Message from Head
Welcome to the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies (LML). We are committed to nurturing graduates who will become competent professionals in a wide range of careers in language-related employment and other areas. We aim to promote academic and professional knowledge and apply it to real life situations through community-engaged learning and research.
The Department was established in 2012 and is one of the four departments of the Faculty of Humanities. Over the years, we have been developing in response to the changing needs of our society. Apart from offering students access to a wide range of linguistic studies, we also offer translation courses and a spectrum of modern language courses to enhance students’ intercultural competence in times of globalization.
- To offer high quality courses/programmes in linguistics and modern languages for developing advanced communication skills in our students;
- To foster and to equip our students with an in-depth knowledge of human language system and its interdependency between thought and culture;
- To promote scientific inquiry of human languages, their learning and their use, via the publication and presentation of linguistic scholarship;
- To educate and inform the public about the scientific study of language, language learning and language use.