This programme is specially designed for those who wish to be trained as a professional Chinese language teacher, qualify for a teaching career in international schools, language centres or tuition centres.
On successful completion of this programme, students will be able to:
DTCL101 Modern Chinese and Pedagogy (3 AUs)
By using the theory of modern linguistics, the course introduces the basic knowledge of Modern Chinese, including Chinese phonology, Chinese characters, Chinese lexicon, Chinese grammar, as well as Chinese rhetoric, and the application to teaching the Chinese language.
DTCL102 Comparative Linguistics (3 AUs)
The course compares and contrasts the similarities and differences (in the aspects of grammar, syntax and phonology) between modern Chinese and English, for the purpose of helping the students to attain a more profound understanding of the grammatical structure of the Chinese language.
DTCL103 Pedagogy of Language Skills (3 AUs)
This module introduces participants to the theory and practice of teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Chinese as a second/international language. It aims to help participants develop lesson outlines with specific learning objectives and explore a range of strategies for developing language proficiency in learners.
DTCL104 Theory and Practice of Teaching Chinese as an International Language (3 AUs)
The module will first mention about how was the discipline of Teaching Chinese as an International Language come into being. It then follows with an overview of the methods of teaching the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), developing curriculum and designing assessment, against the context of teaching Chinese as an international/second language.
DTCL105 Language Assessment (3 AUs)
This module introduces participants to the basic theory and practice of Chinese language testing and assessment. Topics include: fundamental concepts and types of language assessment; designing, developing and administering language tests; designing test tasks for syntax, vocabulary, phonology and the Chinese script; designing test tasks for receptive, productive and interactive skills; analyzing and interpreting test data.
DTCL106 Educational Psychology (3 AUs)
As a discipline of modern scholarship, Educational Psychology deals with the cognitive and affective aspects of the learning processes. This course introduces to the students, the basic concepts of Educational Psychology of learning and their practical application in classroom teaching.
DTCL107 Chinese Literature (3 AUs)
This module is a general survey of the Chinese Literature, focusing on understanding the features of the major genres, such as classical poetry, prose, fiction and drama, and modern poetry and prose. Students will learn the analysis and appreciation of literary works to gain a more vivid understanding and appreciation of these works, and how this knowledge can be applied to teaching.
DTCL108 Core Knowledge of Chinese Culture (3 AUs)
This course aims at the introduction of different aspects of Chinese history and culture, such as institutions, society, culture, language, literature, and religion. Besides describing basic facts, it tries to correct some misunderstandings and stereotypes about China; by reference to new researches by prominent scholars both Chinese and foreign it offers the students new perspectives on China.
Applicant should possess the following academic qualifications:
The programme has two intakes in a year which are scheduled to commence in February and July. Each intake has two classes, namely the morning class and evening class.
Application for enrolment will open in October for admission in February of the following year, and in March for admission in July of the same year.
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