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Chronology & directors
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Alumni
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From CLC students


“The Centre will continue to play an important role in the promotion of better understanding between the people of the East and the West.”

Spoke Sir Jack Cater, KBE, JP,

Ex-acting governor and the Chief Secretary of Hong Kong

during the opening ceremony of the CLC current premises in 1980

 

“CLC was recommended to me by my PhD supervisor who himself is a CLC graduate. He said, “you’ll have to study hard but don’t worry - the staff are amazing”. True words! I especially like the fact that I now have friendships with fellow students (Korean, American and Japanese) and that our sole language of communication is Mandarin. “

Jacqueline Elfick, from Holland, class of 2003-04

 

내가 CUHK 선택한 이유는 학교의 중국어 프로그램이 유명하기 때문이다. 선생님들도 열성적으로 친절하게 가르쳐주고 강의도 체계적이고 효과적이었다. 1년이라는 짧은 시간이지만 홍콩에서 보내게 귀중한 시간 동안 많은 경험을 같다. “

권정혜,  from Korea, class of 2004-05

 

 中野理子, from Japan, class of 2004-05


 

Introduction

Yale-China Chinese Language Centre (CLC)

Founded in 1963 under the joint auspices of New Asia College and the Yale-China Association, the Centre became part of the Chinese University in 1974 and has been responsible for the teaching of one language education (Putonghua and Cantonese) of University students as well as other Putonghua and Cantonese learners. Courses are offered in two different series namely (i) for non-native speakers and (ii) for native speakers of Chinese. All the series have different levels to meet the needs and aptitude of students. 

 

University Programmes

- Putonghua Courses for Local Students

- Cantonese Courses for Mainland Chinese Students

- Putonghua and Cantonese Courses for International Exchange Students

 

Courses for Public

- Putonghua/ Cantonese courses for non-native speakers (Teaching Chinese as a foreign/ second language, TCFL)

- Putonghua/ Cantonese courses for native Chinese speakers

 

Full Time Programmes

Applicable to non-native speaking series or Summer School. Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes, together with credits carrying option for current university students from abroad are available. In general, class will be held 5 days a week and 3 sessions per day at CU campus in Shatin. Intake on every January, June and September. Eligible applicants will be sponsored student visa for their study.

 

Part Time Courses

Applicable to both non-native speaking and native speaking series. Certificate and Diploma programmes are available. Courses are usually held at weekday evening or weekend daytime with a frequency to meet 1-2 times and a total of 2-6 sessions per week. CUHK campus in Shatin and Tsim Sha Tsui are the 2 key locations for the courses. Student intake in every January, April, July and October.

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Nine unique features

1. The only university unit in Hong Kong offering award-bearing Chinese programmes to both native and non-native speakers

2. University level language instructors

3. Classrooms in CUHK and downtown location

  • Shatin and Tsim Sha Tsui.

4. Students from all walks of life

  • Programmes have been taught to more than 30000 students from 72 countries of different occupations and language proficiency.

5. Full time and part time, day time and evening courses are available

6. Oral proficiency-oriented

7. Small classes, around 20

8. Authentic teaching materials

9. Wide spectrum of language activities and student support

  • Both full time and part time students can join the Spring Party, cultural tour to mainland China, Pragmatic Internship in China and Outing. Besides, various student support activities will be organized for study abroad students. Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Japanese and Korean speaking workers are available for enquiry.

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Chronology & directors

Important Events in CLC’s history

1961  
CLC was first established as a private language school by Mrs. Jennie Mak Ling (林麦贤慧女士)to teach Cantonese to expatriates in Hong Kong.
1963  
CLC received generous support from New Asia College (新亚书院) and Yale-China Association (雅礼协会) and was officially named as “New Asia--Yale-in-China Chinese Language centre”. The school moved into the former New Asia College campus at Farm Road, Kowloon Tong.
1963  
Mandarin (Putonghua) division was founded by Prof. Parker Po-fei Huang (黄伯飞教授)
1974  
CLC became part of the Chinese University of Hong Kong on July 1
1978  
Construction started on September 28 for Fong Shu Chuen Building under the generous support by Fong Shu Fook Tong Foundation. At the same year, Putonghua program has been extended to CUHK undergraduate students.
1980  
Opening ceremony on January 24 for Fong Shu Chuen Building, the major premises of CLC to implement quality Chinese programs.
1990  
Opening ceremony of Fong Yun Wah Hall, CLC’s multi-function hall.
1998  
Launched the Cantonese program for mainland Chinese students.
2003  
40th anniversary for CLC.
2004  
Cantonese program has become compulsory to mainland China undergraduates in CUHK.
2009  
According to the decision made by the Administrative and Planning Committee (AAPC) of the University at its 8th meeting (2009), The New Asia--Yale-in-China Chinese Language Center (CLC) became part of the Faculty of Arts under the new name: Yale-China Chinese Language Centre starting from August 2009.



 
Directors Since

 

1963   Prof. Parker Po-fei Huang (黄伯飞教授), from Institute of Far Eastern Language of Yale University, US.
1964-1967   Ms. Jennie Mak Ling (林麦贤慧女士), who is also the founding director of the centre in 1961.
1967-1968   Dr. Francis S. Hutchins (何钦思博士), representative of Yale-in-China Association in Hong Kong.
1968-1989   Mr. Liu Ming (刘铭先生), who served for 21 years and during which the reputation of CLC grew together with the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
1989-1991   Mr. Ho Cheuk-sang (何焯生先生) served as the acting director.
1991-2001   Prof. John C. Jamieson (简慕善教授) from the University of California at Berkeley, US, served as the Director until his retirement.
2001-present   Dr. Weiping Wu (吴伟平博士), a linguist from the centre of Applied Linguistics in Washington DC, US.


