Lens on China Workshop Series


Date: From 10 October to 19 October, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Registration: 15 September – 12:00 noon of 9 October

Room 2132A (Lift 19)

The series consists of four workshops (6 hours), that will use Chinese movies as a learning resource for students whose Chinese proficiency has reached intermediate or advanced level.

This workshop series aims to:

  • Further improve learners’ Chinese proficiency with a special focus on speaking skills such as rhythm, stress, pause, tone, intonation and more;
  • Increase learners’ awareness of intercultural communication through extensive discussion on the chosen episodes from the movies;
  • Utilize ChatGPT to create a cultural context in which learners can apply the speaking skills they previously gained to “the real roles” they possess.

Workshop schedule and content:

Session Date Time Content
1 10 Oct (Tue) 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Briefing and speaking skills training
2 12 Oct (Thu) 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. In-depth analysis and appreciation of movies
3 17 Oct (Tue) 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Consultation: Instructors provide support in creating their scripts
4 19 Oct (Thu) 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Video productions sharing


Notes for participants:
To ensure better implementation of the workshop series, the scholarly approach will be applied. Therefore, upon completing the workshop, both students and instructor are required to submit a self-reflection based on the guidelines provided by the workshop design team for academic purposes. The consent for data privacy may need to be signed by all participants. 


Registration Dates 15 Sep 2023 – 9 Oct 2023

Putonghua plus English when necessary

Target Audience




Maximum Number of Participants 18
Duration 90 mins
HMW Hours This is a recognized event in the "Self-directed Experience" component of CORE1905: Behavioral Foundations of University Education: Habits, Mindsets, and Wellness. You need to attend the whole 4 sessions to get 3 hours in total.



Language & Culture
Chinese as L2


Spaces are given on a first register first-served basis.

The minimum number of participants is 6. If the number of the registered participants is less than 6, the course will be canceled.

A further notification email will be sent to the registered participants if the above situation happens.


Tel: 2358-7851
Email: lcilang@ust.hk
Office: Language Commons (Room 3018, Lifts 2 & 3)