What are English and Applied Linguistics?
Build your practical skills and subject knowledge
Increase your career opportunities as you become a proficient and confident English user
Develop your ability to communicate professionally across media and contexts
Satisfy your curiosity about languages and cultures
The programme promotes the all-round development of students’ potentials to the fullest extent for the English language profession.
Along with a major in English Studies, students can also take a minor in another discipline offered by the University.
A variety of teaching and learning methods are adopted, including language and computer laboratory work, online English language databases, role-plays, simulations, talks by guest speakers, and workplace visits and placements.
Students explore the global and cultural dimensions of the subjects studied and further develop themselves professionally through participating in summer programmes abroad and credit-earning student exchange programmes overseas.
The emphasis placed by the programme on self-directed learning, project-based learning, and group work helps to develop students’ sense of entrepreneurship, leadership, and teamwork.
Students will acquire a set of essential skills, such as research and study skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, language and communication skills, self-reflection, peer evaluation, and teamwork, to facilitate their life-long learning journey.
Recognition by the Education Bureau of Hong Kong
The programme is recognised by the Education Bureau of Hong Kong and its Standing Committee on Language Education and Research as an English Language Major Degree Programme that meets the Hong Kong government’s Language Proficiency Requirement. Registered students are eligible to apply for the Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers offered by the Education Bureau. The Scholarship for local and non-local students is HK$50,000 and HK$80,000 per year, respectively.
Your Study Options
The programme allows you to pursue one of the following three study options:
Single discipline majorBA (Hons) in English and Applied Linguistics (BAEAL) as a single degree programme (4 years; 123 credits + 3 WIE training credits)
Major / Minor optionBA (Hons) in English and Applied Linguistics (BAEAL) under the Major / Minor option with English as the Major and a Minor from another discipline (4 years; 123 credits + 3 WIE training credits)
Double majors BAEAL and BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Translation as Double Majors (4 years; 156 credits + 3 WIE training credits)