The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English

Introduction

In the Department of English, our primary mission is to provide applied English language studies for the professions, and we aim to be recognised internationally as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate studies focusing on professional communication. Applied English language studies include not only the acquisition of the very high level of English language skills needed to succeed professionally but also a thorough and critical understanding of the English language and a developed awareness of English communication in multicultural professional contexts.

There is a clear need in Hong Kong and internationally for graduates with highly developed knowledge of language and communication, along with critical thinking skills, who are able to contribute to a range of professional and business contexts. No matter whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, the Department of English is one of Hong Kong's key providers of graduates with the kinds of English communication and language skills and knowledge that are so highly prized by the professions.

Our programmes have innovative features that make them very popular with students, their parents and students' eventual employers, and help our students to develop the all-around skills and attributes prized by PolyU and society as a whole.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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BA

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Studies for the Professions

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The programme provides you with a set of knowledge and skills in order to communicate effectively in English for professional and business purposes in Hong Kong and internationally. [+]

Applied Programme Code: JS3480 (Broad Discipline of Language, Culture, and Communication)

Our BA (Hons) in English Studies for the Professions programme is a Major under the Broad Discipline of Language, Culture, and Communication. This English Major programme provides you with a set of knowledge and skills in order to communicate effectively in English for professional and business purposes in Hong Kong and internationally, where English functions as the key medium of communication (lingua franca) in various types of professional activity. Upon graduation, you should have the ability to handle demanding professional tasks such as:

Writing a challenging press release for an organization; Developing promotional materials in the service industries, including air transport, banking, computer, and information technology, telecommunications, and tourism, convention, and exhibition; Promoting an organization’s image through developing corporate literature; Making requests of colleagues and business partners in complicated situations; and Critiquing your own professional performance and that of others. Programme Aims ... [-]