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CWP009 - Certificate in PDP on the Teaching of Chinese Language for Non-Chinese Speaking Children
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Certificate in PDP on the Teaching of Chinese Language for Non-Chinese Speaking Children
Programme Code CWP009
Mode of Study Part-time
Duration 5 full days (Saturdays) 
Venue Class 1: Tseung Kwan O Study Centre
Class 2: Tseung Kwan O Study Centre
Class 3: Tai Po Campus
Programme Leader Dr Lam Ho Cheong
Programme Enquiries Miss Yim 2948 6790

Programme Aims

Participants are able to:

  1. Appreciate the strengths and difficulties of Non-Chinese speaking (NCS) children in learning Chinese;
  2. Articulate the concepts of sociocultural awareness, theories of learning and teaching Chinese language and culturally responsive theories;
  3. Apply different teaching strategies and available resources in the society to enhance the teaching of Chinese for NCS children; and
  4. Apply professional knowledge to adapt and implement the school-based curriculum for teaching Chinese to NCS children.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of one 3-credit-point course with a total of 39 hours.

This course will focus on:

  1. Discussing and sharing participants’ actual teaching practices used in different kindergartens as a kind of professional knowledge exchange;
  2. Fostering participants to examine, and learn to appreciate, the strengths and difficulties of NCS children in learning spoken and written Chinese;
  3. Theories of learning and teaching Chinese  language and culturally responsive theories will be discussed to inform the practice of teaching Chinese for NCS children; and
  4. Building capacity of participants in developing and implementing school-based curriculum.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese (Cantonese) and will be supplemented by English where appropriate.

Programme Duration

Cohort(s) Period of Study
1 17 February 2024 (Saturday);
2 March 2024 (Saturday);
16 March 2024 (Saturday);
6 April 2024 (Saturday);
20 April 2024 (Saturday)
2 24 February 2024 (Saturday);
9 March 2024 (Saturday);
23 March 2024 (Saturday);
13 April 2024 (Saturday);
27 April 2024 (Saturday)
3 2 March 2024 (Saturday);
16 March 2024 (Saturday);
6 April 2024 (Saturday);
20 April 2024 (Saturday);
4 May 2024 (Saturday)

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  1. in-service qualified teachers, curriculum coordinators, school leaders or principals in pre-primary setting, preferably with experience in teaching Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) children; and
  2. recommended by their principals;
  3. priority will be given to those who submit a personal statement which briefly explains their expectations on the programme.


To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain a pass in all assessment tasks required and successfully fulfill the attendance and/or assessment requirements as stipulated by the programme.

Other Information

This programme is recognised by the Education Bureau (EDB) in relation to “Supporting NCS Students”. For details, please refer to EDB Circular No. 8/2018.

Participants who complete our PDPs are eligible to apply for credit transfer if they enroll in our postgraduate programmes. Their applications will be considered on an individual basis.


Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

Probity Requirements: Other than the application fee, applicants are not required to pay any additional fees during the application process. In addition, please be reminded not to offer any advantage to EdUHK staff and/or any person involving admissions at EdUHK in connection with your application. Otherwise, your action may violate Hong Kong's Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201).

In the event of inconsistency between information in English and Chinese version or where an interpretation of the programme content is required, the decision of the University shall be final.

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