Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

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Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate
Diploma in Education (Secondary)
Programme description
Programme requirements
Choosing the first courses to get started
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Programme description

This double award programme is designed specifically for those people who have
the career goal of becoming a secondary school English teacher in Hong Kong.
Through the programme you will gain a solid foundation in language
proficiency, English studies and learning skills as well as professional
skills in English teaching.

The programme starts by constructing a solid foundation of language
proficiency and understanding upon which to build progressively more demanding
studies of different aspects of the English language. We aim to develop in all
students an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the language. Integrated
with your studies of language will be education courses developing you as a
reflective teacher, knowledgeable about the curriculum, able to design
effective learning experiences for students and to implement them effectively
using a repertoire of teaching skills.

The programme provides complete preparation for language teaching and is
listed by the Education Bureau as a Recognised Language Major Degree.
Successful completion of the programme gives you full exemption from the
Language Proficiency Requirement for English Teachers and the status of a
fully qualified English teacher in Hong Kong.


Programme requirements

This programme leads to two qualifications: a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours and
a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary). There are three pathways for
students pursuing this programme. Pathways 2 and 3 are specifically designed for
holders of an Associate Degree or equivalent qualification.

BLSHPGDES1 — Pathway 1

Programme-specific entry requirements:
  1. (a) Level 2 or Grade E or above in English Language and Chinese
    Language in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, the
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, or equivalent; and
  2. satisfactory performance in a selection interview.

Students pursuing this programme through Pathway 1 must
successfully complete 190 credits as follows:

(a)165 credits of complusory courses:
Course code
(Click the course code for details)
Course titleCreditsLevel
EDU E100Learning and Teaching in the Hong Kong School Context5Foundation
ENGL E110English for Effective Communication I: Listening and
Speaking
5Foundation
ENGL E120English for Effective Communication I: Reading and
Writing
5Foundation
IT E150Information Technology for Learning5Foundation
ENGL A202The Structure of Modern English10Middle
ENGL E200English for Effective Communication II: Reading and
Writing
5Middle
ENGL E205Preparing for IELTS5Middle
ENGL E210English for Effective Communication II: Listening and
Speaking
5Middle
EDU E363Teaching English in Secondary Schools10Higher
ENGL E300The Art of English20Higher
ENGL E320English Grammar in Context10Higher
ENGL E372Worlds of English20Higher
LANG A330Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics10Higher
LANG A331Language and Society in Hong Kong10Higher
LANG A332Stylistics and Discourse Analysis10Higher
EDU E854C學習者、學習與學校課程10Postgraduate
EDU E865^English Language Teaching: Professional Skills10Postgraduate
EDU E872C^ 教學專業課題研究10Postgraduate

^ These courses include teaching practicums as an integral part of the
assessment.

(b)25 additional credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level course
offered by the University, of which no more than 20 credits are at
Foundation level.

Advanced standing/Credit exemption

Students with recognized tertiary qualifications may apply for advanced
standing/credit exemption.

BLSHPGDES2 — Pathway 2 (for holders of an Associate Degree or equivalent
qualification)</strong >

Programme-specific entry requirements:
  1. a recognized Associate Degree, or equivalent, in English studies or
    a related area; and
  2. satisfactory performance in a selection interview.

Students pursuing this programme through Pathway 2 must
successfully complete 125 credits as follows:

(a)90 credits of compulsory courses:
Course code
(Click the course code for details)
Course titleCreditsLevel
EDU E100Learning and Teaching in the Hong Kong School Context5Foundation
ENGL A202The Structure of Modern English10Middle
ENGL E205Preparing for IELTS5Middle
EDU E363Teaching English in Secondary Schools10Higher
ENGL E320English Grammar in Context10Higher
ENGL E372Worlds of English20Higher
EDU E854C學習者、學習與學校課程</span > 10Postgraduate
EDU E865^English Language Teaching: Professional Skills10Postgraduate
EDU E872C^ 教學專業課題研究10Postgraduate

^ These courses include teaching practicums as an integral part of the
assessment.

