Associate of Arts (Translation)

Key Features

  • Strengthening students' oral and written skills in both English and Chinese

  • Launching a challenging bilingual education with equal emphasis on linguistics and literature

  • Building a strong foundation to be an effective communicator for further studies and work

Programme Objectives

  • Provides training on written and spoken English and Chinese through practice in general and professional translation as well as basic interpreting, and through linguistic and literary studies

  • Provides training on inter-lingual communication skills and cross-cultural knowledge applicable to a wide variety of jobs

  • Nurtures and trains a professional with bilingual competence, cultural sensitivity and critical thinking skills

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • communicate convincingly in speech, writing and presentation in both English and Chinese languages for further studies and work;
  • apply a range of IT applications and quantitative skills to support and enhance work;
  • ​apply critical thinking and reasoning skills, thus enhancing problem solving;
  • demonstrate knowledge in linguistic and cultural competence in Chinese and English;
  • well understand the similarities and differences of Eastern and Western cultures through linguistic and literary studies; and
  • apply inter-lingual communication skills and cross-cultural knowledge applicable to a wide variety of jobs and further studies.


General Education (36 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • English for Academic Writing

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Evolution of Chinese Language

  • Logic and Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Morality

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)


Programme Specific Courses (24 Credits)

  • Fundamentals of Translation and Interpreting

  • Interpreting for Beginners

  • Media Translation

  • Oral Workshop

  • Culture & Translation

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)


Life Enrichment and Appreciation Programme (Details)


Apart from Chinese/Translation courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.

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

Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the local or overseas Bachelor’s Degree programmes in Arts, such as:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Translation, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Translation, Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Education (Hons) in English Language, The Education University of Hong Kong

Career Prospects

  • Public Relations, Advertising and Communications

  • Editing and Publishing

  • Journalism

  • Translation


  • Students have an opportunity of studying for one term in Mainland China or Taiwan.

Teaching and Learning Support

Field Trip: Practising Learning





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

Graduate Sharing



  • 2016年人文學科(翻譯)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港浸會大學翻譯學文學士(榮譽)課程三年級


  • 2016年人文學科(翻譯)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀嶺南大學翻譯(榮譽)文學士課程三年級


  • 2016年人文學科(翻譯)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港公開大學語言研究與翻譯榮譽文學士課程二年級


  • 2015年人文學科(翻譯)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港大學文學士課程一年級