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Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language) - Primary The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Hong Kong

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Course info

Summary

Programme Aims

English is a very important subject in Hong Kong. Students of this programme have the opportunity to develop knowledge of English and different methods of teaching English as a second language. The programme is highly practical, requiring students to use English for a variety of academic and professional purposes throughout their five years of study. This programme aims to prepare students who:

  • have a high level of proficiency in English by fulfilling the language exit requirement as stipulated by the University;
  • have in-depth knowledge of the English language;
  • are able to help students in primary schools in Hong Kong to learn English as a second language effectively;
  • have lifelong learning skills and are able to appreciate moral, social and cultural values;
  • can work collaboratively with students, parents, colleagues, school administrators and other professionals; and
  • understand education issues of Hong Kong and will react to educational innovations positively.

English Major

In this domain, students study the English language system (e.g., the English pronunciation system, formation of words, English grammar, etc.), language use in society, how people learn languages, the English language curriculum in Hong Kong, English language teaching skills, literature and drama, etc. To support the English language development of every student, he or she will:

  • be assigned an academic advisor;
  • undertake two mandatory English language enhancement courses in Year 1;
  • undertake the optional International English Language Testing System (IELTS) preparation courses ;
  • live and study in an English-speaking country (for the compulsory immersion programme);
  • study courses with specific objectives for language improvement; and
  • be referred to specialists for intensive language development if there are identified language needs.

Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications

Majoring in English with in-depth academic and professional knowledge, graduates of the programme will have excellent career prospects. They will become fully qualified teachers of English who can teach in local primary schools with the following skills and qualifications:

  1. Qualified Teacher Status in Hong Kong;
  2. Very high English language proficiency, with eligibility to apply for exemption from the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers – English (LPATE); and
  3. Ability to help students learn English as a second language effectively in Hong Kong primary school.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language) - Primary.

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees

HK$140,000.00 (13,21,320) per year

From

Sep

Venue

Sports Centre

55 Yau King Lane,

Tai Po, Hong Kong, New Territories

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees

HK$140,000.00 (13,21,320) per year

From

Sep

Venue

Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees

HK$140,000.00 (13,21,320) per year

From

Sep

Venue

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Tai Po Campus,

10 Lo Ping Road,

Tai Po, Hong Kong, New Territories

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees

HK$140,000.00 (13,21,320) per year

From

Sep

Venue

Tseung Kwan O Study Centre

No.1, King Yin Lane,

Tseung Kwan O,

Sai Kung, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirement for international students

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level / International Advanced Level
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • SAT Reasoning Test

General English Language Requirements

The following is a list of acceptable tests and the score required:

  • TOEFL - Paper-based: 550; or Internet-based: 80
  • IELTS Academic - Overall Band: 6
  • GCE System: Grade E or above in GCE AS-level or A-level English; or Grade C or above in IGCSE / GCE O-level English; or Grade C or above in GCSE English or English Literature
  • IB - Grade 4 in the Higher Level English Language (B Syllabus); or Grade 5 in the Standard Level English Language (B Syllabus); or Grade 4 in the Higher or Standard Level English Language (A1 or A2 Syllabus); or Grade 4 in the Higher or Standard Level English A: Language and Literature; or Grade 4 in the Higher or Standard Level English A: Literature; or Grade 4 in the Standard Level English-Literature and Performance; or Grade 4 in the Standard Level English-Text and Performance
  • SAT - A sub-score of 8 in Essay Writing in old SAT; or 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
  • Others - Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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