(b)5 credits from courses:
Course code
(Click the course code for details)
Course titleCreditsLevel
ENGL E200English for Effective Communication II: Reading and
Writing
5Middle
ENGL E210English for Effective Communication II: Listening and
Speaking
5Middle
(c)30 credits from courses:
Course code
(Click the course code for details)
Course titleCreditsLevel
ENGL E300The Art of English20Higher
LANG A330Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics10Higher
LANG A331Language and Society in Hong Kong10Higher
LANG A332Stylistics and Discourse Analysis10Higher

BLSHPGDES3 — Pathway 3 (for holders of an Associate Degree or equivalent
qualification)

Programme-specific entry requirements:
  1. a recognized Associate Degree, or equivalent, in an area not related
    to English studies; and
  2. satisfactory performance in a selection interview.

Students pursuing this programme through Pathway 3 must
successfully complete 155 credits as follows:

(a)140 credits of compulsory courses:
Course code
(Click the course code for details)
Course titleCreditsLevel
EDU E100Learning and Teaching in the Hong Kong School Context5Foundation
ENGL A202The Structure of Modern English10Middle
ENGL E205Preparing for IELTS5Middle
EDU E363Teaching English in Secondary Schools10Higher
ENGL E300The Art of English20Higher
ENGL E320English Grammar in Context10Higher
ENGL E372Worlds of English20Higher
LANG A330Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics10Higher
LANG A331Language and Society in Hong Kong10Higher
LANG A332Stylistics and Discourse Analysis10Higher
EDU E854C學習者、學習與學校課程</span > 10Postgraduate
EDU E865^ English Language Teaching: Professional Skills10Postgraduate
EDU E872C^ 教學專業課題研究10Postgraduate

^ These courses include teaching practicums as an integral part of the
assessment.

(b)5 credits from courses:
 
Course code
(Click the course code for details)
Course titleCreditsLevel
ENGL E200English for Effective Communication II: Reading and
Writing
5Middle
ENGL E210English for Effective Communication II: Listening and
Speaking
5Middle
(c)10 additional credits from any Middle or Higher level courses offered by
the University.
Field experience and teaching practicum

Students aiming to obtain the BLSHPGDES should note that they must:

  • Complete teaching practice in assigned schools for six weeks as
    full-time student-teachers when they pursue each of two courses with
    teaching practicums (i.e. 12 weeks in total).

In addition, they should be able to gain access to at least one school
teacher and a few school students and conduct interviews with them (for
EDU E100).

Recognition

Graduates of this programme will hold an EDB recognized language major
degree and teacher qualification. They will also have met the
requirement for exemption from the Language Proficiency Requirement for
English Language Teachers.


Choosing the first courses to get started

The programme includes courses in education, language teaching, language
proficiency, language studies and in the use of information technology for
learning. If you are new to university study you should start your studies
with foundation courses in English language, information technology for
learning and education as well as taking the middle level language studies
course, ENGL A202:

  • ENGL E110 English for Effective Communication I: Listening and
    Speaking</i >
  • ENGL E120 English for Effective Communication I: Reading and Writing</i >
  • IT E150 Micro computing for Learning
  • IT S123 Introduction to Internet Services and Applications
  • EDU E100 Learning and Teaching in the Hong Kong School Context
  • ENGL A202 The Structure of Modern English

Once you have developed your language and learning foundation, you can move on
to middle level language proficiency and the higher level language studies
courses:

  • ENGL E200 English for Effective Communication II – Reading and
    Writing
  • ENGL E210 English for Effective Communication II – Listening and
    Speaking

Apart from EDU E100, courses in education and teaching methodology are
best left until later in your study schedule so that you can draw on the
strong foundation of language skill and knowledge you will have acquired by
that stage.


Enquiries

For enquiries about the programmes, please contact: