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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 13 January, 2007, 12:00am
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MA in Language Studies (with specialisation in Chinese/Language and Law/Linguistics/Translation and Interpretation), department of Chinese, translation and linguistics, City University of Hong Kong


Through this part-time (2 to 5 year) course, students will obtain a critical and up-to-date understanding of the nature of language and the impact it has on society and culture in Hong Kong. Depending on which option is taken, students should finish the course with one of the following: a solid grounding in Chinese and an appreciation of the philosophy, literature and culture of classical and modern China; the linguistic and conceptual tools needed for legal writing, translating and bilingual legal drafting; linguistic theory and the interaction between language and society; or skills in translating and interpreting. Requirements Degree from a recognised institution or have satisfied the corporate academic requirements of a professional institution recognised by the university. Cost HK$21,050 per year if taken over two years. Aid Teachers taking the linguistics option may qualify for a grant under the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers. Enrolment deadline February 28, 2007


Master of Arts in English Language Teaching, department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic University


This programme (1 year full time or 2 years part time) covers English linguistics and English teaching. Students are encouraged to reflect on issues raised by their teaching practice, drawing on their experience and newly developed theoretical understanding. Core subjects cover the following: phonological, grammatical and discourse analysis, second language teaching and learning, and syllabus planning; electives cover subjects such as testing, research discourse, communication, multimedia and computer tools and grammar. Students can carry out a research project. Requirements A bachelor's degree or equivalent. At least two years of experience teaching English at secondary (preferably senior secondary) or adult level; and excellence in written and spoken English. Cost HK$2,700 per credit, HK$81,000 for the course. Aid Teachers may qualify for a grant under the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers. Enrolment deadline February 15, 2007


MA in Applied Linguistics, University of Hong Kong


Designed for current and future tertiary-level English teachers. Focused on issues relating to English as a medium of higher education and professional education. Some modules relate specifically to the Hong Kong context. Core module topics include language systems, second language curricula, research methods, sociocultural and psychological aspects of second language acquisition, an applied research project and a dissertation. Requirements Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Professional experience and postgraduate or professional qualifications are a selection factor. Cost HK$77,000 for the two-year course payable in four instalments.


Aid Teachers may qualify for a grant under the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers. Enrolment deadline Admission forms available now for interview in April.


Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL), Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Continuing and Professional Studies (jointly organised with Lancaster University, Britain) The programme includes the following courses: foundation module; orientation to postgraduate study; linguistics analysis; English grammar; trends and issues in ELT methodology; corpus linguistics; classroom language testing; research methods; research and writing dissertations; sociolinguistics. Requirements Upper second class degree in a relevant area, or equivalent plus two years of English teaching. Spoken and written English (normally a score of at least 580 on TOEFL, or 6.5 on IELTS, or equivalent). Cost HK$89,800. Aid Teachers may qualify for a grant under the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers. Enrolment deadline July 31, 2007


MA in Language Studies, Faculty of Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University


The course (1 year full time or 2 years part time) gives students a theoretical foundation and prepares them to apply the theory to their own career interests. The aim is to train graduates who can adapt to a range of situations and engage in further investigation or study. Core subjects cover linguistics, sociolinguistics, and research methodology. Electives include a variety of modules on the role of language, comparative grammar and discourse studies. There is an option of replacing two elective modules with a written dissertation. Requirements A bachelor's degree from a recognised institution. Competence in spoken and written Chinese and English. Cost HK$80,000 (full time) or HK$40,000 (part time). Aid Teachers may qualify for a grant under the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers. Enrolment deadline February 28, 2007 MA in Chinese Linguistics (MACL), department of Chinese and bilingual studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University


The 21/2 year part-time course links the study of linguistics to Hong Kong and connects theory with the linguistic problems of professional Chinese users. Compulsory modules cover spoken and written Chinese language, semantics and pragmatics, while a wide variety of elective subjects include Chinese language education, modern rhetoric, Cantonese studies, lexicography and applied lexicology, computer tools, contrastive analysis, translation, semantics and pragmatics. Requirements Honours degree (or equivalent), a demonstrated good knowledge of Putonghua and reading knowledge of English, an interest in the study of language-related subjects at theoretical and applied levels. Cost HK$60,000 for the 30-unit course. Aid Teachers may qualify for a grant under the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers. Enrolment deadline February 15, 2007


Master of Arts in Translating and Interpreting (MATI) and MA in Interpreting (MAI), department of Chinese and bilingual studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Aimed at creating professional translators and interpreters. The theory in the course is aimed at helping practitioners. Compulsory modules cover: translation, interpreting principles and consecutive interpreting. A variety of electives cover ancient and modern literature, Cantonese studies, lexicography and computer tools. Both 11/2 years full time or 21/2 years part time. Requirements Not intended for recent graduates of translating and interpreting programmes but for other honours degree holders. MAI applicants must demonstrate their proficiency in English and Putonghua. Cost HK$81,000 for the 30-unit course (depending on exact units taken). Aid Not available. Enrolment deadline February 15, 2007


Master of Arts in Linguistics, department of linguistics and modern languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong


The full-time or part-time course includes compulsory modules covering the foundations of linguistics and linguistic research, while elective courses cover such topics as linguistics, language teaching, contemporary Chinese linguistics, comparative grammar, language acquisition, sign language research, sociolinguistics, grammaticalisation, and approaches to English grammar. Students can also write a research paper. Requirements A second class degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Cost HK$65,000 (full time) or HK$32,500 (part time). Enrolment deadline February 28, 2007


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