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Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language & Literature (Teaching Chinese) (Top-Up)

The Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature Program is committed to providing students with a thorough training in Chinese language, literature, and culture. Through acquiring knowledge of basic research methods, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking skills, students are not only able to achieve their academic goals but also to build moral character and be enlightened in various ways essential to their personal growth, such as the commitment to lifelong learning and preparation for future careers.  

The Chinese Major in Chinese language and literature degree programme will provide students with a thorough grounding in the diversity of Chinese culture and traditions from imperial to modern times.  The Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature aims to provide opportunities for those who are interested in Chinese language and literature, to further improve the educational level and Chinese level of the trainees, and to cultivate students' Chinese literature appreciation ability.

The major is mainly for Chinese teachers at all levels from oversea schools and those who have higher Chinese proficiency and are determined to be engaged in Chinese teaching education. This course will also provide a self-improvement opportunity for local non-university graduates as well.

Programme Aims

The overall aim of the Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language & Literature (Teaching Chinese) is to:

  • Acquire a sound understanding of Chinese literature and culture, master good cross-cultural communication skills, and develop high proficiences in Chinese in both oral and written skills
  • Possess comprehensive subject knowledge in Chinese Linguistics (including Phonetics, Semantics, Grammar, Etymology, etc.) and latest approaches and methodologies in Chinese language acquistion/teaching and child language development
  • Explain the main theoretical viewpoints and specific methods of how to teach Chinese as a second language
  • Master skills in applying Chinese for diverse purposes as required by society
  • Demonstrate writing ability in Chinese for a variety of genres
  • Create all types and genres of literary arts using innovative thinking
Learning Outcomes 

The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language & Literature (Teaching Chinese) programme are: 

  • To provide students with an all-round syllabus in Chinese studies, with a balanced emphasis on language, literature and intellectual thought; and 
  • To cultivate students' ability in literary creation, in teaching and other related cultural work

This emphasis is important as many graduates of the programme enter the profession of teaching, while others join cultural fields such as the mass media and translation. For those who pursue graduate studies or engage in literary creation in their free time, they will find the modules in this programme are really important and useful to their personal development. 

Course Duration

Full Time/Part-time course: 24 months

Students attend lessons 3 hours per day plus directed/independent study from Monday to Friday

Part-time classes will include evening classes (1 or 2 evenings a week) with either additional classes on alternate Saturday or Sunday

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, Seminars, Exercises, Case studies, Mini-cases, Analysis of reports, Presentations, Discussion, Online learning, Computer simulation, Self-study

Course Intakes

Full-time/Part-time:

January, April, July, October

Each intake will comprise of 8 weeks of formal classes, two weeks of self-study class plus one week for exams.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement: 

Students, who have successfully completed either of the following:

  • Student who have successfully completed one of the following:

    -          LSBF Higher Diploma in International Business (Mandarin)

    -          LSBF Higher Diploma in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Mandarin)

    -          LSBF Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Mandarin)

    -          LSBF Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism management (Mandarin)

    -          LSBF Advanced Diploma in Internal Business (Mandarin)

    -          LSBF Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Mandarin)

    -          LSBF Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (Mandarin)

  • Polytechnic Diploma in a non-relevant field
  • Other equivalent PEI Diploma in a relevant field such as Chinese language, Chinese Literature, Chinese Language Teaching, etc., subject to the University's approval
     

Minimum Language Entry Requirement:

  • Students who pursue Mandarin programmes must have HSK6 or equivalent (e.g. at least C6 in 'O' Level / Year 10 High School Mandarin Qualification)

Minimum Age:

  • 20 years or above
Modules Synopsis
Principles of Pedagogy

This module introduces the basic theoretical knowledge of education in basic concepts, development processes, etc... It introduces the relationship between teachers and students in the teaching process and discusses the theory and practice of school teaching from the three aspects of learning, education, and management.

An Introduction of Teaching Chinese as a second language

This module introduces students to the basic knowledge of the teaching materials of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, including the attributes, functions, history, classification and the basis of its principles, procedures, etc. Through this course, students will master the theories and methods of selecting teaching materials and also improve the ability to use them.

