Sept 2021 EntryProgramme code: JS3818
126 (including 3 training credits of Work-Integrated Education)
Dr Yao Yao
PhD, MA, BEng
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Maggie Hui
PhD, MPhil, MA, MA, PGDE, BA
Medium of Instruction
* Putonghua by default; Cantonese only used in Elective Subjects on the Cantonese language
The overall credit requirements for BALT are as follows:
|Part I||General University Requirements (GUR)||30 credits|
|Part II||Discipline-Specific Requirement (DSR)||75 credits + 3 training credits|
|Part III||Minor or free Electives||18 credits|
|Credit requirement for graduation||123 credits + 3 training credits|
Academic pathways for students to pursue:
Compulsory Subjects (18 subjects + 3 training credits)
Introduction to Translation; Introduction to Linguistics; Work Integrated Education (WIE); Introduction to Bilingual Communication; Academic and Technical Chinese Writing; Introduction to Modern Chinese; Introduction to Interpreting; Consecutive Interpreting; Translation for Corporate Communication; Translation for the Media in the Digital Age; Programming and Data Analysis for Language Studies; Semantics: Meaning in Language; Sounds and Sound Systems of Language; Pragmatics: Language in Use; Project in Language Studies; Translation Studies, Comparative and Contrastive Studies of Chinese and English Grammar; English for Advanced Academic Writing
Elective Subjects (excluding subjects in the Minor in Japanese and Minor in Korean within CBS)
Corporate Communication: Theory and Practice; Intercultural Communication in Corporate Context; Translation for Science and Technology; Translation for Legal Work; Simultaneous Interpreting; Literary Translation; Translation Criticism; Language and Society; Varieties of Chinese; Cantonese Linguistics; Fundamentals of Computational Linguistics; Syntax; Phonetics and Phonology; Corpus and Language Technology for Language Studies; Advanced Putonghua Communication Skills; Psycholinguistics; Language, Cognition and Brain; Language Acquisition; Analysis of Language Samples: Clinical Implications; Child Communication Disorders and Special Education Needs; Communication Disorders Across the Life Span; Language and Speech Production: Anatomical and Physiological Perspectives; Techniques in Language Sciences; Statistics for Language Studies; Programming Fundamentals; Data Structures
With their strong language proficiency and competence in technology, BALT graduates can pursue careers in various professions, local and overseas, including but not limited to the following:
+ Postgraduate study such as the Master of Speech Therapy in CBS or other recognised programmes must be pursued to become a registered speech therapist in Hong Kong.
Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.
Applicants will be invited to attend interview, with possible written test of English and Chinese to evaluate their potential/suitability for admission to the programme, and to examine their communication skills and interest in the field of study.
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Successful applicants will receive their admission offer online. Admission results are usually announced from late January to May. Scholarship results will be announced at the same time.