*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

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

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

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of selected English literary works

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • apply relevant business theories and skills to problems solving at business environment
  • apply anlaytical skills and legal knowledge to make business decisions
  • design a business plan for a small start-up company;
  • demonstrate proficiency in oral and written language competence in both English and Chinese for future studies or work; and
  • apply problem-solving, IT and critical thinking skills for handling further studies or career pursuit.


General Education (24 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Academic Communication

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language for Communication I

  • Chinese Language 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

  • Advanced Business Written Communication

  • Advanced English Grammar

  • Advanced Business Oral Communication

  • English for Public Relations

  • Studies in Literature
  • ​Public Speaking in English
  • English for Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Sociloinguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Intership (Language, Media and Communication)

Apart from Chinese 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 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




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

Continued Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course/ The mother course (Title of Qualification) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4]).

For details, please refer to "Continued Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.