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Associate of Arts in Languages and Humanities

Bilingual Studies

Programme Code: AD 105 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315

• BA in Language and Communication  Application Code 報名編號 : CC 80 - 206


Programme Aims & Features

The programme features 6 study themes. Upon completion of the first year curriculum, students will specialize in one of the four themes in the second year of their study (except Japanese Studies and Korean Studies themes), and, at the same time, select a combination of courses offered by the other themes*.

Bilingual Studies

This theme aims to provide a solid foundation in bilingual studies (Chinese-English). Through a number of specialized courses, students will not only improve their language skills but will also learn about the practical use of both languages, including translation, linguistics, Chinese lexicology and syntax.

Chinese Language, Literature & Culture

As interaction with Mainland China has become increasingly frequent, Hong Kong faces an unprecedented demand for people well conversant with the linguistic, literary and cultural traditions of China to work in different sectors. This theme offers specialist training in classical and modern Chinese language, literature and culture, so as to equip students with the much-needed proficiency in Chinese to cope with the requirements of further studies and work.

English Studies

This theme provides students with the opportunity to strengthen their English language skills and develop their lifelong learning capabilities through a combination of theoretical and practical studies. Students will also further develop their proficiency in both spoken and written English.


This theme aims to nurture students’ critical, creative and cognitive abilities through the study of aesthetics, comparative literature, philosophy, and the making of a globalising world. It provides a solid foundation for developing students’ analytical and communication skills.

*Except Japanese Studies Theme and Korean Studies Theme.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2018 Overall Progression Rate: 82%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 73%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of recent years have articulated to*:
The University of Hong Kong
BA & BEd Language Education - Chinese (Double Degree) 
BA & BEd in Language Education - English (Double Degree) 
BSc Information Management

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BA Anthropology
BA Chinese Language and Literature
BA Conservation
BA Cultural Management
BA Cultural Studies
BA English
BA History
BA Japanese Studies
BA Linguistics
BA Philosophy
BA Translation
BSSc Gender Studies
BSSc Global Studies

City University of Hong Kong
BA Chinese
BA Chinese & History
BA Digital Television & Broadcasting
BA English Studies
BA Linguistics & Language Applications
BA Linguistics & Language Technology
BA Media & Communication
BA Translation & Interpretation
BBA Global Business Systems Management
BSocSc Asian & International Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies
BA (Hons) Chinese & Bilingual Studies
BA (Hons) English Studies for the Professions
BA (Hons) Language & Speech Sciences
BBA (Hons) International Shipping & Transport Logistics
Broad Discipline of Hotel & Tourism Management
Broad Discipline of Language, Culture & Communication

Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) Chinese Language & Literature
BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature and BEd (Hon) English Language Teaching (Double Degree)
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Humanities
BA (Hons) Religious Studies
BA (Hons) Translation
BSSc (Hons)
Bachelor of Communication (Hons)
BSSc (Hons) European Studies - German Stream
BSSc (Hons) Geography

The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Language Studies - Chinese Major
BA (Hons) Language Studies - English Major
BA (Hons) Language Studies & BEd (Hons) English Language (co-terminal double degree)
BA (Hons) Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
BEd (Hons) Chinese History
BEd (Hons) Chinese Language
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
BEd (Hons) (Primary) - Mathematics Major
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) - English Language
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) - History Major
BSSc (Hons) Global & Environmental Studies
Lingnan University
BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Philosophy
BA (Hons) Visual Studies


Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Swansea University, The UK
BA in English Language
BA in English Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language
BA in English-Chinese Translation and Interpreting
BA in Media and Communication
BA in International Relations

HKU SPACE International College

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

University of the Arts London
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
The University of Western Australia, Australia

Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in the civil service and other public institutions and services, and the private sector. You will find openings in fields such as journalism, translation, media, education, public relations and copywriting.


*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.  Excluding Japanese Studies and Korean Studies themes.



Generic Skills
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Quantitative Analysis I 
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • English for Arts and Humanities

Experiential Learning

  • Discovering and Expressing the Narrated Self


Year 2

Bilingual Studies

  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Professional Communication Strategies
  • Modern Chinese Language
  • Advanced Putonghua
  • Reading and Writing in Chinese


Chinese Language, Literature and Culture

  • Classical Chinese Language
  • Grammar and Rhetoric in Modern Chinese Language
  • Introduction to Chinese Literary Criticism
  • Studies of Classical Texts
  • Reading and Writing in Chinese


English Studies

  • Introduction to Literature in English
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Literary Linguistics
  • Professional Communication Strategies



