CCCU to launch Hong Kong's first Korean communication AD programme
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From the 2005/06 academic year, the Division of Language Studies of the Community College of City University will launch
The programme focuses on mediation between Korean & Chinese / Korean & English, in order to provide students with practical communication skills much in demand in the community. These skills are underpinned by training students through desktop publishing and the internet—communication technology, an essential feature of today’s workplace.
“The Korean component in the programme provides a strong foundation, enabling students to acquire an appropriate level of proficiency in spoken and written Korean. In addition to receiving practical training in the Korean language, the students will become familiar with Korean culture and society,” Ms Kang Kim Hyewon, Deputy Programme Leader and Lecturer of the Division of Language Studies, said. In addition to the articulation arrangements that have been made with overseas universities in
“Our Associate of Arts in Bilingual Communication Studies programme provides options with different language combinations, developing from and drawing on the Division’s existing strengths,” said Ms Wanda Lau, Acting Head of the Division of Language Studies. “In addition to English, Putonghua, Japanese and French, we have offered Korean courses as electives since 2001, and have developed expertise in the teaching of Korean not only for general proficiency, but also for business communication and tourism purposes.” CityU is among the first universities in
The Division also has an excellent relationship with the Korean community here. Sharing his view on the career prospects of Korean language graduates, Mr Lee Myun Gwan, Chairman of the Korean Chamber of Commerce in
Many students at CityU who demonstrated excellence in their Korean electives have been awarded scholarships to attend a summer intensive Korean language programme at
Mr Pan Fuqing is a third-year mainland student in CityU’s Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics. He says students can learn practical oral and written Korean efficiently at CityU with its creative teaching and learning environment.
Twin brothers, Mr Yip Shing-hong and Mr Yip Shing-hei, both of whom graduated in 2002, studied Korean together. To develop a better understanding of Korean culture and language, the Yip brothers travelled to
Now working in the
The Associate of Arts in Bilingual Communication Studies (Korean & Chinese / Korean & English) programme offered by the Division of Language Studies of the Community College of City University is a self-financed programme, operating in two-year full-time, or three-year part-time study modes. Tuition fees for full-time study are HK$45,000 per year.