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    Associate of Language Studies (English)
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    Programme description

    This programme provides an intermediate award for students who are not sure if they are ready for study at the Bachelor's Degree level. All the courses taken in the Associate Degree programme will count towards a Bachelor's Degree if the students decide to further their studies later.

    The programme starts by constructing a foundation of language proficiency and understanding upon which to build more demanding studies of the English language. Through their studies in the programme, they 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; an understanding of language and society and the place of English in the world and communicative skills for work in general and for further study.

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    Programme requirements

    Students pursuing this programme must successfully complete 80 credits, as follows:

    (a) 30 credits from:

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    Course title Credits Level
    ENGL E110 English for Effective Communication I: Listening and Speaking 5 Foundation
    ENGL E120 English for Effective Communication I: Reading and Writing 5 Foundation
    ENGL A202 The Structure of Modern English 10 Middle
    ENGL E200 English for Effective Communication II: Reading and Writing 5 Middle
    ENGL E210 English for Effective Communication II: Listening and Speaking 5 Middle
    (b) 30 credits from courses:

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    Course title Credits Level
    ENGL E300 The Art of English 20 Higher
    ENGL E320 English Grammar in Context 10 Higher
    ENGL E372 Worlds of English 20 Higher
    LANG A330 Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics 10 Higher
    LANG A331 Language and Society in Hong Kong 10 Higher
    LANG A332 Stylistics and Discourse Analysis 10 Higher
    (c) 5 credits from:

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    Course title Credits Level
    IT E150 Information Technology for Learning 5 Foundation
    (d) 15 additional credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University.

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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 level 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

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    Enquiries

    For enquiries about the programmes, please contact:

    Dr Danny Leung 梁頌康博士
    (English Language Studies programmes)
    Tel: 2768 5812
    Email: chleung@ouhk.edu.hk

    School of Education and Languages website

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