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AY 2022-23

The CLC Chinese Help Desk (CHD) provides UGC-funded students with a variety of services to help them develop their Chinese language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The CHD is a valuable opportunity for both local and international students to reinforce what they have learned in Chinese language courses, and to communicate with the teachers on various topics to improve their Chinese proficiency in the various skill areas. 

Types of CHD service:

  • 1:1 consultation

  • Themed workshop/class 


General Information

  • We will deliver the 1:1 consultation face-to-face mainly (or online through ZOOM if requested). You may mark your preferred mode of consultation in Supplementary Information.

  • Please note that the consultations of following timeslots will only be conducted by ZOOM.

    • Oct 5(Wed): 9:30-11:30/ Oct 6(Thu): 9:30-11:30 

  • We will inform you the mode of consultation after the confirmation email is sent to you

  • You may book ONE CHD-1:1 consultation and ONE group consultation/ workshop per week

  • Each CHD-1:1 consultation session lasts for 30 minutes (at the maximum) (25 mins consultation + 5 mins online survey)

  • CHD is available for students of HKU’s UGC-funded programmes only.  If you are a student of a self-funded programme, CHD is not able to serve you

  • Starting from Sep 29 or 30, you can begin booking CHD's service which will be available from Oct 3 to Oct 31, 2022

Online Booking System (for 1:1 consultation or Workshop)

Rooms (face-to-face 1:1 consultation/workshop) (Only for booked consultation/workshop)

Themed Workshops:

1. Reading Newspapers, Learning Chinese 讀報紙 學中文

Learning Outcome:

  • Improve the reading comprehension and speed in Chinese

  • Increase necessary vocabularies for reading major Chinese newspapers and periodicals

  • Keep up with the trending topics and important events in China

  • Deepen the understanding about Chinese society and culture today

Time and Date:

  • Session 1: Oct 12, 16:30-17:30 (Wed)

  • Session 2: Oct 19, 16:30-17:30 (Wed)  

  • Session 3: Oct 26, 16:30-17:30 (Wed)    

  • Session 4: Nov 2, 16:30-17:30 (Wed)    


Host teacher: Ms. JIN Jian

Venue: Face-to-face, the venue will be sent to the registered students one day before the worksop

Eligible students:

  • CHIN9505, CHIN9506, CHIN9507 and CHIN9508 students

  • Any advanced level students of HKU UGC-funded programs

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Points to Note:

  • You must use your OWN University ID to book the CHD 1:1 service. You will be asked to show your ID when you attend consultations. No consultation will be delivered in cases where the HKU ID of the person attending does not match the UID under which the consultation was booked.

  • Feedback will not be given to students who fail to attend their booked consultation.

  • You must make your reservation at least one day before the consultation

  • Please send documents you would like to discuss during the consultation, if any, to the consultation teacher at least one working day (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays) prior to your scheduled consultation.

Cancelling the consultation:

  • If you would like to cancel the timeslot for 1:1 consultation, please inform the consultation teacher 24 hours before your consultation by email.

  • If you would like to cancel the timeslot for group session/ workshop, please inform the Chinese Language Centre ( 24 hours before the consultation.

  • If you fail to cancel the timeslot at least 24 hours before your consultation, and you do not attend the consultation, then you will be recorded as absent. If you are absent from two CHD sessions without a valid, documented reason (e.g., illness), you will not be able to book for any consultations, and any future sessions you have already booked will be cancelled.



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Meet Our Team

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Ms. Jia Chen
Ms. Yuying Yang
Peer Consultant
Ms. Jian Jin
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Miss Huiyan Zhang
Peer Consultant
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Mr. Alex Chan
Project Coordinator
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Miss Zhuoran Xu
Peer Consultant