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Associate of Arts in Languages and Humanities

Bilingual Communication

Programme Code: AD 105 3416 6338 2305 5315
QF Level: 4
QR Registration No.: 14/002817/L4
Registration Validity Period:  01/07/2014 to ongoing

• BA in Language and Communication  Application Code 報名編號 : AD105

Programme Aims & Features

The programme features 6 themes. Upon completion of the first year curriculum, students will specialize in one of the four themes in the second year of their study*, and, at the same time, select a combination of courses offered by the other themes.

Bilingual Communication

The programme aims to give a solid foundation in bilingual studies by raising the Chinese and English standards of students. Through the specialized courses, you will not only improve your English and Chinese language skills but will also learn about the interaction of the two languages through linguistics and translation.

Chinese Language, Literature & Culture

The programme aims to lay a solid foundation of language competency and cultural understanding through specialized courses. 
This programme will not only enhance your Chinese language proficiency and interpersonal skills but will also sharpen your analytical mind, which is essential for success in both work and study.

English Studies

This programme provides students with an opportunity to strengthen their English language skills and develop their lifelong learning capabilities through a combination of theoretical and practical studies. Students will also further develop their proficiency in both spoken and written English.


The programme takes full advantage of the diversified expertise and abundant resources and facilities from various disciplines, aiming to nurture a whole person who is able to think and act critically, creatively and most of all, independently. The programme provides ample opportunities for individuals to develop their own strength, through specializing in a certain area or moving across boundaries for a broader experience.

*Except Japanese Studies Theme and Korean Studies Theme.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2023 Overall Progression Rate: 91%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 82%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of recent years have articulated to*:
The University of Hong Kong
BA Chinese 
BA Chinese History
BA Chinese Language and Literature 
BA English Literature
BA Japanese Studies
BA Korea Studies
BA Philosophy
BA & BEd Language Education - Chinese (Double Degree) 
BA & BEd Language Education - English (Double Degree) 
BA Conservation
BA Education and Chinese
BA Global Creative Indutries
BA Linguistics
BA & BSc (Double Degree)
BA & BSc Social Data Science (Double Degree)
BSc Information Management

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BA Anthropology
BA Bimodal Bilingual Studies
BA Chinese Language and Literature
BA Chinese Language Studies & BEd Chinese Language Education (Double Degree)
BA Conservation
BA Cultural Management
BA Cultural Studies
BA English
BA English Studies
BA History
BA Japanese Studies
BA Linguistics
BA Philosophy
BA Religious Studies
BA Translation
BSc Community Health Practice 
BSocSc Gender Studies
BSocSc Global Studies

City University of Hong Kong
BA Chinese
BA Chinese Language
BA Chinese & History
BA Creative Media
BA Digital Television & Broadcasting
BA English
BA English Studies
BA Linguistics & Language Applications
BA Linguistics & Language Technology
BA Media & Communication
BA Translation & Interpretation
BAS New Media
BBA Business Analysis
BBA Finance
BBA Global Business Systems Management
BEng Electrical Engineering
BSc Creative Media
BSocSc Public Policy & Politics 
BSocSc Asian & International Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies
BA (Hons) Chinese & Bilingual Studies
BA (Hons) English Studies for the Professions
BA (Hons) English & Applied Linguistics
BA (Hons) Language & Speech Sciences
BA (Hons) Linguistics & Translation
BBA (Hons) International Shipping & Transport Logistics
BSc (Hons) Nursing
BSc (Hons) Property Management
Broad Discipline of Hotel & Tourism Management
Broad Discipline of Language, Culture & Communication

Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) Humanities
BA (Hons) Chinese Language & Literature
BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing
BA (Hons) Cultural Studies and Creative Industries
BA (Hons) English
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature and BEd (Hons) English Language Teaching (Double Degree)
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) History and BEd (Hons) Personal, Social & Humanities Education Teaching (Double Degree)
BA (Hons) Religion, Philosophy & Ethics
BA (Hons) Religious Studies
BA (Hons) Translation
BA (Hons) Music
BA (Hons) Visual Arts
BBA (Hons) Accounting
BBA (Hons) Applied Economics
BComm (Hons)
BSocSc (Hons)
BSocSc (Hons) European Studies - French Stream
BSocSc (Hons) European Studies - German Stream
BSocSc (Hons) Geography

