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BA (English Studies) and BEd (English Language Education)

Programme Code
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Open for
Programme Code
Study Period
5 Years
Open for
JUPAS / Non-JUPAS Year 1 / Mainland (Gaokao) / International
Programme Introduction

Explore Your Teaching Journey with Our English Studies and English Language Education Programme

The five-year B.A. (English Studies) and B.Ed. (English Language Education) Co-terminal Double Degree Programme (ELED Programme) is offered by the Faculty of Education, in collaboration with the Department of English and the English Language Teaching Unit of the Faculty of Arts. We aspire to nurture professional English teachers with conceptual and theoretical knowledge in subject matter, curricula and pedagogy; to develop reflective English teachers with a comprehensive view and insights into educational issues in the local and global contexts; and to produce effective English teachers with solid application skills for communication, teaching and research.

The ELED programme offers inbound and outbound experiential learning and community-engagement opportunities to promote an enriched student experience, to develop students’ potential and widen their horizons, and to foster their leadership and whole-personal development. The compulsory 8- to 10-week overseas immersion programme further enhances students’ English language proficiency, enriches their understanding of the cultures of English-speaking communities, and expands their exposure to overseas educational practices.


The CUHK Faculty of Education is ranked 17th in the world and 3rd in Asia in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (Education) 2023.

Craft Your Path

Start a rewarding and impactful future career in English language education in a supportive environment that fosters intellectual growth and provides diverse academic pathways.

  • Explore and Engage – Embark on a transformative journey, going beyond the traditional boundaries of education to explore inspiring and innovative pedagogical practices.
  • Unleash Your Potential – Harness the power of experiential learning, using theoretical knowledge to enhance practical skills.
  • Connect and Contribute – Build connections with local educational practitioners in Hong Kong through the teaching practicum and contribute to engaging classroom practices.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be awarded two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education, including recognition as equivalent to a Postgraduate Diploma in Education qualification. Graduates are also considered to have met the HKSAR Government’s Language Proficiency Requirement, are exempted from the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers of English at Level 3, and are recognized as subject trained teachers of English in local primary and secondary schools by the Education Bureau.

The majority of our graduates teach English in local primary or secondary schools. They have a significant impact on the education field, and some of them have taken up senior management, leadership or principal roles in the local school sector or government departments. Some graduates have even pursued research degrees in the prestigious universities around the world and become academic staff in local or overseas universities.


The English Studies and English Language Education Programme is an exceptional course of study for individuals passionate about launching a career in English or English Language education. We strive to create a stimulating yet nurturing academic environment that shapes students into accomplished, confident professionals. Our programme is designed to equip graduates with a comprehensive skill set, in-depth knowledge, and a forward-thinking attitude necessary to excel as English-language educators, educational leaders, postgraduate scholars, or emerging academics in Hong Kong and globally.

If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.


More Information:

ELED Programme:

Faculty of Education, Room G1, G/F, Ho Tim Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

(852) 3943 1459