Others

  • LANG 1130
    Cantonese for Non-Chinese Language Background Students I

    This course is restricted to students with non-Chinese language backgrounds who are beginners in the learning of Cantonese. It equips students with Cantonese communicative competence necessary for living and net-working in Hong Kong, thus facilitating their smooth integration into the local community. The learning activities involve developing students' listening and speaking skills in an attempt to build learners' confidence and fluency in using Cantonese for daily communication.

  • LANG 1133
    Cantonese for Chinese Language Background Students I

    This course is restricted to students with Chinese language backgrounds who are beginners in the learning of Cantonese. It equips students with Cantonese communicative competence necessary for living and net-working in Hong Kong, thus facilitating their smooth integration into the local community. The learning activities involve developing students' listening and speaking skills in an attempt to build learners' confidence and fluency in using Cantonese for daily communication.

  • Non-Credit Bearing Courses: Cantonese for English Background Learners (Level 1)

    Cantonese for English Background Learners (Level 1)

     

    Course Information:

    This is a ten-week Level 1 Cantonese course for English background students and staff. With a focus on speaking and listening skills, the course aims at building learners’ proficiency and confidence in using Cantonese for daily communication as well as a fast integration into the local culture. Through a communicative and functional approach, and the use of interactive activities and online learning, the course will help learners to acquire vocabulary and basic structures for use in real-life situations.

     

    Pre-requisites: This course is open to UST students and staff of English background at beginners’ level.

     

    Aims of the course: Intended Learning Outcomes

    Learners will develop the ability to use Cantonese to communicate appropriately and effectively. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to:

    • converse in Cantonese in everyday situations;
    • use a range of Cantonese vocabulary appropriately;
    • learn about elements of Hong Kong culture;
    • acquire knowledge of the Cantonese phonological and tonal systems;

     

    Course Content

    Different settings: in a canteen, in a class, on the campus, in a shop, travelling around Hong Kong, etc.

    • Greeting and getting to know each other
    • Talking about self and studies
    • Telling the time and date
    • Making appointments
    • Going places
    • Talking about likes, dislikes, interests and hobbies
    • Ordering food and drinks
    • Asking for prices and bargaining
    • Introduction to common Cantonese slang

     

     

    Enrolment

    Enrolment details can be found here.
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  • Non-Credit Bearing Courses: Cantonese for Chinese Background Learners (Level 1)

    Cantonese for Chinese Background Learners (Level 1)

    Course Information:

    This is a ten-week elementary Cantonese course for Chinese background students and staff. It will equip learners with the Cantonese proficiency and the communication competence necessary for studying, working and living in Hong Kong. Learners will learn to extract key information from listening to Cantonese, and to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts. They will also be introduced to the phonological features of Cantonese. The thematic content of the course is designed to help them explore the multiple facets of the Hong Kong culture.

     

    Pre-requisites: This course is open to UST students and staff of Chinese background at beginners’ level. Learners must be able to read Chinese.

     

    Aims of the course: Intended Learning Outcomes

    Learners will develop the ability to use Cantonese to communicate appropriately and effectively. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to:

    • converse in Cantonese in everyday situations;
    • use a range of Cantonese vocabulary appropriately;
    • learn about elements of Hong Kong culture;
    • acquire knowledge of the Cantonese phonological and tonal systems;
    • understand differences in Cantonese and Putonghua vocabulary and expressions

     

    Course Content

    Different settings: in a canteen, in a class, at the hall, in a shop, travelling around Hong Kong, etc.

    • Greeting and getting to know each other
    • Talking about self and others
    • Asking for and giving personal information
    • Exchanging phone numbers and making phone calls
    • Telling the time and date
    • Ordering food and drinks
    • Going places
    • Talking about likes, dislikes, interests and hobbies
    • Asking for prices and bargaining
    • Basic knowledge of Cantonese Phonology
    • Recognizing frequently used Chinese characters and phrases

     

    Enrolment

    Enrolment details can be found here.
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  • Non-Credit Bearing Courses: Cantonese for English Background Learners (Level 2)

    Cantonese for English Background Learners (Level 2)

    1. Course Information:

    This is a ten-week Level 2 Cantonese course for English background students and staff who wish to continue learning Cantonese after completing the beginners’ course or with equivalent competence in Cantonese. The course aims at enhancing learners’ proficiency and confidence in using Cantonese for everyday communication. Through in-class learning and online practice, learners will acquire vocabulary and colloquial expressions relevant to their needs and consolidate their mastery of Cantonese phonology and grammar.