The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Creative Arts &  Culture &  BEd (Hons) Music (co-terminal double degree)
BA (Hons) Creative Arts &  Culture &  BEd (Hons) Visual Arts (co-terminal double degree)
BA (Hons) Language Studies - Chinese Major
BA (Hons) Language Studies - English Major
BA (Hons) Language Studies & BEd (Hons) English Language (co-terminal double degree)
BA (Hons) Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
BEd (Hons) Chinese History
BEd (Hons) Chinese Language
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
BEd (Hons) (Primary) - General Studies / Mathematics Major
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) - English Language
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) - History Major
BSocSc (Hons) Global & Environmental Studies
Lingnan University
BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) Chinese
BA (Hons) Cultural Studies
BA (Hons) Global Liberal Arts
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Translation
BA (Hons) Philosophy
BA (Hons) Visual Studies
BSocSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling Psychology Concentration
BSocSc (Hons) Social Sciences

HKU SPACE International College

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programmes offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following universities:

University of the Arts London

Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland

University of the West of England, Bristol

Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in the civil service and other public institutions and services, and the private sector. You can seek employment in fields such as journalism, translation, media, education, public relations and copywriting.


*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.  Excluding Japanese Studies and Korean Studies themes.



Generic Skills
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • English for Arts and Humanities

Experiential Learning

  • The Journey of Self-Discovery


Year 2

Bilingual Communication

  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Professional Communication Strategies
  • Introduction to Translation
  • Practical Writing for Marketing and Public Relations
  • Reading and Writing in Chinese


Chinese Language, Literature and Culture

  • Classical Chinese Language
  • Introduction to Chinese Literary Criticism
  • Studies of Classical Texts and Culture
  • Studies of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
  • Reading and Writing in Chinese


English Studies

  • Introduction to Literature in English
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Literary Linguistics
  • Professional Communication Strategies



  • Aesthetics: Art, Beauty, and Contemporary Life
  • Introduction to Comparative Literature
  • From A Barren Rock to Asia’s World City: A history of Modern Hong Kong
  • Civilisations, Ideologies and Politics: The Making of Modern Europe since 1850s
  • Selected Topics in Philosophy


Japanese Studies

  • Japanese I
  • Japanese II
  • Contemporary Japanese Society
  • Introduction to Japanese Studies (Year 1 course)
  • Understanding Popular Culture in Japan (Year 1 course)


Korean Studies

  • Korean I
  • Korean II
  • Contemporary Korean Society
  • Introduction to Korean (Year 1 course)
  • Understanding Korean Culture (Year 1 course)


Specialism Electives


Year 1

Choose TWO from the following


  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Chinese Literature
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Modern Chinese Language


Year 2

Students of a particular theme (except Japanese Studies Theme and Korean Studies Theme) can choose ONE out of three options listed below.


Bilingual Communication

  • Language, Society and Culture
  • Studies of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
  • Introduction to Literature in English

Chinese Language, Literature and Culture

  • Language, Society and Culture
  • Media Publishing Industry and Production
  • Advanced Chinese for Business and Commerce

English Studies

  • Creativity and Creative Industries
  • Aesthetics: Art, Beauty, and Contemporary Life
  • Questioning Cultural Identity


  • Questioning Cultural Identity
  • Gender and Society
  • Introduction to Literature in English

Core Curriculum Courses

  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
  • Choose THREE courses from the Core Curriculum
The Specialism Electives courses do not apply to Japanese Studies Theme and Korean Studies Theme.
Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.
  • 2020-2021文學副學士(語言及人文學科)
  • 2021 香港大學文學士一年級


  • 2020-2021文學副學士(語言及人文學科)
  • 2021 香港大學文學士一年級


Yiu Lai Yam
Yiu Lai Yam
  • 2019-2020 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)
  • 2020 香港中文大學 (翻譯學)
  • 其他取錄︰香港城市大學 (翻譯及語言學)

光陰似箭,昔日徬徨迷惘的心情與現在興奮雀 躍的心情形成強烈的對比。這一年,歷經波 折,但亦能遇到一群志同道合的朋友以及循循 善誘的老師,大家互相勉勵,共同渡過短暫而 忙碌的副學士生活。有時候,繞一條較長的路 未必是壞事,只因它可能會為你帶來意外的收 穫。

Leung Kin Shing Ken
Leung Kin Shing Ken
  • 2019-2020 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)
  • 2020 香港大學(文學學士)

The road to happiness is paved with adversity.

