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COURSE TITLE Diploma in Chinese








Dip. Chin.(Melit.)

Short Cycle Qualification

Level 5

4 Semesters

Part-time Evening


Salvatore Giuffre

China is one of the fastest developing economic powers in the world with a massive population and with an inevitable influence on the world. It is very clear that various areas in trade, economy, business and culture must seriously take China into account. The University of Malta is lucky to have been offered a Confucius Institute by the Chinese authorities and this is also a unique opportunity to start teaching Chinese at our University.

The Diploma in Chinese purports to offer the following training, development and skills to the students:

1. A thorough grounding in the basics of the structure and grammar of the Chinese language through exposition and constant exercises both in class and at home. Some courses in Chinese Culture will also be offered.

2. Once the basic foundations have been learnt, the students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge by reading and interpreting Chinese texts and holding conversations in Chinese.

This Diploma Course will also offer students the following transferable skills:

1. Once the students obtain this diploma, they will attract the attention of those employers who are interested in personnel that have a well-trained mind, with an attention to detail and who will execute their duties with clarity and precision.

2. Last but not least, students with a diploma in Chinese will also prove beneficial to Malta in its trade contacts with China.
LEARNING OUTCOMES On successfully completing the Diploma in Chinese, students should:

1. Have a command of the basic Chinese characters.

2. Be able to hold simple conversations in Chinese.

3. Read unsophisticated Chinese texts.
COURSE INTENDED FOR Given the great importance of China on the world theatre of economy, business, trade, industry and cultural exchange, the prospective students for this course will come from government departments, business companies and people interested in the Orient.
Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.




Last Updated: 13 May 2017
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