Multinational companies and employers of all kinds increasingly require their workforce to work readily across national borders and handle complex international and intercultural relationships. The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Language and Literature Studies (ELLS) Programme is designed to meet one of the most pressing needs in the higher education sector in China today for preparing students to be competitive in the rapidly changing career opportunities worldwide.

The ELLS Programme is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in English studies, while offering at the same time the opportunity to specialize in one of the three areas: Professional Communication, Literary Studies, or English Language Teaching. It provides a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the language and literature applicable to educational, professional and cultural contexts.


  • According to Airuishen Chinese Alumni Association, English Language and Literature Studies Programme ranks the first (5 stars) among Sino-Foreign universities in mainland China in 2019.
  • The Literary Studies in English (LSE) Concentration and the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Concentration of the ELLS Programme are recognized by the Hong Kong Education Bureau as a language (English) major degree programme. Graduates with either the LSE or the TESOL concentration, together with a relevant teacher's qualification, will be exempted from the English Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers in Hong Kong.


Practical and Well Rounded Education

It equips students with strong language competency as well as practical verbal and written communication skills enabling them to succeed in wide-ranging professions in the global job  market.

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Options for Concentration

Under the expert direction of faculty, students can select a concentration catered to their skills, passion, and professional direction.


Close Teacher-student Relationship

The class size of each concentration reaches no more than 30 students, guaranteeing students the benefits of close student-faculty mentorship.

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Professional Internship Opportunities

 The programme arranges placements for practicum and internship for Year 3 students.