In an age like ours when innovations and re-adjusting in any industry or field are the order of the day, being versatile and equipped with a broad base of knowledge, high adaptability, high level of communication and language skills, are indispensable qualities for anyone to succeed in any workplace environment.Through our ever expanding programmes and curricula, the School of Humanities and Languages brings together academic excellence and global awareness, while equipping students with the skills and knowledge that are critical in becoming sophisticated global citizens in today's fast-paced, ever-evolving, complex and globalized society.
Currently, the School offers the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language and Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Translation Technology, Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and the Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Intersecting language, literature and the humanities, the degree offers 3 streams of concentration:
Through subjects such as linguistics, communications and philosophy, students will graduate with a broad knowledge base and understanding of the world. Graduates will possess the ability to process, interpret, synthesize and evaluate information through an analytical lens; skills that are highly sought after, both in the workplace and academic settings. In this world where specialists seems to be the trend, our graduates who are "Generalists" will bring about the balance and make imperative contributions to complement the "Specialists". Graduates can potentially work in these areas.
The 4-year full-time programme is jointly held by the School of Humanities and Languages and the School of Computing and Information Sciences. Through acquiring skills and knowledge in translation technology, practical translation and interpreting, students are able to have professional and diversified training. They are compentent to opt for appropriate professional pathways among all, including but not limited to speech translation, development project of localization, project manager of translation project, etc.
Multiple modes of delivery suits for those who are interested in early childhood education. Apart from the content relating to Child Development and Child Studies, the Programme also offers a wide scope of topics relating to taking care of young children with special or diverse educational needs, parent-school collaboration, etc.
The two-year programme will equip students with an in-depth understanding of the roles and responsibilities of early childhood educators. Throughout the course, students will learn to analyze the current cultural, social, political and economic factors that affects the development of early childhood education in Hong Kong. Coupled with our school's commitment to professionalism and moral ethics, graduates will be able to readily identify children's diverse needs and develop suitable strategies and approaches to their learning process.
Graduates are eligible to register as:
Qualified Kindergarten Teachers (QKT)
Child Care Workers (CCW)
Child Care Supervisors (CCS)
Special Child Care Workers (SCCW)
Graduates from this stream may pursue a vast range of careers in public, private and academic sectors that include but not limited to corporate communications officers, promotions and public relations professionals across all industries, civil servants in various government departments, middle management staff across all industries, media editing and journalistic staff with television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, teaching and research staff with schools and academic institutes, and any other occupations that demand highly proficient English language and communication skills.
The provision of a broadly based liberal arts education with emphasis on Chinese and Philosophy enables graduates from this stream to be well-equipped with transferable skills, such as communication, creative thinking, logical reasoning and sensitivity to cultural diversity, skills which are highly applicable to a wide range of occupations and industries. In fact, graduates from this stream will have a broad selection of jobs in different areas including education, media, civil service, public bodies and China-related business organisations. Alternatively, they may also further their studies in related disciplines and engage in research work upon graduation.
With sound communication skills in both English and Chinese, graduates from this stream may choose to work as public relations and communications officers in their preferred areas, such as the financial and commercial sectors. With proper training in producing bilingual texts, graduates can work as editors, copywriters or translators to provide language services to the media, language service agencies or private companies. They can also work as research assistants in the academic field to help in language-related research. As graduates are able to distinguish the salient differences between English and Chinese, they are capable of working as academics teaching language courses to adults and children, especially to second language learners of either Chinese or English.