Summer Intensive Chinese Language Programmes (Cantonese and Putonghua)

Programme Summer Intensive Chinese Language Programmes (Cantonese and Putonghua)  










CUHK Organising Unit Yale-China Chinese Language Centre
Programme Overview The exhilarating summer programme adds special flavor to your learning.

Studying in the summer will give you plenty of time to explore unique features of Hong Kong and China. Flexible Cantonese and Putonghua programmes for non-native speakers range from 3 weeks to 3 months. On top of quality intensive lessons, exciting cultural activities and budget on-campus accommodation will be provided as needed. Be prepared to immerse yourself in a vibrant environment and be equipped with exotic cultural experience.

The Regular credit-bearing programme is the most systematic way to secure a foundation in Chinese as a foreign/ second language. These are the programmes where the Centre first gained its reputation since its foundation in the early 60’s. Students range from absolute beginners to trained sinologists who wish to learn a Chinese dialect or to polish their spoken Chinese. Many alumni are now holding key positions in their field.

Course load: 3 to 5 sessions a day, 5 days per week, 40 to 165 sessions per programme, lessons during the daytime

Programme objectives:

1. To provide all rounded Chinese (Cantonese or Putonghua) teaching to foreigners and non-native speakers of Chinese including: vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing with special emphasis on speaking skills;

2. To improve their ability to communicate in Chinese with common topics about daily life and work;

3. To help them to internalize basic knowledge of Cantonese or Putonghua sounds, grammar and vocabulary through interaction between teachers and learners;

4. To provide fluency in communicating with correct and appropriate Chinese through speaking practices.

Programme Period 06 Jun – 11 Aug 2022
Delivery Mode
  • Face-to-face Teaching
Location(s) Hong Kong
Programme Nature
  • Language Learning
Target Students
  • International Students
  • Chinese as a Foreign/ Second Language Students
Level of Study Requirement
  • Undergraduates
Credit-bearing Yes
Programme Fee HKD5,580 – HKD27,900
Application Period 01 Feb – 06 May 2022
Programme Website

Last updated on 28 February 2022