1. Program Overview

Chinese language courses include Basic Chinese, Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Chinese, Chinese Speaking, Chinese Reading, Chinese Listening, Newspaper Reading, Basic Writing, Dissertation Writing, Chinese Culture, IT Chinese, Scientific Chinese, and Intercultural Communication etc.

The Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Language is designed for students who wish to equip themselves with interdisciplinary talents in language communication using a thorough knowledge of the Chinese language and a deep understanding of the social and cultural aspects of China. Based on the distinguished record of teaching and research above Schools, the program offers 3 modules in International Relation, Chinese for Business and Trade, and Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Language.

In each program, students study Chinese for the first two years. Upon acquisition of a language foundation, students may then continue to the final two years for further systematic study.


2. Main Courses Program Speciality

It offers major courses of MA in Journalism and Communication (International Dissemination of Chinese) as elective courses for those students who are intended to continue their master study in this field.

It has its own Public Diplomacy and Intercultural Communication Research Center.

It owns multiple entrepreneurship centers, such as Stem Cell Technology Corporation International Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.

It provides alumni enterprise internship opportunities.


3. Graduation & Career

The Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Language Degree requires the HSK Level 5 with scores above 180, the completion of a minimum of 160 credits, successfully defended a dissertation, and satisfactory academic performance. Eligible graduates may receive a Higher Education Certificate and a Bachelor's Degree from SCUT.

Graduates with Chinese-language and subject-oriented skills are highly sought after in the fields of international business and trade, tourism, hotel management, cultural communication, teaching Chinese, education, translation and interpretation, diplomacy, and foreign affairs.


4. Study Duration

4 Years

* You can be allowed to start from the second academic year depending on your Chinese proficiency. Please refer to Entry Requirements for details.


5. Admission Requirements

(1) For 1st Year Entrance:

Applicants must have graduated from high school;

Have a score of 180 or above on the New HSK Level 4.

(2) Start from the 2nd Year:

Applicants must have graduated from high school;

Have at least 1 year of university coursework (required to provide 1 year's university transcript);

Have a score of 180 or above on the New HSK Level 5.

 

6. Degree Programs Modules


6.1 Chinese for Business and Trade

(1) Course Aim: This module provides students with the means to cultivate an excellent understanding of the social and cultural aspects of China and also equips them with applicable knowledge of the Chinese language to facilitate a better handling of business and trade, broadening their career paths in this modern international business market.

(2) Course Structure: Students in this module take Chinese language courses in Year 1 and Year 2 to achieve competent communication skills. In Year 3 and Year 4, students proceed to studies in business and trade for deeper specialization in international trade, business development of China, and Chinese business culture.

(3) Curriculum: Including, but not limited to Survey of Chinese International Trade, Chinese Economics and Geography, Applicable International Trade, English for Business and Trade, Negotiation in International Business, E-Business, Culture of Chinese Business and Trade, Lectures in Business, and Trade.

(4) Practicum:  Language practice and various opportunities for field work in participating companies and organizations.

 

6.2 Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Language

(1) Course Aim:  This module provides students with the means to cultivate excellence in Chinese language skills, Chinese culture, and linguistics. Students master the theories and methodologies of language acquisition, which provides the competence necessary to teach Chinese as a foreign language.

(2) Course Structure: Students in this module take Chinese language courses in Year 1 and Year 2 to achieve competent communication skills. In Year 3 and Year 4, students proceed to studies in teaching Chinese as a foreign language to strengthen expertise in Chinese linguistics, literature, and culture. Students gain knowledge in the pedagogy and methodology of teaching Chinese as a foreign language.

(3) Curriculum: Modern Chinese, Classical Chinese, Chinese Literature, Outline of Chinese Culture, Differences between Chinese and Foreign Cultures, Outline of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Pedagogy of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.

(4) Practicum: Internship on language teaching.

 

6.3 International Relation

(1) Course Aim: This module provides students with the means to cultivate an excellent understanding of world politics and economics, international relation, sociology, intercultural communication, and foreign management and equips them with applicable knowledge of foreign public affairs, transnational business, international issue analysis and reporting.

(2) Course Structure:  Students in this module take Chinese language courses in Year 1 and Year 2 to achieve competent communication skills. In Year 3 and Year 4, students proceed to studies in international relation for deeper specialization in foreign public affairs, transnational business, international issue analysis and reporting.

(3) Curriculum: Overview of Chinese National Conditions, The history of China diplomacy, Comparative Analysis of Electoral System, Intercultural Communication, Principles of Management, Principles of Politics Science, Organizational Behavior, Contemporary Chinese Business Negotiation.

(4) Practicum: Language practice, business internship, fieldwork in local governments and newspaper companies, and translation practicum.


Please note that the modules, requirements, and other information are subject to the latest notices.


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