24 months
14784 USD/year
14784 USD/year
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The aim of the English Language Teaching program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is to strengthen the professional competence of practising English language teachers in Hong Kong. 


 Whilst the English Language Teaching program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is designed for English language teachers who want to enhance their professional knowledge of second language teaching, it is also suitable for teachers who do not have a subject knowledge background in English language.

The salient features of the programme include an examination of current approaches to and theories of the systems of English through investigation of the cultural and sociological dimensions of the language in terms of language use, language learning and teaching, the structure of contemporary spoken and written English, as well as the roles of English in Hong Kong. 

Students at English Language Teaching program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong will:

  • examine theories of second language learning and teaching, 
  • consider current approaches and methods in second language teaching together with their application to English language teaching in Hong Kong. 
  • get a series of subject knowledge courses and pedagogically-oriented courses to meet the academic and professional needs of English language teachers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The English Language Curriculum
  • Phonetics and Phonology for English Language Teaching
  • Morphology and Syntax for English Language Teaching
  • Spoken and Written Discourse for English Language Teaching
  • Psychological and Social Perspectives on Language
  • Literature in English
  • Special Topics in English Language

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • graduated from a recognized university and obtained a bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    14784 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14784 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    14784 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14784 USD per year during 24 months.

HK$116,000 (by 4 installments)

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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