Who is the programme for?

Are you currently teaching and wish to teach English at tertiary level? Are you interested in issues relating to the teaching, learning and use of English? Would you like to develop your knowledge and skills in the areas of English for Academic/Professional Purposes? If the answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then you will be interested in the M.A. in Applied Linguistics Programme, which has been offered by the Centre for Applied English Studies (formerly named the English Centre) since September 1996.

Upon completion of the programme, participants will have a critical understanding of theory in the field of applied linguistics and be able to conduct research into its practical applications.

Our M.A. in Applied Linguistics Programme has a number of distinctive features:

  • it provides an entry-level qualification for teaching EAP at many tertiary institutions;
  • it adopts a functional approach to the description, analysis and teaching of language;
  • it contains a strong empirical component and provides students with opportunities for data collection, analysis and interpretation;
  • it frames teaching, learning and investigation of language within the Hong Kong, China and global contexts.

December 9, 2013