This five-year co-terminal double-degree programme offered by the Faculty of Education integrates academic and professional training over the course of five years, and prepares students to become professional Chinese language teachers. The courses offered by the Department of Chinese Language and Literature enrich students’ knowledge of Chinese language and literature, and the educational studies courses offered by the Faculty of Education develop their pedagogical content knowledge, teaching skills and ability to conduct educational research. The programme also includes school experience and teaching practice in local schools to ensure that students have an opportunity to put theory into practice.
The CUHK Faculty of Education is ranked 17th in the world and 3rd in Asia in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (Education) 2023.
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Upon fulfilment of the programme requirements, students are simultaneously awarded two degrees—a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Education (BEd)—which together are recognised as equivalent to a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), ensuring that our students meet the professional requirements needed to obtain qualified teacher status. Graduates of the programme are fully qualified to teach Chinese in local primary and secondary schools.
Students have the opportunity to join an eight- to ten-week overseas language immersion programme. Partially subsidised by the HKSAR Government, this immersion programme helps students improve their Chinese language proficiency, increases their exposure to Chinese culture, and expands their experience with overseas educational practices. The students sit for the Putonghua Proficiency Test (PSC), administered by the National Language Commission of China, to obtain the qualification required to be a certified Putonghua teacher in Hong Kong.
If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.