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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
There are three pathways for students pursuing this programme. Pathways 2 and 3 are specifically designed for Associate Degree holders.
BLSEH1 --Pathway 1Students pursuing BLSEH1 through Pathway 1 must successfully complete 160 credits, as follows:
Advanced standing/Credit exemption
Students with recognized tertiary qualifications may apply for advanced standing/credit exemption.
BLSEH2 -- Pathway 2
Students pursuing BLSEH2 through Pathway 2 must successfully complete 80 credits as follows:
BLSEH3 -- Pathway 3
Students pursuing BLSEH3 through Pathway 3 must successfully complete 100 credits as follows:
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.
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:
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:
For enquiries about the programmes, please contact:
Dr Peter Storey 司徒彼得博士