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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education (English)

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 5-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 fully qualified to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in primary and secondary schools.

Powerpoint file for programme highlights 

 

 

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 and develop personal strengths and commitment to education.
  • The programme offers two degrees in one: 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, set up by the Education Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is available for applications by students who are admitted in 2020-21 and satisfy the stipulated English requirement.  The Scholarship will be open for application in August 2020.  Please visit the Education Bureau website for details.  

 

HKU iMonth 2020 - Online Admissions Talk
By Ms Suzi Nicholson, Programme Coordinator of BA&BED(LangEd)-Eng
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 * Overseas trips and immersion may be affected because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation

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