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 and 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:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Upper Intermediate level of Cantonese to:
1. Use an active vocabulary of around 5,000 items.
2. Analyze and produce the phrase and sentence structures used in a wide range of texts on such topics as education, emotions, religion, current affairs, transportation, travel, TV culture, and shopping.
3. Evaluate what they have read, listened, and watched with the guidance of a teacher, and express personal viewpoints about current affairs confidently and in clear, well-structured patterns.
4. Display a sophisticated socio-cultural awareness of sensitive issues in contemporary Cantonese society.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
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130 hours over the semester, including in-class time and independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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