 

Student nationality

  (in alphabetical order)

1.         Argentina

2.         Australia

3.         Austria

4.         Bangladesh

5.         Bahamas

6.         Belgium

7.         Brazil

8.         Bulgaria

9.         Brunei

10.       Cambodia

11.       Canada

12.       Caucasia

13.       Chile

14.       China

15.       Colombia

16.       Congo

17.       Costa Rica

18.       Croatia

19.       Denmark

20.       Ethiopia

21.       Eurasia

22.       Finland

23.       France

24.       Germany

25.       Greece

26.       Guatemala

27.       Honduras

28.       Hungary

29.       Hong Kong

30.       India

31.       Indonesia

32.       Iran

33.       Ireland

34.       Israel

35.       Italy

36.       Japan

37.       Kenya

38.       Korea

39.       Malagasy Republic

40.       Malawi

41.       Malaysia

42.       Mauritius

43.       Mexico

44.       Netherlands

45.       New Zealand

46.       Nigeria

47.       Norway

48.       Panama

49.       Pakistan

50.       Paraguay

51.       Peru

52.       Philippines

53.       Poland

54.       Portugal

55.       Russia

56.       Singapore

57.       Slovakia

58.       Slovenia

59.       South Africa

60.       Spain

61.       Sweden

62.       Switzerland

63.       Taiwan

64.       Tanzania

65.       Thailand

66.       Turkey

67.       United Kingdom

68.       Uganda

69.       Uruguay

70.       U.S.A.

71.       Venezuela

72.       Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alumni

未能尽录之本所尊贵校友

Some CLC Honorable Alumni

石井哲也

ISHII, Tetsuya
日本驻港首席领事

Deputy Consul-General, Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong

陈令智

CHAN, Lindzay

1992年金马奖最佳女主角, 前香港芭蕾舞团主要演员

Best actress winner, Golden Horse Award 1992. HK Ballet ex-chief dance

CHINOY, Sujan R.

印度驻墨西哥大使

Ambassador of India to Mexico

卓丹廉

CHUGG, Daniel

前英国领事馆秘书长

Ex-secretary for British Consulate General in Hong Kong

古田茂美

FURUTA, Shigemi

香港贸易发展局日本首席代表

Director for Japan, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

金珍镐

KIM, Jin Ho

南韩檀国大学中文系教授、语言中心教务长及国际交流委员会委员

Professor in the Chinese Department, Dean of the Language Center and committee member for the International Exchange Board of Dankook University, South Korea

鎄

KIM, Woon Young

银星集团常务董事

Managing Director, Silver Star Corporation

李忠信

LEE, Jackson

前英国领事馆副领事

Ex- British Vice Consul in Hong Kong

李勉官

LEE, Myun Gwan

前香港韩人商工会主席

Ex-Chairman, The Korean Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

李国章

LI, Arthur K. C.

香港特区政府行政会议成员,前教育局局长及中大校长

Current member of the HKSAR government Executive Council. Former secretary for Education and former Vice-chancellor of CUHK

柳在禹

LIEU, Jae Woo

前香港韩人商工会主席

Ex-Chairman, The Korean Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

陆恭蕙

LOH, Christina

环境局副局长

Vice-secrtary, Environment Bureau, HKSAR Government

鈂田邦彦

MAKITA, Kunihiko

前日本驻新加坡大使

Ex-Ambassador of Japan in Singapore

松本盛雄

MATSUMOTO, Morio

前日本驻港领事经济事务部主管

Ex-Director of Economic Affairs Department, Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong

孟柱亿

MENG, Ju Eok

韩国外国语大学中文系教授、韩国中国语教育学会会长及世界汉语教学学会副会长

Chinese Language professor, Korea University of Foreign Studies.  resident for Chinese Education Association in Korea. Vice-president for World Association of Chinese Language Teaching

苗学礼

MILLER, Tony

前香港特别行政区驻世界贸易组织常设代表

Ex-Permanent Representative of HKSAR to the World Trade Organization

莫礼信

MORRISON, Alan

前英国领事馆副领事

Ex-British Vice-Consul in Hong Kong

河国荣

RIVERS, Gregory

外籍香港艺人

Foreign actor in Hong Kong

乐秀慧

ROBINSON, Sarah

英国领事馆前副领事

Ex-British Vice-Consul (Political/ Economic) in Hong Kong

陆克文

RUDD, Kevin Michael

第二十六任澳洲总理

The 26th Prime Minister of Australia

柳己洙

RYU, Geesoo

韩国韩神大学中文系主任

Chinese Department Head, Hanshin University, Korea

佐渡岛志郎

SADOSHIMA, Shiro

前日本驻港副领事

Ex-Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong

奚安竹

SEATON, Andrew

前英国领事馆总领事

Ex- Consul-General, British Consulate-General

史铃兰

STEVENSON, Susan

美国联邦政府东亚及太平洋事务局副助理秘书长

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State

夏添恩

SUMMERS, Timothy

前英国驻中国重庆总领事

Ex-British Consulate General in Chong-qing, China

SURI, Nalin

前印度驻北京大使

Ex-Ambassador of India in Beijing

冢本胜弘

TSUKAMOTO, Katsuhiro

日本香港协会理事暨事务局长

Director & Secretary General for the Japan Hong Kong Society

鹤冈千晴

TSURUOKA, Chiharu

前日本情报及文化中心主任

Ex-Director of Japan Information & Culture Centre

堤尚广

TSUTSUMI, Naohiro

前日本驻港领事馆政治部主管

Ex-Chief of Political Section, Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong

 

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