Language Education (Cantonese and Putonghua)

 

 

The Yale–China Chinese Language Centre (CLC) provides language training in Cantonese and Putonghua to CUHK students. It offers two types of credit-bearing courses: one is knowledge-based course taught in English, the other is designed to improve the language proficiency in Cantonese and Putonghua of students. According to one’s learning purpose and language background, language proficiency courses are sub-divided into: (1) Cantonese for Putonghua speaking students; (2) Cantonese for international students; (3) Putonghua for local students; and (4) Putonghua for international students. In addition, CLC also offers non-credit-bearing courses to CUHK students.

 

 

 

 

Course List

 

Course Code

Course Title

Unit(s)

 

 

 

Knowledge-based Courses

(For all CUHK students)

CLCE1103[CPTH1103]

Chinese Language, Culture and Language Learning

3

CLCE2203[CPTH2203]

Chinese Characters and Reading Chinese

3

 

 

 

Language Proficiency Courses

Cantonese

 

 

(For Putonghua speaking students)

CLCC1101

Cantonese Taster Course for CUHK Mandarin-speaking Students

1

CLCC1152

Sounds of Cantonese

2

CLCC1703[CCAN1703]

Elementary Cantonese for Chinese Speakers

3

CLCC2252

Cantonese through Songs

2

CLCC2703[CCAN2703]

Intermediate Cantonese for Chinese Speakers

3

CLCC3703[CCAN3703]

 

Advanced Cantonese for Chinese Speakers

 

3

 

(For international students)                                                         

CLCC1001

Cantonese Taster Course for CUHK International Students

1

CLCC1102

Introduction to Chinese Characters

2

CLCC1113[CCAN1113]

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar I

3

CLCC1123[CCAN1123]

Oral Skills Practice I

3

CLCC1152

Sounds of Cantonese

2

CLCC2213[CCAN2213]

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar II

3

CLCC2223[CCAN2223]

Oral Skills Practice II

3

CLCC3313[CCAN3313]

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar III

3

CLCC3323[CCAN3323]

Oral Skills Practice III

3

CLCC4413[CCAN4413]

Communication in Professional Settings

3

CLCC4423[CCAN4423]

Colloquial Cantonese and Local Culture

3

CLCC4513[CCAN4513]

Discussion Topics on Hong Kong Issues

3

CLCC4523[CCAN4523]

Discussion Topics on China Issues

3

 

Putonghua

(For local students)

CLCP1101

CLCP1703[CPTH1703]

Putonghua Taster Course for Local Students

Elementary Putonghua

1

3

CLCP2703[CPTH2703]

Intermediate Putonghua

3

CLCP3702

Learning Putonghua through Movies

2

CLCP3703[CPTH3703]

Advanced Putonghua

3

CLCP4702

Learning Putonghua through Travelling

2

CLCP4713[CPTH4713]

Current Affairs and Discussion

3

CLCP4723[CPTH4723]

Academic Presentation and Discussion

3

CLCP4733[CPTH4733]

Special Topics in Putonghua (Arts)

3

CLCP4743[CPTH4743]

Special Topics in Putonghua (Science)

3

CLCP4753[CPTH4753]

Special Topics in Putonghua (Engineering)

3

CLCP4763[CPTH4763]

Special Topics in Putonghua (Business)

3

CLCP4773[CPTH4773]

Putonghua Speech Training (Presentation Skill and Test Preparation)

3

(For international students)

CLCP1001

Putonghua as a Second Language Taster Course for International Students

1

CLCP1112

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar I

2

CLCP1113[CPTH1113]

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar I

3

CLCP1123[CPTH1123]

Oral Skills Practice I

3

CLCP1132

Preparation for HSK (Level II)

2

CLCP1133[CPTH1133]

Communication in Context I

3

CLCP1153[CPTH1153]

Basic Presentation Skills and Daily Situations I

3

CLCP2212

Preparation for HSK (Level III)

2

CLCP2213[CPTH2213]

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar II

3

CLCP2223[CPTH2223]

Oral Skills Practice II

3

CLCP2233[CPTH2233]

Communication in Context II

3

CLCP2243[CPTH2243]

Listening and Reading Comprehension Skills II

Daily and Business Topics

3

CLCP2253[CPTH2253]

Basic Presentation Skills and Daily Situations II

3

CLCP2843

Comprehensive Putonghua I

3

CLCP3313[CPTH3313]

Application of Vocabulary and Grammar III

3

CLCP3323[CPTH3323]

Oral Skills Practice III

3

CLCP3333[CPTH3333]

Communication in Context III

3

CLCP3343[CPTH3343]

Listening and Reading Comprehension Skills III

Business Topics

3

CLCP3353[CPTH3353]

Presentation Skills and Daily Situations

3

CLCP4413[CPTH4413]

News Media and Presentation Skills I

3

CLCP4423[CPTH4423]

Essay Writing and Presentation Skills

3

CLCP4433[CPTH4433]

Advanced Topical Conversation I – Hot Topics

3

CLCP4443[CPTH4443]

Advanced Communication Skills on Business Topics I

3

CLCP4453[CPTH4453]

Advanced Communication Skills and Culture I

3

CLCP4463[CPTH4463]

Special Topics I

3

CLCP4513[CPTH4513]

News Media and Presentation Skills II

3

CLCP4533[CPTH4533]

Advanced Topical Conversation II – Social Life

3

CLCP4543[CPTH4543]

Advanced Communication Skills on Business Topics II

3

CLCP4553[CPTH4553]

Advanced Communication Skills and Culture II

3

CLCP4633[CPTH4633]

Advanced Topical Conversation III – Chinese Diplomacy and Society

3

CLCP4913[CPTH4613]

Pragmatic Internship in China (PRINCH, Advanced Level)

3

 

 

 

Non-credit-bearing Courses

Cantonese

 

 

(For Putonghua speaking students)

 

CLCC1100

Survival Cantonese for Native Putonghua Speakers

0

CLCC3100

Cantonese for Real Life Communication (Formal Setting)

0

(For international students)

 

CLCC1000

Survival Cantonese for International Students

0

 

 

 

Putonghua

 

 

(For local students)

 

 

CLCP3100

Putonghua for Real-Life Communication (Formal Settings)

0

(For international students)

 

CLCP1000

Survival Putonghua for International Students

0

 

 

 

Other Course

(For speakers of all Chinese dialects who can read Chinese characters)

CLCH1702

Learning Hokkien/ Southern Min through Poems and Songs

2

 

 

 

Explanatory Note:

 

 

[ ]  Old course code used in 2015-16 and before.