Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours

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Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours
Programme description
Programme requirements
Choosing the first courses to get started
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Programme description This 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. The aim of the programme is to develop in all students an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the language. Through their studies in the programme, students will gain communicative skills for work and study; a good understanding of the structure and use of the language; a critical ability to analyse language and literature in context; understanding of language and society and the place of English in the world and a commitment to personal development through lifelong learning. The programme provides a recognised qualification which is highly valued by employers in areas where language proficiency and the ability to analyse language are important. It will open up career pathways in general administrative and executive work, for example, in the civil service, in non-government organizations as well as in commerce and the business sector. The programme also provides an excellent preparation for language teaching and is listed by the Education Bureau as a Recognized Language Major degree. If a graduate of this programme goes on to complete a postgraduate teaching qualification in English, they will get full exemption from the Language Proficiency Requirement for English teachers and become a fully qualified English teacher.
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Programme requirements

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. BLSEH1 –Pathway 1
Students pursuing BLSEH1 through Pathway 1 must successfully complete 160 credits, as follows:
(a)60 credits of compulsory courses:
Course code (Click the course code for details)Course titleCreditsLevel
ENGL E110English for Effective Communication I: Listening and Speaking5Foundation
ENGL E120English for Effective Communication I: Reading and Writing5Foundation
IT E150Information Technology for Learning5Foundation
ENGL A202The Structure of Modern English10Middle
ENGL E200English for Effective Communication II: Reading and Writing5Middle
ENGL E205Preparing for IELTS5Middle
ENGL E210English for Effective Communication II: Listening and Speaking5Middle
ENGL E372Worlds of English20Higher
(b)60 credits from:
Course code (Click the course code for details)Course titleCreditsLevel
ENGL E300The Art of English20Higher
ENGL E320English Grammar in Context10Higher
LANG A330Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics10Higher
LANG A331Language and Society in Hong Kong10Higher
LANG A332Stylistics and Discourse Analysis10Higher
(c)40 additional credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, of which no more than 25 credits are at Foundation level.
Students are required to complete 160 credits but they may opt to graduate with a lower qualification such as Bachelor of Language Studies (English) [BLSE1] (120 credits) or Associate of Language Studies (English) [ALSE] (80 credits) after completing the required number of credits and fulfilling the requirements of the programme regulations.
Advanced standing/Credit exemption Students with recognized tertiary qualifications may apply for advanced standing/credit exemption. BLSEH2 — Pathway 2
Programme-specific entry requirement: A recognized Associate Degree, or equivalent, in English studies or a related area.
Students pursuing BLSEH2 through Pathway 2 must successfully complete 80 credits as follows:
(a)45 credits of compulsory courses:
Course code (Click the course code for details)Course titleCreditsLevel
ENGL A202The Structure of Modern English10Middle
ENGL E205Preparing for IELTS5Middle
ENGL E320English Grammar in Context10Higher
ENGL E372Worlds of English20Higher
(b)5 credits from courses:
Course code (Click the course code for details)Course titleCreditsLevel
ENGL E200English for Effective Communication II: Reading and Writing5Middle
ENGL E210English for Effective Communication II: Listening and Speaking5Middle
(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
Students are required to complete 80 credits but they may opt to graduate with the Bachelor of Language Studies (English) [BLSE2] (40 credits) after completing the required number of credits and fulfilling the requirements of the programme regulations.
BLSEH3 — Pathway 3
Programme-specific entry requirement: A recognized Associate Degree, or equivalent, in an area not related to English studies.
Students pursuing the honours programme BLSEH3 through Pathway 3 , must successfully complete 100 credits as follows:
(a)95 credits of compulsory courses:
Course code (Click the course code for details)Course titleCreditsLevel
ENGL A202The Structure of Modern English10Middle
ENGL E205Preparing for IELTS5Middle
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
(b)5 credits from courses:
Course code (Click the course code for details)Course titleCreditsLevel
ENGL E200English for Effective Communication II: Reading and Writing5Middle
ENGL E210English for Effective Communication II: Listening and Speaking5Middle
Students are required to complete 100 credits but they may opt to graduate with the Bachelor of Language Studies (English) [BLSE3] (60 credits) after completing the required number of credits and fulfilling the requirements of the programme regulations.
Recognized language major degree programmes The BLSEH is included in the Education Bureau’s list of ‘Recognized Language Major Degree Programmes’. In combination with a relevant teacher qualification, graduates are eligible for exemption from the Language Proficiency Requirement for English Language Teachers.

Choosing the first courses to get started

The programmes include courses in 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 and information technology for learning, as well as taking the middle level language studies course ENGL A202:

• ENGL E110 English for Effective Communication I: Listening and Speaking

• ENGL E120 English for Effective Communication I: Reading and Writing

• IT E150 Information Technology for Learning

• IT S123 Introduction to Internet Services and Applications

• 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 as well as tackling 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


Enquiries

For enquiries about the programmes, please contact:

Tel: 2768 5811 Email: el_adm@hkmu.edu.hk

School of Education and Languages website

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