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    1. General
    1.1 These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for Dual Awards.
    1.2 In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for Dual Awards and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.
    2. Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) (BLSHPGDEP)
    Pathway 1
    2.1 To enter the Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) programme -- Pathway 1, a student shall normally have:
      2.1.1 a Grade E/Level 2 or above in English Language [or Grade C or above in English Language Syllabus A] and Chinese Language in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination/the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, or equivalent; and
      2.1.2 satisfactory performance in School selection interviews.
    2.2 To be eligible for the awards of the degree of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) -- Pathway 1, a student shall:
      2.2.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      2.2.2 comply with the Regulations for Dual Awards; and
      2.2.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      2.2.4 obtain at least 190 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and of which 30 credits are at Postgraduate level, as prescribed by the regulations.
    2.3 For the awards of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) -- Pathway 1, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      2.3.1 successfully complete 160 credits from the compulsory courses labelled C1 in Table 1; and
      2.3.2 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled E1 in Table 1; and
      2.3.3 successfully complete 10 credits from an elective course in professional studies labelled E in Table 1; and
      2.3.4 successfully complete 10 additional credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University.
     
    Pathway 2
    2.4 To enter the Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) programme -- Pathway 2, a student shall normally have:
      2.4.1 a recognized associate degree, or equivalent in English studies or a related area; and
      2.4.2 satisfactory performance in School selection interviews.
    2.5 To be eligible for the awards of the degree of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) -- Pathway 2, a student shall:
      2.5.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      2.5.2 comply with the Regulations for Dual Awards; and
      2.5.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      2.5.4 obtain at least 125 credits of courses as prescribed by the regulations.
    2.6 For the awards of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) -- Pathway 2, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      2.6.1 successfully complete 85 credits from the compulsory courses labelled C2 in Table 1; and
      2.6.2 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled E2a in Table 1; and
      2.6.3 successfully complete 20 credits from the English language studies elective courses labelled E2b in Table 1; and
      2.6.4 successfully complete 10 credits from an elective course in professional studies labelled E in Table 1.
    Pathway 3
    2.7 To enter the Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) programme -- Pathway 3, a student shall normally have:
      2.7.1 a recognized associate degree, or equivalent in an area not related to English studies; and
      2.7.2 satisfactory performance in School selection interviews.
    2.8 To be eligible for the awards of the degree of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) -- Pathway 3, a student shall:
      2.8.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      2.8.2 comply with the Regulations for Dual Awards; and
      2.8.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      2.8.4 obtain at least 155 credits of courses as prescribed by the regulations.
    2.9 For the awards of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) -- Pathway 3, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      2.9.1 successfully complete 135 credits from the compulsory courses labelled C3 in Table 1; and
      2.9.2 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled E3 in Table 1; and
      2.9.3 successfully complete 10 credits from an elective course of professional studies labelled E in Table 1.
    3. Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) (BLSHPGDES)
    Pathway 1
    3.1 To enter the Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) programme -- Pathway 1, a student shall normally have:
      3.1.1 a Grade E/Level 2 or above in English Language [or Grade C or above in English Language Syllabus A] and Chinese Language in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination//the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, or equivalent; and
      3.1.2 satisfactory performance in School selection interviews.
    3.2 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) -- Pathway 1, a student shall:
      3.2.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      3.2.2 comply with the Regulations for Dual Awards; and
      3.2.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      3.2.4 obtain at least 190 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and of which 30 credits are at Postgraduate level, as prescribed by the regulations.
    3.3 For the awards of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) -- Pathway 1, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      3.3.1 successfully complete 160 credits from the compulsory courses labelled C4 listed in Table 1; and
      3.3.2 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled E4 listed in Table 1; and
      3.3.3 successfully complete 20 additional credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, of which no more than 10 credits are at Foundation level.
    Pathway 2
    3.4 To enter the Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) programme -- Pathway 2, a student shall normally have:
      3.4.1 a recognized associate degree, or equivalent in English studies or a related area; and
      3.4.2 satisfactory performance in School selection interviews.
    3.5 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) -- Pathway 2, a student shall:
      3.5.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      3.5.2 comply with the Regulations for Dual Awards; and
      3.5.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      3.5.4 obtain at least 125 credits of courses as prescribed by the regulations.
    3.6 For the awards of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) -- Pathway 2, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      3.6.1 successfully complete 85 credits from the compulsory courses labelled C5 in Table 1; and
      3.6.2 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled E5a in Table 1; and
      3.6.3 successfully complete 30 credits from the English language studies elective courses labelled E5b in Table 1.
    Pathway 3
    3.7 To enter the Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) programme -- Pathway 3, a student shall normally have:
      3.7.1 a recognized associate degree, or equivalent in an area not related to English studies; and
      3.7.2 satisfactory performance in School selection interviews.
    3.8 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) -- Pathway 3, a student shall:
      3.8.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      3.8.2 comply with the Regulations for Dual Awards; and
      3.8.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      3.8.4 obtain at least 155 credits of courses as prescribed by the regulations.
    3.9 For the awards of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) -- Pathway 3, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      3.9.1 successfully complete 135 credits from the compulsory courses labelled C6 in Table 1; and
      3.9.2 successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled E6 in Table 1; and
      3.9.3 successfully complete 10 additional credits from any Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University.
    4. Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.
    5. Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.
    6. For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in English language studies courses at Higher level listed in Table 1, and that "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle level listed in Table 1, where such credits are not taken into account in "Group (a)". Further, that "X" shall equal two, that is "Group (a)" shall be weighted at twice the value of "Group (b)". (Refer to the paragraphs on Classification of the Dual Award of the Regulations for Dual Awards.)
    7. Students of the programme must be conferred with both the degree of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary), or both the degree of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) at the same time. Any students who have successfully applied to be conferred with only the degree of Bachelor of Language Studies (English) with Honours shall not be allowed to continue with the programme or to enter (or re-enter) the programme. No students of the programme may apply to be conferred with the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) or Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) only.

