Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the common core modules of Chinese Language, students should be able to:

  • Make good use of Cantonese, Putonghua, and written Chinese, master communication skills and have good teamwork spirit, so as to communicate and collaborate with others well;
  • Use Chinese as a medium to learn, so as to realize self-directed learning;
  • Enhance creative thinking, literary appreciation ability, analytical and critical thinking as well as problem-solving skills through mastering Chinese language, literature, and culture; and
  • Understand the essence of Chinese culture, grasp the traditional and modern value of self- cultivation both in terms of knowledge and virtue, and have the ability to reflect on one’s social responsibility and moral standard.

Chinese Language Requirements

All students (except Chinese language-related programmes) are required to take THREE approved Chinese Language modules. The approved modules in Chinese Language are listed as follows:

  • CHN1000 Freshman Chinese
  • CHN1002 Chinese Literature Appreciation
  • CHN2001 Applied Putonghua

Chinese Language Requirements for Non-Chinese Speaking Students:

The University accepts the GCSE/IGCSE/GCE A-Level Chinese and HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese as alternative Chinese language qualifications. Non-Chinese speaking students should obtain Grade C or above in Chinese in GCSE/IGCSE, or Grade E in Chinese in GCE A-Level or obtain “Attained” in HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) as the minimum entrance requirement for non-Chinese speaking applicants in the following specific conditions:


  • The student has learned Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education (This caters specifically to students who have a late start in the learning of Chinese language, e.g. due to their settlement in Hong Kong well past the entry level, or who have been educated in Hong Kong sporadically); OR
  • The student has learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools but has been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools.

Non-Chinese speaking students are required to take THREE designated modules in Chinese Language. The approved modules are listed as follows:


  • CHN1006 Listening and Speaking Chinese I
  • CHN1007 Listening and Speaking Chinese II
  • CHN1008 Introduction to Chinese Culture