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Aims & OutcomesThe Minor of English Language gives students opportunities to explore the English language and also to acquaint themselves with some of its associated cultures through the various linguistics and literature courses offered. Those who graduate with English Language as a Minor will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge about how the English language can be analysed and about how it is used to communicate in social, cultural and/or professional contexts.
Offering ProgrammeBEd(EL)
Pre-requisite Requirements and Other Conditions for Claiming a MinorAlthough no pre-requisite requirements are imposed, students should be aware that a threshold level of English language proficiency (e.g., IELTS 6.0 or above, or HKDSE English Language Level 3 or above) is expected for successful completion of the courses offered in this Minor.
No. of cps Required
  • 15 cps (3 cps/course)
Remarks
  • All Minors will not lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Neither teaching practice nor immersion will be arranged.
Important Notes
  • The Minor is housed within and managed by BEd(EL) under the current management structure.
  • 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 and curriculum changes.

 

List of Courses taken as Minor

 

Students who wish to obtain a Minor in English Language have to complete 15 cps (5 courses) offered from the following list.

 

DomainCourse CodeCourse TitleDept

Electives

(choose any 5 courses)

CUS3014

Introduction to Film Studies

LCS

CUS3015

Approaching Popular Media

LCS

ENG1249

English Grammar for Teachers I

[The title of this course is very similar to another course, ENG2325 English Grammar I, which cannot be used to form Second Major/Minor in English Language. Please check the course code carefully during course registration]

LML

ENG1324

Introduction to Linguistics

LML

ENG1326

Introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology

LML

ENG2246

Introduction to Sociolinguistics

LML

ENG2250

English Grammar for Teachers II

​[The title of this course is very similar to another course, ENG3329 English Grammar II, which cannot be used to form Second Major/Minor in English Language. Please check the course code carefully during course registration]

LML

ENG2293

Literature in Context 

(Pre-requisite ENG1327)

[This course will not be offered from 2017/18 and it is replaced by LIT2048 Literature in Context I: 1789-1914]

LCS

ENG2336

Intercultural Communication

LML

ENG2347/ ENG1347

Words and Their Meanings

LML

ENG3251

Psycholinguistics and Second Language Acquisition

[This course will not be offered from 2018/19 and it is replaced by ENG3406 Second Language Acquisition and Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice]

LML
ENG3265

Exploring Written Genres 

[This course will not be offered from 2019/20]

ELE

ENG3266

Classroom Discourse Analysis

ELE

ENG3267

Language and Gender

LML

ENG3281

Integrating Information Technology in the ESL Classroom

[This course will not be offered from 2021/22 onwards and it is replaced by ENG3435 Integrating Information Technology in the ESL/EFL Classroom]

ELE

ENG3323

Teaching Grammar & Vocabulary

ELE

ENG3340

Spoken and Written Discourse

LML

ENG3346

English as a Global Language

LML

ENG3399

Teaching Pronunciation

(pre-requisite: ENG1326)

ELE

ENG3400

Advanced Phonology

(pre-requisite: ENG1326)

LML

ENG3416Written Genres and The Genre Approach to ELTELE
ENG3435Integrating Information Technology in the ESL/EFL Classroom
[Students who completed ENG3281 Integrating Information Technology in the ESL Classroom should not take this course again]
ELE

ENG4269

Comparative Language Studies

LML

ENG4280

Language Assessment

ELE

ENG4283

Drama in the ESL Classroom

(pre-requisite: LIT3049)
[This course will not be offered from 2021/22 onwards and it is replaced by ENG4436 Drama in the ESL/EFL Classroom]

ELE

ENG4292

Pragmatics

LML

ENG4413

Teaching English Literature

ELE

ENG4417Motiviation to Learn English: Theories and PracticeELE

ENG4419/  ENG3406

Second Language Acquisition and Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice

[Students who completed ENG3406 and ENG3251 Psycholinguistics and Second Language Acquisition should not take this course again]

ELE

ENG4436Drama in the ESL/EFL Classroom 
(pre-requisite: LIT3049) 
[Students who completed ENG4283 Drama in the ESL Classroom should not take this course again] 
ELE

ENG5236

ELT Methodology: Innovation and Change

ELE

LIN3021

Language, Brain and the Mind

LML

LIT1040

Approaching English Literature

LCS

LIT2048

Literature in Context I: 1789 -1914

[Students who completed ENG2293 Literature in Context should not take this course again]

LCS

LIT3046

Creative Writing

LCS

LIT3047

Literatures in English: Poetry

LCS

LIT3049

Drama Performance and Playwriting

LCS

LIT3050

Readings in New Literatures in English

LCS

LIT3051

Children’s and Adolescent Literature

LCS

LIT3052

Literature in Context II: 1914 – 2000

LCS

LIT4053

Traditions of English Literature: Britain & Ireland

​​​​​​(pre-requisite: LIT1040 or LIT2048)

[This course will not be offered from 2021/22 onwards.]

LCS

LIT4054

Shakespeare

LCS

LIT4055

Postcolonial Literatures in English

LCS

LIT4060Literature and the EnvironmentLCS

 

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