     

    2. Pre-requisites: Learners should have at least 30 hours of prior Cantonese lessons or equivalent are required.

     

    3. Aims of the course: Intended Learning Outcomes

    Learners will develop the ability to use Cantonese to communicate appropriately and effectively. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to:

    • consolidate their comprehension of Cantonese phonology and grammar;
    • use a range of Cantonese vocabulary and colloquial expressions appropriately;
    • converse in Cantonese more effectively in various settings;
    • learn about elements of Hong Kong culture.

     

    4. Course Content

    Different settings: in a canteen, in a class, on the campus, in a shop, travelling around Hong Kong, etc.

    • Going places
    • Dining out
    • Shopping and bargaining
    • Festivals and holidays
    • Talking about the weather
    • Introduction to common Cantonese slang
    • Review on sentence structure, Cantonese sounds & tones

     

    Enrolment

    Enrolment details can be found here.
    Click here for registration.

     

     

     

     

  • Non-Credit Bearing Courses: Cantonese for Chinese Background Learners (Level 2)

    Cantonese for Chinese Background Learners (Level 2)

    Course Information:

    This is ten-week Level 2 Cantonese course for Chinese background students and staff who wish to continue learning Cantonese after completing the beginners’ course. The course aims at building learners’ proficiency and confidence in using Cantonese for everyday communication. Through in-class learning and online practice, learners will acquire vocabulary and colloquial expressions relevant to their needs and consolidate their mastery of Cantonese phonology and grammar.

     

    Pre-requisites: Learners should have at least 30 hours of prior Cantonese lessons or equivalent are required.

     

    Aims of the course: Intended Learning Outcomes

    Learners will develop the ability to use Cantonese to communicate appropriately and effectively. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to:

    • consolidate their comprehension of Cantonese phonology and grammar;
    • use a range of Cantonese vocabulary appropriately;
    • speak fluent, colloquial Cantonese in various settings;
    • learn about elements of Hong Kong culture;
    • consolidate their comprehension of differences in Cantonese and Putonghua vocabulary and expressions

     

    Course Content

    Different settings: in a Chinese restaurant, in a class, at the hall, in a shop, travelling around Hong Kong, etc.

    • Talking about family and friends
    • Making appointments
    • Going places
    • Dining out
    • Shopping and bargaining
    • Festivals and holidays
    • Talking about the weather
    • Introduction to common Cantonese slang
    • Review on sentence structure, Cantonese sounds & tones
    • Introduction to common Cantonese slang

     

    Enrolment

    Enrolment details can be found here.
    Click here for registration.

     

     

     

     

Third-Language courses

If you have questions about your Third-Language courses, contact an advisor.

French

  • LANG 1310
    French: World Language and Culture

    This is a course for learners with no previous knowledge of French. It aims to promote an international perspective by helping them acquire the basics of French. By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate appropriately in French on a variety of everyday topics, and have an overview of certain themes in French and Francophone culture which will enhance their knowledge of Europe and the world.

Japanese

  • LANG 1210
    Japanese Language and Related Culture

    This is a course for learners with no previous knowledge of Japanese. It aims to offer students a foundation in Japanese language and related Japanese culture with an emphasis on practical oral communication. By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate appropriately in Japanese on a variety of everyday topics.

Spanish

  • LANG 1330
    Spanish and the Other America

    This is a course for learners with no previous knowledge of Spanish. It aims to offer students a foundation in Spanish language and related culture, with an emphasis on practical oral communication. It presents aspects of essential Spanish and Latin American cultures, the flamenco to the salsa, from the temples of the Incas to the architecture of Gaudi. By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate appropriately in Spanish on a variety of everyday topics.