As Chinese Language is one of the popular subjects for them to choose, from 2017 to 2018, there are about 657 foreign students (undergraduates or exchange students) studying Chinese as a Foreign Language courses. In addition, there are about 296 students study Cantonese as a Foreign Language Courses. In this paper, we want to demonstrate our curriculum design of Chinese as a Foreign Language courses from Level One to Level Eight at the University of Hong Kong and Cantonese as a Foreign Language Courses from Level One to Level Two: I. Chinese as a Foreign Language Courses: Level one (basic: zero beginners), Level two (basic), Level three (basic), Level four (Intermediate), Level five (Intermediate), Level six (Higher-Intermediate), Level seven (Advanced), Level eight (Advanced). II. Cantonese as a Foreign Language Courses: Level one (Beginners), Level two (Basic). We will explain the above courses in four ways: 1) Objectives of the Course, 2) Course Description, 3) Assessment and 4) Learning Outcomes. The medium of instruction of the above courses is Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese with supplement of English. We would like to introduce the course outline about courses in this paper.



Author Information
Yuk Yeung, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yan Yan Chan, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
WK Lee, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Rosa Sung, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Yang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Paper Information
Conference: ECE2020
Stream: Curriculum Design & Development

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