Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) (ApL(C)) – Chinese in Business Service
2019-21: E - G (GA02 - GA04); 2020-22: H - L (GA15 - GA19)
Medium of Instruction
Duration & Contact Hours
270 contact hours
Class Start Date
02 Jan 2020
Taster Programme for ApL(C) (2021-23 Cohort)
As the situation related to COVID-19 has shown consistent signs of improvement, SPEED has decided to resume face-to-face classes for Applied Learning Chinese (ApL(C)) – Chinese in Business Service gradually.
Date of Face-to-face Class Resumption
J & K
Details have been sent to the ApL(C) teachers in charge of secondary schools and students concerned via email.
Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) (ApL(C)) – Chinese in Business Service which is approved by the Education Bureau (EDB) of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is offered by the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies (CBS) of PolyU through SPEED for senior secondary non-Chinese speaking students. The course aims to develop non-Chinese speaking students’ Chinese language competencies using the second language learning approach with tourism, hotel, logistics and retails industry as the learning context. The course consists of 3 levels of studies which are pegged at the Qualifications Framework (QF) Level 1, 2 and 3. Each level contains three modules, including Oral Communication (Cantonese), Reading and Writing.
|Cohort||Course Synopsis||Teaching and Learning|
|2018 - 20||Details||Details|
|2019 - 21||Details||Details|
|2020 - 22||Details||Details|
Mark-grade Conversion Table
|A||86 – 100||Excellent|
|B||70 – 85||Very Good|
|C||60 – 69||Good|
|D||50 – 59||Average|
|E||0 – 49||Below Average / Unclassified|
Applied Learning Scholarship
The Applied Learning Scholarship is co-organised by the Law’s Charitable Foundation (LCF) and the Education Bureau (EDB) to show the appreciation to Secondary 5 (S5) students who demonstrated positive learning attitude and achieved good progress in their study of Applied Learning (ApL) courses.
The List of Awardees (2018/19 School Year)
Name of Student
Name of Secondary School
P.L.K. Vicwood K.T.Chong Sixth Form College
HKWMA Chu Shek Lun Secondary School
* This student is presented the Special Award.
Video Interview for the Awardees
The full video interview could be found on the website of LCF.