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Faculty of Humanities

Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language) – Primary


  • JS8222/NJ8222S



  • Study Period

  • 5-Year
  • Study Mode

  • Full time





Programme Overview and Aims



This programme aims to equip students with:


  1. In-depth knowledge of the English language;
  2. Abilities to help Hong Kong  primary students to learn English as a second language effectively;
  3. Lifelong learning skills and the ability to appreciate moral, social and cultural values;
  4. The aptitude to work collaboratively with students, parents, colleagues, school administrators and other professionals; 
  5. Understanding of education issues of Hong Kong and the ability to react to educational innovations positively; and
  6. High proficiency in English necessary for fulfilling the language graduation requirement as stipulated by the Programme.


Programme Structure


Total 156 Credit Points (cps)

Discipline Studies - English Major 

  • Major Core
  • Major Electives
  • Major Interdisciplinary Course
  • Cross-faculty Core Course*
Education Studies30cps
General Education22cps
Field Experience20cps
Language Enhancement9cps
Electives (including optional Minor(s)/Second Major)#15cps
Final Year Project6cps

Overseas Immersion Programme


Non-credit- bearing
* Subject to approval
# Students have an option of taking a Minor (15 cps) (or two Minors) or a Second Major (minimum 30 cps) of taught courses in the Electives Domain for graduation with Minor(s) or Second Major, subject to the specific requirements of the Minor(s) or Second Major concerned. Students are required to take extra credits to fulfill the Second Minor/Second Major requirements.


Field Experience


Students will be placed in schools, which are important sites for learning to teach and where they will have the opportunity to practise, interpret, generate, and experiment with theory. Teaching Practice for local students will be conducted in local schools. Non-local students may conduct their Teaching Practice at local schools or schools outside Hong Kong, such as mainland-based schools catering to Hong Kong pupils and offering the Hong Kong curriculum (內地設立港人子弟學校). The medium of instruction for Teaching Practice may vary depending on the policy of the schools.


  • FE Foundation Course
  • FE and Professional Learning Portfolio I
  • FE and Professional Learning Portfolio II
  • Block Practice I
  • FE Semester


Immersion Programme


The Immersion Programme is a compulsory part of the programme and students must participate and meet the requirement of the programme successfully in order to graduate. In the programme, they will:


  • Live in an English-speaking country (e.g. Australia, New Zealand or Canada) and study at a university there;
  • Live with a local family;
  • Enhance their English language proficiency;
  • Learn more about the English language, English-speaking cultures, and other education systems and widen their horizons; and
  • Increase their general confidence and develop a wider worldview.

Other International Experience


Career Prospects


The programme is designed to provide students with the disciplinary and professional competency to teach in local primary schools. Majoring in English with in-depth academic and professional knowledge, graduates of the programme will have excellent career prospects. They will be ready to gain the following skills and qualifications:


  • Be eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers in Hong Kong;
  • Be able to apply for an exemption from the Language Proficiency Assessment (English Language) (LPAE) with high level of English proficiency; and
  • Be able to help students learn English as a second language effectively in Hong Kong primary schools.


  • Programme Admission Video



Employment Highlights (2022)


Employment Status


Employed and Further Studies
Employment Field







For Programme Information
Tel: (852) 2948 7152


For Admission Information
Tel: (852) 2948 6886

Other enquiries



Field Experience, internship, overseas trips and immersion may be affected by the pandemic situation. Appropriate alternative arrangements will be made if outbound activities are suspended. 



  • Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.
  • Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

  • EdUHK is one of the teacher education providers in Hong Kong. Graduates of the University’s teacher education programmes are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers. As regards teacher registration, graduates should approach the Teacher Registration Team of the Education Bureau (EDB) to submit applications directly. All applications will be assessed by the EDB. which will consider, among other things, whether an applicant has been convicted of any criminal offence (including sex-related offences) in Hong Kong or elsewhere, or is involved in any ongoing criminal proceedings or investigations. For details, please browse the EDB's website.

  • Students admitted into this programme are required to visit the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and/or other parts of Mainland China. Programme may also require students to participate in other non-local learning experience for completion of the programme. While the visits are heavily subsidised, students are still required to contribute part of the estimated cost of the visits ("student contribution"), whereas personal entertainment, meals expenses, travel document fee and personal insurance costs will not be supported. The estimated cost of the visits for students admitted to the 2024/25 cohort is not available yet as it is subject to a variety of factors such as changes to the cost of the visits as a result of inflation, trip duration, traveling expenses, the exchange rate, etc. The exact amount of student contribution is thus not available.

  • Students admitted to the Bachelor of Education (English Language) programme are required to attend a compulsory Immersion Programme. While Immersion Programmes are heavily subsidised, students are still required to contribute no less than 18% of the best estimated cost of the Immersion Programmes ("student contribution"). Non-local students have to pay the full cost of the Immersion Programme. The full cost of the Immersion Programmes for students admitted to the 2024/25 cohort is not available yet as it is subject to a variety of factors such as changes to the immersion programme cost as a result of inflation and programme duration, the prevailing airfare, fuel surcharge and taxes, and the exchange rate. For reference purpose, the full cost of the Immersion programme for 2023/24 was around HK$69,000 for the English Language Immersion Programme in this programme. Students are strongly reminded that the full cost for the 2024/25 admission cohort may vary and the aforementioned amounts should be taken as reference only.

  • Starting from the 2024/25 cohort, students admitted to the full-time Bachelor of Education and Double Degree programmes are required to fulfil the “Exit Requirements for Teachers’ Professional Conduct and Ethics”, which consists of three components: 1) Fulfilment of assessment requirements of Field Experience; 2) Satisfactory completion of two required courses related to Teachers’ Professional Conduct and Ethics; 3) Fulfilment of relevant co-curricular requirement.