BA Applied English

General

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Program Description

The BA Applied English is the ideal undergraduate degree programme for those wishing to major in linguistics, literature and translation studies in an international context.

The programme is designed for those interested in studying English as a subject matter in its own right. You will learn about the many ways in which English, and more broadly, languages are used around the world today. In addition to being in a stimulating environment where you can develop your intellectual faculties, the programme also provides ample opportunity for you to apply your knowledge in a real-world setting. This is done, for instance, through the practice of translation and interpreting.

You will acquire a range of skills not only to suitable for language teaching, translation and interpreting, and editing, but transferable in many settings across any sector that requires the ability to identify real-world problems in an innovative manner and effectively communicate solutions.

Why Should I Study Applied English at XJLTU?

  • Become a professional communicator in an international setting;
  • Learn in an international environment, where every day you can put into practice your studies of language, linguistics and translation;
  • Prepare for further study by obtaining a versatile undergraduate qualification;
  • Choose to study entirely in Suzhou, China, or transfer to the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in the final two years;
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

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Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BA Applied English programme, you will have:

  • the skills to approach the study of English language and literature using a number of different techniques;
  • the ability to use advanced approaches in the analysis of language;
  • professional skills in the practice of translation and interpreting;
  • advanced awareness of Anglophone, Chinese, and international perspectives on the use of language;
  • high levels of proficiency in oral and written communication in English.

"The knowledge and skills I have acquired are extremely helpful in my ambition to become a teacher of English as a second language."

Yuting Fei
Alumnus, BA Applied English, China

Modules

Year One

Qualified students can be accepted into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students will, however, enter into Year One, which provides a range of foundational modules and language classes.

Year Two

Year Three

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Year Four

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Careers

In addition to gaining employment in language-related fields, graduates from this programme have received offers to pursue further study in leading universities in China, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Fields of further study include English language teaching, speech pathology, translation and interpreting, applied linguistics, Asian studies, and literature.

Fees

International students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All international who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount

Join a free Chinese language course

We now offer a free summer Chinese language course for all undergraduate and postgraduate students starting their degree in September 2020.

Choose from a two-week, four-week or six-week language course.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students who apply to XJTLU through the Joint Entrance Examination on the governmental online application system (Education Examination Authority of Guangdong Province) will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Mainland Chinese students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Entry Requirements

International students

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above, plus:
    • Redesigned SAT: 1280+ (students that took the SATs previous to 2016 will require 1800+) or ACT: 27, and 2 AP examinations: 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests: 600+ or
    • 3 AP examinations: 4+ or
    • 3 SAT subjects: 600+

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may apply with the following:

  • A minimum grade of 400 on the Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, or
  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking of at least the top 50 per cent for 4 subjects, including English and Maths. For detailed information see information in Chinese.

English language requirements

For international applicants, if you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.5 or above will take five credits EAP.

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the apply link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time.

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less