Bachelor of Education with Honours in English Language Teaching and Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours

The Bachelor of Education with Honours in English language teaching and Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours is a double-degree programme offered by the School of Education and Languages. By extending study into two summer vacations, students are able to complete five years’ work within four years and obtain two Bachelor with Honours Degree – one in English Studies and another in Education.

Year 1 entry   Programme code: BEDELSEHJ1
Total credits: 200

Students whose mother tongue is not Chinese or whose secondary school education was completed overseas or in International Schools do not need to meet the Chinese language requirement.


The double degree programme aims to develop a good understanding of the structure, use and learning of the English language, and the sound professional knowledge and skills required of an English language teacher. With these two degrees, graduates will be recognized by the Education Bureau as having a language (English) major degree and teacher qualification.

Career prospects

By holding the double degree, graduates will be fully qualified English language teachers in Hong Kong and be exempted from the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers of English.
Graduates will also be eligible to take up general administrative and executive work in the civil service, non-government organizations, business or industry sectors and other positions for university graduates if they do not intend to be teachers.

Local and non-local secondary school graduates who meet the requirements of the Education Bureau (EDB) can apply for the ‘Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers’ set up by the EDB. Please check the following website for details:

Further studies

Graduates will be eligible to go on to further studies on a full-time or part-time basis. They may pursue postgraduate studies in either English Studies or Education, e.g.

Master of Arts in Linguistics, Language Studies or Applied Linguistics
Master of Education
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
After the Master’s degree, students may pursue a PhD or Doctor of Education


Programme structure

Please click here to view the programme structure.

Language of instruction

English (except for the purposely-designed General Education courses which could be in either English or Cantonese)

Duration of programme

4 years (summer terms included)

Contact information
Dr Thomas Tang (Programme Leader)
(852) 2768 5803