  • 2018-2020 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)- 雙語研究
  • 2020 BA Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong (Year3)
  • 其他取錄︰香港城市大學(中文及歷史,三年級)
  • 其他取錄︰BA Contemporary Media, Westminster University
  • 其他取錄︰BA Journalism Studies, Sheffield University
  • 其他取錄︰ BA Culture Media & Creative Industries, Kings College of London

所謂光輝歲月,並不是以後發光發熱的的日子,而是處於低谷時對夢想 的堅持。感謝自己過去的努力和選擇,才能成就如今的我。

Bi Jiaxi
Bi Jiaxi (Jessie)
  • 2017-19 Associate of Arts in Languages and Humanities (Bilingual Studies)
  • 2019 City University of Hong Kong – Bachelor of Arts (Translation)
  • Other offer received: Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Bilingual studies
  • Other offer received: Hong Kong Education University – English

時光荏苒,轉眼間,在HKU SPACE的讀書生涯已完結。這兩年間,有開心,有滿足,也有對未來的茫然與不知所措。幸好日子過得很充實,我從中收獲了珍貴的友誼;從陌生到熟悉,收獲了難忘的經歷;從青澀到成熟,這都少不了老師和好友的幫助與鼓勵,這些歲月都會成為我人生中精彩的回憶!

Wu Hoi Yan
Wu Hoi Yan
  • 2018-19 Associate of Arts (Languages and Humanities)
  • 2019 Hong Kong Baptist University Bachelor of Social Science

During my past semesters' study in HKU SPACE, I have built up a solid foundation of knowledge, especially a sense of humanities and well logical training, that makes me have better preparation for entering the university.

Consummate facilities are provided to students. After changing to a new learning environment, I found the pleasure of learning, which allow me to understand the meaning of studying and a set of learning methods that most suit me.

Ebisutani Eri
Ebisutani Eri
  • 2014-16 Graduate of Associate of Arts (Languages and Humanities) (Bilingual Studies)
  • 2016 Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (Year 3), The University of Hong Kong

I studied General English III, English for Academic and Professional Purposes I & II and English for Arts and Humanities. These are core English courses in studying the associate degree programme. I found these courses really helpful to my further studies in the Arts field. These courses have allowed me to establish a solid foundation in English, and gradually guided me to write academically. Apart from English proficiency, I gained the skill of critical thinking and data analysis, which has equipped me with the key to open the world of academic studies, so that I could understand the theories proposed by other scholars in their paper and then come up with my own ideas. I had many opportunities to execute what I learnt in class through presentations and projects. The class activities were something I enjoyed too, as I could exchange opinions with classmates. Moreover, the teachers encouraged my learning. They provided valuable advice when I came across any problem. All in all, these English courses boosted my academic writing skills in many aspects. Throughout the learning process, I gained much enjoyment and satisfaction.

  • 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)﹣雙語研究
  • 香港中文大學歷史系三年級

由一個「失敗」的理科人轉化成一個「成功」的文科人,過程絕不容易;由不獲任何大學取錄到取得多間大學取錄,苦盡甘來的感覺很奇妙。現在我就讀香港中文大學歷史系三年級,有機會感受大學的文化,「上莊」、「DEM BEAT」、玩「院慶」等,這些改變都是有賴港大附屬學院 (CC) 對我的幫助。 當時文憑試慘遭滑鐵盧,我十分迷惘,之後毅然報讀CC的文學副學士課程。除文科的課程外,我還有機會學習其他範疇的知識,例如社會學、心理學、語言學等。此外,過程中身邊有着一班「戰友」,大家緊密合作解決難題,這些磨練、經驗,都十分難能可貴,在大學甚至將來投身社會亦能運用。 很肯定的說,在CC,付出和收穫是成正比的,非常感謝講師對我的栽培,同學對我的幫助,使我更珍惜身邊的一切,助我全面地成長。 最後想向各位分享我的座右銘:「忘記背後,努力面前,向着標竿直跑」,希望大家一起努力向着目標邁進!

  • 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)﹣雙語研究
  • 香港中文大學翻譯系三年級

回首過去兩三年,放榜後那段無助徬徨的日子雖然仍是歷歷在目,但不及接獲夢想學系取錄信時的喜悅那麼令人難以忘懷,更比不上於學院那兩年遇到的那般刻骨銘心。 猶記得剛進入學院時總會禁不住自慚形穢,甚至有「低人一等」的感覺,只盼能趕緊離開這個地方-萬沒想到,這份厭惡卻會轉化成不捨。原以為這兩年只能獨自努力,沒想到在此認識了會為我打氣的同學、盡心提攜栽培的講師,更有互相勉勵的朋友。有了這些,今天的我方能步進大學的大門。 邁向夢想的路難免崎嶇,可當有一群戰友、老師於路上伴你同行,一切艱辛都不足為懼。