Techniques of Teaching Chinese Class
This module mainly teaches Chinese as a second language’s classroom teaching methods, including the main view and basic situation of the school of second language teaching abroad, the overall profile of teaching Chinese as the second language and the main teaching principles and teaching characteristics, Chinese as the second language and its general situation in classroom teaching, the main course of Chinese as a second language classroom teaching and the common methods of sub-skill teaching.

Web-based Chinese Teaching and Use of Modern Educational Technology
This course is designed to introduce the basic theories of web-based Chinese teaching and some related technology (or software) for making courseware.

An Introduction of Textbooks used for teaching Chinese as a second language
The module introduces students to the basic knowledge of teaching materials for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, including its attributes, functions, history, classification and its principles, procedures, etc. From this module, students are able to master the theories and methods of selecting textbook for teaching Chinese as a foreign language in order to make them better use of the materials in teaching activities.

Theory and design of Chinese language test
This module introduces students the basic theories of language testing and approaches to design Chinese language tests, including theories and methods, principles of setting examination for listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills and writing skills.

Lesson plan for teaching Chinese as a foreign language
This course is to teach basic methods of how to design lesson plan for teaching Chinese as a foreign language. It selects some good lesson plans from senior lecturers for students’ reference.

Psychology of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
The module is a science of studying various psychological phenomena and their changing characteristics of those with Chinese as a second language. It focuses on the relationship between educators and the psychological development of educators and the necessary psychological quality of teachers to improve the quality of teaching and education efficiency.

Principles of Language Teaching
This course is to discuss the issues of teaching second language, mainly focusing on teaching Chinese as a second language, which includes basic theories, main concepts and links between main content and process, and it is also exploring the direction of the development of the second language teaching.

Intercultural Communication in Chinese
The course is based on the theories of Intercultural communication, linguistic theories, related knowledge of cultural exchanges, such as pragmatics, lexicology, cultural semiotics, communicative approach, custom culture, intercultural communication, communication skills and so on. Through the comparison between Chinese and Western languages, analysis of Chinese specific cultural conventions and the main aspects of cross-cultural communication. Through rich case studies, students’ cross-cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication skill will be improved tremendously.

Chinese Rhetoric
The course mainly introduces the principles of Chinese rhetoric, the choice of words and sentence patterns, and the use of figures of speech, etc… Through a lot of case analysis, the course helps students to understand, grasp and to improve their Chinese language and communication skills.

Business Chinese: Reading and Writing
This course aims to improve the ability of comprehensive Chinese reading and writing, enlarge vocabulary and master basic reading and writing skills. It uses various methods to help students learn business knowledge and strategies and its corresponding Chinese terms and expressions. It aims to develop the ability of finding the information faster, more accurately and efficient.

Ancient Chinese literature
The course is designed to introduce the development of ancient Chinese literature to international students. With the clues to evolution of literature genres, the course aims to increase students’ interest in Chinese literature and culture by showing them a clear framework of ancient Chinese literature.

Modern Chinese Literature
This course introduces the historical overview of the development of modern Chinese literature, including the main ideological trends of modern literature, literary societies and schools,representative works of writers and the basic laws and characteristics of literary history development.

Attendance Requirements
  • STP holders – 90%  
  • Non-STP holders – 75%
Assessment, Graduation and Awards

Assignment: 30%
Final Exam: 70%                                     

Student must achieve an overall passing grade of 60%. If students fail to achieve an overall passing grade of 60%, LSBF will help students register with the university and retake the module. No direct re-sit examination is allowed.  

Graduation and Awards

  • Student must complete and pass all the modules (60% and above) before proceeding to graduation thesis stage.
  • After possible revision(s) to the dissertation and upon fulfilment of all necessary requirements, the Dissertation Committee will recommend to the University to award the Bachelor’s Degree. 
Teacher Student Ratio
1 Teacher : 60 Students

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