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Chinese Language and Culture Courses
CHIN9501 - 9508: Mandarin
CHIN9511 - 9512: Cantonese
CHIN21-22: Chinese culture course

Student Voice

Mandarin Orientation

Students applying for CHIN9501-08  should:

(i)    watch the video.

(ii)   register through the SIS as early as possible; (late

        application lower enrollment priority). AND

(iii) attend the first lesson in person and

       complete Statement of Current Level of Proficiency

       in Chinese Language and Pre-course Test in class. 

      (i.e. the first lesson of the subclass you register for).


In order to raise your enrollment priority, please don't register for CHIN9501 if you have prior knowledge of Chinese (including Cantonese) language.  

(Note: Applications will not be considered unless the above procedures are followed.)

Textbook Purchase: 
CHIN9501-02: The Rudiments of Mandarin at HKUP Bookshop at G/F, Run Run Shaw Heritage House, Centennial Campus  

CHIN9503-06: New Practical Chinese Reader at Pop-up bookstore: RM716, 7/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, To be announced.

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Cantonese Orientation

For students applying for CHIN9511-21

Textbook Purchase:

CHIN9511: Cantonese for Everyone (Jyutping version) at Joint Publishing (H.K.): Shop 111, Level 1, The Westwood, 8, Belcher's Street, Sai Wan (MTR HKU Station Exit C2)


2nd Semester 2023-2024

 Low-enrollment class(es) will be cancelled  during the add/drop period.

1. CHIN9501 Chinese as a Foreign Language I (6 credits) (old course title: CHIN1501)

This course is for foreign students who DO NOT have previous knowledge of Chinese. It covers FOUR main areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing (actual writing of Chinese characters).

Assessment: 100% coursework

CHIN9501 Course Outline

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