The English Language and Literature Programme balances the study of the English Language and of Literature written in English. The Programme goes beyond enhancing students' English proficiency and communication skills, and strengthens their bilingual and bicultural competence, allowing them to study language and cultural issues from a global perspective.
Students can use their major elective units to concentrate their study on a focused area within their Major, namely, “Literary and Comparative Studies” or “Language and Communication Studies” in their third and fourth years. Students may also choose a “flexible” concentration within the Major by accumulating sufficient units leading to a “General Studies” concentration.
The English Language and Literature Programme is not a vocational programme. The vigorous training in the Programme allows our graduates
- to cope with changes in a creative, imaginative and critical way
- to communicate effectively in both written and oral English
- to work comfortably as a team-member in inter-cultural and/or inter-national settings
- to apply the knowledge and skills they learned to their work
Some graduates of the English Language and Literature Programme proceed to postgraduate study in Hong Kong or overseas.
Other graduates move into careers such as:
- civil service
- public relations
- marketing or translation
- mass communication