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Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) (ApL(C)) – Chinese in Business Service

Class Code

2019-21: E - G (GA02 - GA04); 2020-22: H - L (GA15 - GA19)

QF Level


Medium of Instruction


Duration & Contact Hours

270 contact hours

Class Start Date

02 Jan 2020

Taster Programme for ApL(C) (2021-23 Cohort)

Latest News

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. 



Class Code

Date of Face-to-face Class Resumption



2020-09-23 (Wed)


2020-09-16 (Wed)


2020-09-26 (Sat)



2020-09-23 (Wed)


2020-09-23 (Wed)

J & K

2020-09-24 (Thu)


2020-09-26 (Sat)

Details have been sent to the ApL(C) teachers in charge of secondary schools and students concerned via email. 

Course Information

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.

CohortCourse SynopsisTeaching and Learning
2018 - 20DetailsDetails
2019 - 21DetailsDetails
2020 - 22DetailsDetails

Teaching Schedules

CohortClass CodeMode
J & K2


Mark-grade Conversion Table

GradesMarksOverall Rating
A86 – 100Excellent
B70 – 85Very Good
C60 – 69Good
D50 – 59Average
E0 – 49Below 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

Javid Madiha*

P.L.K. Vicwood K.T.Chong Sixth Form College

Mohammad Razwan

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.


Programme Officer

Ms Sharon SEE

3746 0011

Project Assistant

Ms Amy LI

3746 0015

General Enquiry:3400 2828