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Associate of Arts in English Language and Literature (New)

Programme Code: AD 124 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315 aaell@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code報名編號 : CC 88 - 108

Programme Aims & Features

This new English Language and Literature programme provides a broad and intensive English learning environment that will enable students to effectively acquire English language proficiency and cultural understanding. Graduates of the programme will be prepared for further studies in Bachelor of Arts (BA) programmes in English Studies, Literature or Linguistics, and will be prepared to pursue a diverse range of careers.

The programme offers a strong and well-diversified approach to English. Some of its courses focus on practical language acquisition and competence, others require students to engage in and expand their understanding of core cultural issues, still others raise awareness about the relationship between language usage and social interaction.

The combination of these approaches gives students an all-round multilevel grasp of English and its importance in today’s world. 

Students of the programme have opportunities to join a UK literary and cultural tour affiliated with a Russell Group university.

Opportunities for Further Studies

Graduates could apply for admissions to various UGC-funded degree programmes at local universities including Arts, English Studies, English Language & Literature, and etc. Below are some of the examples*
 
The University of Hong Kong
BA 
  
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BA English
BA Linguistics  
BA English Studies & BEd English 
                   
City University of Hong Kong
BA
BA English Studies
BA Linguistics and Language Applications
          
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons)
Broad Discipline of Language, Culture and Communication
        
Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature
          
The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Language Studies - English Major
          
Lingnan University
BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) English Studies
 

HKU SPACE International College

Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to the following full-time top-up degree programmes offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following universities:

Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
BA Communication, Advertising & Public Relations

Middlesex University London, UK
BA (Hons) Journalism and Media
BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Studies

The University of Western Australia, Australia
BA (Communication and Media Studies) - Communication Studies Pathway
BA (Communication and Media Studies) - Language Studies Pathway 
Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) - Japanese Language Pathway
Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) - Korean Language Pathway

Career Prospects

Graduates of the programme can seek employment in various fields that require good English proficiency and communication skills, such as the media, journalism, publishing, marketing and advertising. They can also build careers in teaching or follow paths into law, business, and management. Graduates are also capable of progressing to postgraduate study and research, and launching an academic career. 

 

Special Entrance Requirements

In addition to the minimum entrance requirements, applicants are also required to obtain Level 3 or above in HKDSE English Language, or equivalent. 

        

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

GENERIC SKILLS
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Quantitative Analysis I
  • Advanced Chinese Language OR English for Business*
  • English for Arts and Humanities
  • Introduction to Multimedia OR Information Technology and Applications 

Experiential Learning Couse:

  • Discovering and Expressing the Narrated Self
SPECIALISM

 

Year 1 

  • Introduction to Linguistics

  • Language and Society

  • Introduction to Literature in English

  • Introduction to Comparative Literature

 

Year 2

  • English Phonetics and Phonology

  • Literary Linguistics

  • Dystopian Literature

Electives: (Choose ONE course from the following)

  • Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Professional Communication Strategies 

 

Core Curriculum Courses (choose four courses)

 

The list of Core Curriculum Courses is subject to further review by the College.

* English for Business: pertained to students with non-Chinese background


Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.