Abbreviation to be used in the application form Code Number of first-year places
BA&BED(LangEd)-Eng 6066 26
Programme Aims and Features

This double-degree curriculum is jointly offered by the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts. It allows students to obtain two degrees in five years and to meet the language requirements for English Language teachers recommended by the HKSAR Government's Standing Committee on Language Education and Research.

The curriculum integrates academic and professional studies in language education. Students pursue a programme of study in English Language and Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts, along with Education Professional Core courses in the Faculty of Education. Professional aspects of the double degree are phased in gradually over the five years, including pedagogy, psychological and sociological courses, and teaching practice in Hong Kong primary and secondary schools.

Professional Recognition

The programme offers two degrees, a BA in English language and linguistics, and a BEd in English language education. It is equivalent to a BA plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, a professional teaching qualification recognised in Hong Kong schools and internationally. The BA&BEd(LangEd) in English meets government requirements for English teachers:

  • A first degree majoring in English
  • A teacher training qualification in English language teaching
  • A pass in the benchmark English language proficiency test
Career Prospects

Our graduates often join the following professions:

  • Teaching English Language in mainstream Hong Kong schools or English as an Additional Language in international schools
  • Government quality assurance or curriculum development
  • Civil service and administration
  • Publishing and textbook writing
  • Human resource development and communications
  • Media and journalism, arts and culture, law, management,etc.
Contacts for Further Information
Faculty of Education
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education – English Programme
Tel 3917 2280

Faculty of Arts
Tel 3917 8977