  • Introduction to Aesthetics
  • Introduction to Comparative Literature
  • From A Barren Rock to Asia’s World City: A history of Modern Hong Kong
  • Civilisations, Ideologies and Politics: The Making of Modern Europe since 1850s
  • Selected Topics in Philosophy


Japanese Studies

  • Japanese I
  • Japanese II
  • Contemporary Japanese Society
  • Introduction to Japanese Studies (Year 1 course)
  • Understanding Popular Culture in Japan (Year 1 course)


Korean Studies

  • Korean I
  • Korean II
  • Contemporary Korean Society
  • Introduction to Korean (Year 1 course)
  • Understanding Korean Culture (Year 1 course)


Specialism Electives

Students of a particular theme (except Japanese Studies Theme and Korean Studies Theme) can choose ONE out of three options listed below.


Bilingual Studies

  • Classical Chinese Language
  • Studies of Classical Texts
  • Introduction to Literature in English

Chinese Language, Literature and Culture

  • Advanced Putonghua
  • Media Publishing Industry and Production
  • Advanced Chinese for Business and Commerce

English Studies

  • Creativity and Creative Industries
  • News Writing and Translation
  • Questioning Cultural Identity


  • Questioning Cultural Identity
  • Gender and Society
  • Introduction to Literature in English

Core Curriculum Courses

  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
  • Choose THREE courses from the Core Curriculum
The Specialism Electives courses do not apply to Japanese Studies Theme and Korean Studies Theme.
Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.
Wang Ki Ki Wing Tung
  • 2017-18 文學副學士 (語言及人文學科)
  • 2018 香港大學文學士 (一年級)


Ebisutani Eri
Ebisutani Eri
  • 2014-16 Graduate of Associate of Arts (Languages and Humanities) (Bilingual Studies)
  • 2016 Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (Year 3), The University of Hong Kong

I studied General English III, English for Academic and Professional Purposes I & II and English for Arts and Humanities. These are core English courses in studying the associate degree programme. I found these courses really helpful to my further studies in the Arts field. These courses have allowed me to establish a solid foundation in English, and gradually guided me to write academically. Apart from English proficiency, I gained the skill of critical thinking and data analysis, which has equipped me with the key to open the world of academic studies, so that I could understand the theories proposed by other scholars in their paper and then come up with my own ideas. I had many opportunities to execute what I learnt in class through presentations and projects. The class activities were something I enjoyed too, as I could exchange opinions with classmates. Moreover, the teachers encouraged my learning. They provided valuable advice when I came across any problem. All in all, these English courses boosted my academic writing skills in many aspects. Throughout the learning process, I gained much enjoyment and satisfaction.

  • 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)﹣雙語研究
  • 香港中文大學歷史系三年級

由一個「失敗」的理科人轉化成一個「成功」的文科人,過程絕不容易;由不獲任何大學取錄到取得多間大學取錄,苦盡甘來的感覺很奇妙。現在我就讀香港中文大學歷史系三年級,有機會感受大學的文化,「上莊」、「DEM BEAT」、玩「院慶」等,這些改變都是有賴港大附屬學院 (CC) 對我的幫助。 當時文憑試慘遭滑鐵盧,我十分迷惘,之後毅然報讀CC的文學副學士課程。除文科的課程外,我還有機會學習其他範疇的知識,例如社會學、心理學、語言學等。此外,過程中身邊有着一班「戰友」,大家緊密合作解決難題,這些磨練、經驗,都十分難能可貴,在大學甚至將來投身社會亦能運用。 很肯定的說,在CC,付出和收穫是成正比的,非常感謝講師對我的栽培,同學對我的幫助,使我更珍惜身邊的一切,助我全面地成長。 最後想向各位分享我的座右銘:「忘記背後,努力面前,向着標竿直跑」,希望大家一起努力向着目標邁進!

  • 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)﹣雙語研究
  • 香港中文大學翻譯系三年級

回首過去兩三年,放榜後那段無助徬徨的日子雖然仍是歷歷在目,但不及接獲夢想學系取錄信時的喜悅那麼令人難以忘懷,更比不上於學院那兩年遇到的那般刻骨銘心。 猶記得剛進入學院時總會禁不住自慚形穢,甚至有「低人一等」的感覺,只盼能趕緊離開這個地方-萬沒想到,這份厭惡卻會轉化成不捨。原以為這兩年只能獨自努力,沒想到在此認識了會為我打氣的同學、盡心提攜栽培的講師,更有互相勉勵的朋友。有了這些,今天的我方能步進大學的大門。 邁向夢想的路難免崎嶇,可當有一群戰友、老師於路上伴你同行,一切艱辛都不足為懼。