Chinese Language Buddy Program (CLBP)


Orientation Night: 28 September 2023, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Registration: 19 September – 25 September 2023

Open Area of the Language Commons (Room 3018, Lifts 2 and 3)


The Center for Language Education offers the “Chinese Language Buddy Program (CLBP)”, which aims to encourage the confidence and frequent use of Putonghua among HKUST students through an inclusive and fun language learning environment. Through joining various fun group gatherings organized by your “Buddy” (a student leader fluent in Chinese) throughout the semester, you can make friends from different places, learn about diverse cultures, practice speaking in relaxing environments, and boost your confidence in speaking Chinese.

People Involved


  • Proficient in Chinese
  • Possess the attributes of mentoring participants and passion in sharing their native language with participants
  • Give participants continued support and guidance on their quest for higher Chinese proficiency
  • Help organize 4 tailor-made gatherings to encourage participants to actively use Putonghua with confidence


  • Interested in learning and improving their Chinese
  • Participate actively in all gatherings

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance their pronunciation, grammar, and build vocabulary of Chinese
  • Accumulate the daily-used Chinese expression in different social contexts
  • Increase their confidence to speak in Chinese
  • Make friends from different places and know more about diverse cultures


One buddy leading a group of 4-8 participants who would like to learn and practice Chinese

buddy struction

Gathering Requirements

  • Program duration: 23 Fall term
  • Number of gathering: 4 gatherings
  • Suggested hours of each gathering: At least 2 hours per gathering (determined by each team in terms of length and frequency of each gathering)
  • All participants are required to attend 4 gatherings.

If you are interested in joining us as a participant, come to our Orientation Night to meet your “Buddy” and your group!

Registration Dates 19 Sep 2023 – 25 Sep 2023



Target Audience



All students who are interested in learning Putonghua are welcome.

Maximum Number of Participants 40



Group interaction
Language & Culture
Chinese as L2

  • Spaces are given on a first register first-served basis.
  • All the participants should join in 4 gatherings and closing ceremony. 

Telephone: 2358-5017
Office: Language Commons (Room 3018, Lifts 2&3)