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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education — English

Programme Overview and Aims

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Contact:  Faculty of Education

 

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+852 3917 2280

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Contact: Faculty of Arts

 

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+852 3917 8977

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Academic Matters

Contact: Dr Ruby Yang (Curriculum Coordinator)

 

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Programme Overview and Aims

The BA&BEd(LangEd)-English has been jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education since 2005.  This five-year double degree integrates specialist studies in English language and linguistics and professional studies in English language education.  The programme combines rigorous academic study with experiential learning and practical application.  Graduates of the BA&BEd(LangEd)-English are able to meet the requirements for English language teachers in both primary and secondary schools as recommended by the HKSAR government.

 

   Powerpoint file for admissions talk
(HKU Information Day for Undergraduate Admissions 2023)
    

 

Students in class

 

Programme Features

  • Students will develop in-depth knowledge of English language and linguistics, literature, communication and language acquisition and will critically explore issues in language education specifically and education generally and develop personal strengths and commitment to education.
  • The programme offers two degrees: a BA in English language and linguistics, and a BEd in English language education. It is equivalent to a BA plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, a professional teaching qualification recognized in Hong Kong schools.  Graduates are fully exempted from the Government's Language Proficiency Requirement (English Language).  
  • Students may take a range of elective courses within the Faculty of Education or in other Faculties, and may combine elective courses to declare a minor subject.
  • Students participate in an overseas immersion programme to increase global awareness, enhance language proficiency and enrich professional development.

 

The Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers is set up by the Education Bureau (EDB) to attract persons proficient in English to pursue relevant local bachelor degree programmes which will qualify them to become English teachers on graduation. For details, please refer to EDB's website.

 

JUPAS Information Week 2023 - Thematic Talk
Topic: Putting HKU learning into practice
By Dr Ruby Yang, Programme Coordinator of BA&BED(LangEd)-Eng

 

Programme Video - Double Degree Programmes