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  • 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
    Senior year entry*   Programme code: BEDELSEHJS
    * Students who have not studied developmental psychology at sub-degree level are required to take an additional five-credit psychology course with an additional fee. Only Year 2 entry is available for this programme.

    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: http://www.edb.gov.hk/index.aspx?nodeID=7746&langno=1

    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 the hyperlinks below to view the programme structure:

    Year 1 entry   Programme code: BEDELSEHJ1
    Senior year entry   Programme code: BEDELSEHJS


    Language of instruction

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

    Duration of programme
    Year 1 entry: 4 years (summer terms included)
    Senior year entry: 3 years 


    Contact information
    Prof. Cynthia Lee (Programme Leader)
    (852) 2768 5821





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