The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education jointly offer a five-year full-time BA&BEd (LangEd) programme for applicants wishing to become teachers of English.
The overall purpose of the BA&BEd (LangEd) programme is to contribute substantially to Hong Kong's goal of an all-graduate, all-trained teaching profession.
The major aims are:
The programme is full-time, extending over five years. Students will take the following courses on the BA&BEd (LangEd):
In June 2003, the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) recommended that language teachers should be adequately prepared in terms of proficiency, subject knowledge and pedagogy (theories and practices in language teaching and learning). New language teachers are now required to hold (or acquire within three to five years of entering the profession):Either:
The BA&BEd (LangEd) was created in response to this policy and to meet these requirements.
Source: Education Matters Vol. 10 (No.2)
|"When I first attended the admission talk given by the academic staff of the BABEd programme, I already knew that it was a course meant for me. The BABEd programme provides its students with fantastic teaching practicum experience, and the professors are so passionate about their teaching that you just want to be like them. They are the best role models for teachers-to-be. Regardless of whether you want to be teachers or not, the BABEd programme will surely equip you with life skills so useful that you would never want to miss this exciting learning opportunity!"||
BA&BEd Graduate 2011
BA&BEd Graduate 2012
|"The Faculty of Education stands out from all other faculties at HKU in a myriad of ways. The pivotal reason has to be the people. The staff members at the faculty serve students with a conscientious, enthusiastic and responsible attitude; it is always heartening to talk with them. Classes of the faulty are largely different from the other lectures at HKU because all the lecturers at The Faculty of Education teach with their hearts. They do not only impart knowledge to the students, but have genuine care for each one of us. Their professionalism, passion for and dedication to teaching truly inspire us. From them, we see the beauty of teaching and make us aspire to become better teachers in the future. After four years of study at the Faculty of Education, any student will see in himself or herself a person with strong confidence, a never-give-up spirit and sophisticated problem-solving skills. He or she would have become an all-rounded person that is able to surmount any challenges that may come up in his or her life. All these are made possible by the bountiful teaching practicum experiences, the eye opening immersion programme in Australia and the many meaningful and fruitful classes that one could have throughout these four years."|
|"In my first year of teaching upon graduation, colleagues were impressed with my performance. They praised my confidence and classroom management skills."||
BA&BEd Graduate 2011
To satisfy the minimum requirements for entrance to the University, each applicant shall gain the following in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE):
Candidates with different educational backgrounds are required to satisfy each of the followings for the basic University Entrance Requirements:
School and non-school applicants should submit their applications via the JUPAS website at http://www.jupas.edu.hk from 25 September 2012 (9:00 am) onwards.
|Deadline for Application:||December 4, 2012 (by 11:59 pm)|
|Programme Changes :||May 21, 2013 (by 11:59 pm)|
|Re-prioritization:||July 16 - July 18, 2013|
|Normal Non-JUPAS Scheme:||December 28, 2012|
Secondary 6 students and candidates wishing to apply on the strength of their HKDSE results should apply through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) using Programme Code 6066.
Other candidates, e.g. from international schools, overseas or mature applicants, may apply directly to the University (Non-JUPAS) via the on-line application system at: http://www.als.hku.hk/admission/applying-or-admission-info/hong-kong-students/non-jupas