Certificate in Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) - Practical Chinese

Applied Learning Chinese - Practical Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students), The course is designed for non-Chinese speaking students. Through further study, career development and daily life as learning scenarios to enhance the Chinese usage ability.
The course is designed for non-Chinese speaking students. Through further study, career development and daily life as learning scenarios to enhance the Chinese usage ability.

Programme Contents

This programme aims to build students’ foundation on use of Chinese via provision of simulated contexts of further study, career development and daily life which could enhance learning motivation towards the language and improve Chinese proficiency by guided and structural contents in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

Programme Features

  • Attach importance to both theories and application
  • Learn and practise actual conversation of daily life and working environment through role-playing, for example, as Flight Attendant at the Mock-up Cabin, or as customers and waiters at the Food and Beverage Training Centre
  • Grasp the main information when reading informative text such as announcements and news
  • Use vocabulary and sentences to express complete and clear information when writing practical articles
  • Teaching materials cover expressions and response capabilities under different circumstances, for examples, introduction, explanation, greeting, inquiry, discussion, invitation, appreciation, suggestion, comparison, permission, publicity, complaint, clarification, lobbying, correction, rebuttal, etc.
  • According to the Bloom education goal classification, step by step, teaching model and student-oriented, so that students with different abilities can gradually reach the learning goal
  • The instructor takes care of individual learning differences and would adjust different teaching and learning plans according to students' abilities

Supporting Organization

HKCT cooperates with our powerful employer’s network, and arrange different types of job hunting activities, working placements, visits, lectures and etc. for all students of Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) - Practical Chinese, in order to widen students’ horizon, enhance their self-confidence and improve their employment competitiveness. The employers include:

  • Pret A Manger (Hong Kong) Ltd - Working Placement
  • Home Market - Working Placement
  • Hong Kong Airport Services Ltd (HAS) - Visit / Working Placement
  • Support the Employment of People with Disabilities (SEPD) - Field trips
  • Eaton Hotel Hong Kong - Field trips

Advisory Organization


  • New Home Association
  • Hong Kong Nepalese Federation

HKCT contacts and invites the local organizations concerning non-Chinese ethnic actively for advice on this ApL couse, in order to make the teaching content more suitable for the needs of non-Chinese speaking students in learning, further study and employment.

Programme Structure

Practical Chinese I (QF Level 1)

  • Catering
    Theme Park

Practical Chinese II (QF Level 2)

  • Hospitality
  • Airline Services

Practical Chinese III (QF Level 3)

  • Public Administration
  • Social Services
  • Event Management

Reference Table for Grades

Certification Programme

Attained with Distinction*
*Equals to HKDSE Level 3


Practical Chinese I QF Level 1
Practical Chinese II QF Level 2
Practical Chinese III QF Level 3

Students visited the Elderly Centre and communicated with the elderly in Cantonese
Students visited Central Market to practise Chinese conversation in daily life
Non-Chinese students are trained to speak Chinese at the mock-up hotel reception
Graduation Path

Articulation Path

Hospitality, catering, airline services, cruise service, tourism, event management, conference and exhibition, recreation management, marketing, education, disciplined service and other related courses

Career Prospects

Junior positions: hotel receptionist, recreation clubhouse officer, restaurant waiter, airport customer service officer, event assistant, marketing assistant, activity assistant, customer service officer, retailer, disciplined service officer, etc.

Senior positions: restaurant manager, hotel manager, customer service manager, clubhouse manager, project manager, marketing manager, director of event center, disciplined services senior officer, etc.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face (Classes may need to be conducted via online platform depending on epidemic for the sake of students' safety)

Commencement of Study

every January


270 hours



HKCT Cheung Sha Wan Learning Centre (2/F, Heya Star 368 Castle Peak Road Cheung Sha Wan Kowloon)


Saturday 09:00-13:00 / 14:00-18:00
(Lessons will also be scheduled during summer day and will be arranged as full day lesson.)


Lessons will mainly be held at students' own schools. Details will be confirmed between HKCT and their schools.

QF Level

The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level: 3
QR Registration No.: 18/000525/L3, 18/000526/L3, 18/000527/L3, 18/000528/L3
QF level: 2
QR Registration No.: 18/000521/L2, 18/000522/L2 , 18/000523/L2, 18/000524/L2
QF level: 1
QR Registration No.: 18/000517/L1, 18/000518/L1, 18/000519/L1, 18/000520/L1
Registration Validity Period: 06/07/2018 to 31/08/2028