Certificate in Language Proficiency in Chinese

Certificate in Language Proficiency in Chinese

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Course title Certificate in Language Proficiency in Chinese
Postnominal Cert. Lang. Pr.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 4 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 30
Coordinator Dennis Mizzi
Wei Chen
Delivered by Faculty of Arts
This course will train you as a beginner with no prior knowledge from a different academic background with an interest in Chinese language and culture. You will benefit from the taught and practical components which will allow you to acquire a basic to lower intermediate knowledge of modern Chinese (Mandarin), read and create different types of short and simple texts, participate in simple conversations and become aware of cultural aspects of Chinese, in accordance to the CEFR levels ranging from A1 to A2+ or HSK3 (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi). You will appraise Chinese culture in order to explore it further and develop the necessary communicative competences in peer-group interaction. You will be trained to autonomously construct simple and short coherent texts that will enhance your reading and listening skills.

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To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations.

The Certificate Course may be taken concurrently with any University undergraduate or postgraduate course, whether followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

This course is open to both University of Malta current students and General Public.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

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

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

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After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: If students are following a FT course at UM - No fees apply.

If students are not following a FT course at UM - Total Tuition Fee: €4,250. Yr1: €2,125 - Yr2: €2,125
By the end of the course, you will be:
• Able to use the four language skills in Chinese - speaking, listening, reading and writing - at A2 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or HSK 3;
• Equipped with a wide knowledge of vocabulary, characters, grammar, syntax as well as useful stylistic and cultural nuances in Chinese;
• Able to apply the acquired knowledge of Chinese in personal and professional contexts;
• Able to understand Chinese culture and society;
• Follow basic conversations in the target languages on different mediums.
If you are a student from any faculty or department with a desire to learn a new language and be introduced to its culture, with a particular interest in learning Chinese for communication, then this course is ideal for you.
The Certificate in Language Proficiency aims to prepare you with a basic to lower intermediate knowledge of Chinese Mandarin for personal growth and future career plans. Access to further studies are available by transferring to an undergraduate course in Chinese offered by the Faculty of Arts, either at the University of Malta or by foreign institutions abroad, provided that the necessary requirements are met.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 13 April 2022

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