Bachelor of Language Studies (English)

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Bachelor of Language Studies (English)
Programme description
Programme requirements
Choosing the first courses to get started
Enquiries

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
Recognised Language Major Degrees. Graduates of this programme will get full
exemption from the Language Proficiency Requirement for English teachers.

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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.

BLSE1 –Pathway 1

Students pursuing BLSE1 through Pathway 1 must successfully
complete 120 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
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
ENGL E372Worlds of English20Higher
(b)20 credits from courses:
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 120 credits but they may opt to graduate with the 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.

BLSE2 — Pathway 2

Programme-specific entry requirement:

A recognized Associate Degree, or equivalent, in English studies or a
related area.

Students pursuing BLSE2 through Pathway 2 must successfully
complete 40 credits as follows:

(a)25 credits from:
Course code
(Click the course code for details)
Course titleCreditsLevel
ENGL E205Preparing for IELTS5Middle
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
Writing
5Middle
ENGL E210English for Effective Communication II: Listening and
Speaking
5Middle
(c)10 credits from courses:
Course code
(Click the course code for details)
Course titleCreditsLevel
ENGL A202The Structure of Modern English10Middle
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

BLSE3 — Pathway 3

Programme-specific entry requirement:

A recognized Associate Degree, or equivalent, in an area not related
to English studies.

Students pursuing BLSE3 through Pathway 3 must successfully
complete 60 credits as follows:

(a)35 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 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
Writing
5Middle
ENGL E210English for Effective Communication II: Listening and
Speaking
5Middle
(c)20 credits from courses:
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

Recognized language major degree programmes

The BLSE 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.

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Choosing the first courses to get started

The programme includes courses in language proficiency, language studies
and in the use of information technology for learning. Students who are
new to university study should start their 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 students have developed their language and learning foundation, they
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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