This is an advanced level Cantonese course. It focuses on building up students’; communication skills in professional contexts and with multi-media materials. Utilising texts from contemporary mass media in Hong Kong, the course also incorporates training in practical translation/interpreting between Cantonese and Mandarin and discussions on social issues and popular culture in Hong Kong.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate:
1. developed presentation and negotiation skills in Cantonese in professional contexts;
2. developed listening skills in Cantonese;
3. in-depth knowledge on comparisons and translations between Cantonese and Mandarin;
4. in-depth knowledge and insights on Cantonese popular culture in Hong Kong.
Other InformationCourse conducted subject to enrolments.
Assessment will be based on
(1) classroom participation and preparation of in-class readings (10%) (LO 2,3,4);
(2) Mid-term oral exam (recorded) (20%) (LO 2) ;
(3) a group project of film dubbing (25%) (LO 2, 3, 4);
(4) an in-class presentation and analysis of Cantonese language material (recorded) (15%) (LO 1, 4); and
(5) Final exam on oral presentation and listening comprehension (recorded) (30%) (LO 1, 2, 3).
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130 hours over the semester, including in-class time and independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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