Higher-Diploma-in-English-and-Communications

Higher Diploma in English and Communications

Key Features

  • Arousing students’ interest in the linguistic and cultural aspects of English language
  • Dabbling at different genres of English literature
  • Enhancing the students' learning experience through both co- and extra-curricular activities

Programme Objectives

  • Develops students' communicative proficiency in the field of academic and professional usage

  • Enhances students' ability to comprehend word structure, describe how words are formed and produce correct and meaningful English sentences

  • Demonstrates an appreciation of selected English literary works

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • communicate proficiently in the field of academic and professional usage;
  • comprehend word structure, describe how words are formed and produce correct and meaningful English sentences; and
  • ​demonstrate a literary appreciation of selected literary works and the ability to analyze and interpret them.

Curriculum

General Education (24 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)

 

Programme Specific Courses (36 Credits)

  • The Structure of Contemporary English

  • Introduction to English Grammar

  • English-speaking Cultures and Film Studies

  • Discourse Analysis

  • Advanced Business Written Communication

  • Advanced English Grammar

  • Advanced Business Oral Communication

  • English for Public Relations

  • Studies in Literature

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)

Articulation Prospects

The College has established an articulation agreement with the following overseas university for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programme:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Communications (Top-up), London School of Business and Management


The College has established an articulation agreement with Hong Kong Shue Yan University for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English (Year 2)


Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the local or overseas Bachelor’s Degree
programmes in Arts, such as:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Studies, City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts (English Studies), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Contemporary English Studies, Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Language Studies with Honours (English), The Open University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Hong Kong

Career Prospects

  • Editing and Publishing

  • Education

  • Journalism

  • Translation

Teaching and Learning Support

Overseas Immersion Programme


同學善用暑假,參與為期兩週的澳洲遊學團​。

同學在昆士蘭大學上課,認識澳洲的文化、歷史以及當地口語。

Scholarship

The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Graduate Sharing

Woo Lok Sze

Woo Lok Sze

 
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in English and Communications 2015
  • Year 3, Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics), The University of Hong Kong
"What an awfully awesome experience at LIFE!" This undoubtedly sums up my study in these 2 years. When I just started the first day at LIFE, I have never pictured myself going this far. The teachers of LIFE are all indeed outstanding and patient. They are willing to help us when we face different hectic issues. Simultaneously, I did not just enrich my academic knowledge at LIFE, I was also given various opportunities to unleash my potentials through extra-curricular activities. Throughout these two years, I have enriched my sights and became an all-round person and I am ready for future challenges in my study. After all, I am glad to have made such a right decision to study at LIFE.