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Voluntary Putonghua Courses for Local Undergraduate Student

The Chinese Language Centre

Known for the teaching excellence of its staff and the exceptionally high standards of performance of its students, the Chinese Language Centre offers a wide range of highly popular courses, including a two-year Certificate Course in Chinese Language, Putonghua courses for professionals, Cantonese courses for Mainland and foreign students, as well as Chinese language and cultural courses for international students. By taking advantage of Hong Kong’s position as the cultural cross-roads between the East and the West, the Centre strives to be a world-class hub for the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language and an international institute for research and collaboration in the promotion of Chinese heritage and cross-cultural exchange.


2022-2023 年度上學期大學本科生普通話課程招生簡章



普通話 I 申請表格

普通話 II 申請表格


Timetable of CLC


1. University Putonghua I

  • To train Cantonese-speaking students’ ability in speaking Putonghua, as well as the ability in reading and spelling with Hanyu Pinyin.
  • Assessment: 40% coursework 60% examination


2. University Putonghua II

  • To raise the ability of using Putonghua in daily life and to train students to carry on discussions on general topics and deliver speeches in Putonghua.
  • Assessment: 40% coursework 60% examination


3. Business Putonghua

  • To learn terms and phrases used in business meetings and negotiations in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and to develop and reinforce the Putonghua skills the students learned before.
  • Assessment: 100% coursework


4. Putonghua Proficiency Test Tutorial Course

  • To provide language training for students who need to use Putonghua in their workplace or for special purposes. It is a preparation course for the Putonghua Proficiency Test conducted by the State Language Commission.
  • Assessment: 100% coursework


5. Verse and prose recitation

  • To provide training for students the techniques of verse and prose recitation and thus improve their proficiency in Spoken Chinese.
  • Assessment: 100% coursework