The MEd in English Language Education programme seeks to develop in learners the ability to evaluate advanced literature, identify problems and design research strategies, and reflect on the significance of theory for practice. Upon completing the programme, students should be able to:
critically review and evaluate knowledge and perspectives in the area of study based on relevant theories and research findings in the international literature;
apply new understanding and research findings to reflect on their practice and make suggestions for improvement;
demonstrate leadership in the school context in the area of study;
design, conduct and report on a small-scale research project in the area of study;
use a variety of appropriate methods for collecting, compiling and analysing data; and
apply understanding of English as a linguistic system for planning and organizing effective English language learning.
The Master of Education in English Language Education programme is approved by the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR government:
as a recognized English language major degree programme;
as a qualification meeting the language proficiency requirement for English language teachers; and
for the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers.
Students admitted to the programme are required to have obtained:
recognized Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent); and
normally, a recognized teacher’s qualification and at least two years of teaching or training experience.
Autumn 2023 intake and thereafter
Students admitted to the full programme are required to complete:
27 credit-units of core courses
English studies for language teaching
Investigating English in Context
Interdisciplinary studies for English language learning and teaching
Applied linguistics and English language
Understanding educational practice: Concepts, theories and changing contexts
At least 3 credit units of elective courses ^
Quantitative research methods in educational studies
Qualitative research methods in educational studies
^ Courses that will be offered may vary from year to year.
Teaching and learning
Year of study
1st year of study
English studies for language teaching Autumn 2023−Spring 2024
Investigating English in context Autumn 2023−Spring 2024
Interdisciplinary studies for English language learning and teaching Autumn 2023−Spring 2024
2nd year of study
Applied linguistics and English language Autumn 2024−Spring 2025
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