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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 recognised as subject-trained teachers of English by the Hong Kong Education Bureau​ and can teach English to Speakers of Other Languages in Hong Kong primary and secondary schools.

Powerpoint file for programme highlights


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 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, 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 2021-22 and satisfy the stipulated English requirement.  The application period is from August 12 to 23, 2021.  Please visit the Education Bureau website for details.  


JUPAS Information Week - Programme Talk
By Ms Suzi Nicholson, Programme Coordinator of BA&BED(LangEd)-Eng


HKU iMonth 2020 - Online Admissions Talk
By Ms Suzi Nicholson, Programme Coordinator of BA&BED(LangEd)-Eng

 * Overseas trips and immersion may be affected because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation

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