    Table 1

    Course code
    Course title
    Credits
    BLSHPGDEP
    Pathway 1
    BLSHPGDEP
    Pathway 2
    BLSHPGDEP
    Pathway 3
    BLSHPGDES
    Pathway 1
    BLSHPGDES
    Pathway 2
    BLSHPGDES
    Pathway 3
    Honours
    Classification
    Group
    English language studies
    ENGL E100 1,8 English for Effective Communication I
    10
    C1
    -
    -
    C4
    -
    -

    -

    ENGL E110 1 English for Effective Communication I: Listening and Speaking
    5
    C1
    -
    -
    C4
    -
    -

    -

    ENGL E120 1 English for Effective Communication I: Reading and Writing
    5
    C1
    -
    -
    C4
    -
    -

    -

    ENGL E200

    English for Effective Communication II: Reading and Writing

    5
    E1
    E2a
    E3
    E4
    E5a
    E6

    b

    ENGL E205 Preparing for IELTS
    5
    E1
    E2a
    E3
    E4
    E5a
    E6

    b

    ENGL E210 English for Effective Communication II: Listening and Speaking
    5
    E1
    E2a
    E3
    E4
    E5a
    E6
    b
    ENGL A202 The Structure of Modern English
    10
    C1
    C2
    C3
    C4
    C5
    C6
    b

    LANG A330

    Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics
    10
    C1
    E2b
    C3
    C4
    E5b
    C6
    a or b
    LANG A331 Language and Society in Hong Kong
    10
    C1
    E2b
    C3
    C4
    E5b
    C6
    a or b

    LANG A332

    Stylistics and Discourse Analysis
    10
    C1
    E2b
    C3
    C4
    E5b
    C6
    a or b

    ENGL E300

    The Art of English
    20
    C1
    E2b
    C3
    C4
    E5b
    C6
    a or b
    ENGL E320 English Grammar in Context
    10
    C1
    C2
    C3
    C4
    C5
    C6
    a or b
    ENGL E371 2,7,8 The English Language: Past, Present and Future
    20
    C1
    C2
    C3
    C4
    C5
    C6

    a or b

    ENGL E372 2,7 Worlds of English
    20
    C1
    C2
    C3
    C4
    C5
    C6

    a or b

    Professional studies for teachers Core courses

    EDU E100 Learning and Teaching in the Hong Kong School Context
    5
    C1
    C2
    C3
    C4
    C5
    C6
    -
    EDU E332 Primary School Teaching: English
    10
    C1
    C2
    C3
    -
    -
    -
    a or b
    EDU E363 Teaching English in Secondary Schools
    10
    -
    -
    -
    C4
    C5
    C6
    a or b
    EDU E854C 2,4 The Learner, Learning and the School Curriculum
    10
    C1
    C2
    C3
    C4
    C5
    C6
    -
    EDU E865 3,6 English Language Teaching: Professional Skills
    10
    C1
    C2
    C3
    C4
    C5
    C6
    -
    EDU E872C 2,3 Professional Issues in School Teaching
    10
    C1
    C2
    C3
    C4
    C5
    C6
    -
    Elective courses for PGDEP
    EDU E333C Primary School Teaching: Mathematics
    10
    E
    E
    E
    -
    -
    -
    a or b
    EDU E334C Primary School Teaching: General Studies
    10
    E
    E
    E
    -
    -
    -
    a or b
    EDU E335C Primary School Teaching: Music
    10
    E
    E
    E
    -
    -
    -
    a or b
    EDU E336C Primary School Teaching: Visual Arts
    10
    E
    E
    E
    -
    -
    -
    a or b
    EDU E339C Primary School Teaching: Putonghua
    10
    E
    E
    E
    -
    -
    -
    a or b
    Skills in information technology
    IT E150 2,5 Information Technology for Learning
    5
    C1
    -
    -
    C4
    -
    -
    -
    IT S123 Introduction to Internet Services and Applications
    10
    C1
    -
    -
    C4
    -
    -
    -

    Notes:

    1. ENGL E100 has been replaced by ENGL E110 and ENGL E120. If students have successfully completed ENGL E100, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ENGL E110 and ENGL E120.
       
    2. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    3. These courses include teaching practicums as an integral part of the assessment. Students will be required to undertake their teaching practice in secondary or primary schools for six weeks as full-time student-teachers on each course (i.e. a total of 12 weeks for the programme).
       
    4. EDU E840C and EDU E850C have been replaced by EDU E854C.  If students have successfully completed EDU E840C or EDU E850C, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of EDU E854C.
       
    5. If students have successful completed IT L150, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of IT E150.
       
    6. EDU E841 and EDU E863 have been replaced by EDU E865. If students have successfully completed EDU E841 or EDU E863, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of EDU E865.
       
    7. ENGL E371 has been replaced by ENGL E372. If students have successfully completed ENGL E371, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ENGL E372.
       
    8. Courses no longer available.

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