Introduction

In the Department of English, our primary mission is to provide applied English language studies for the professions, and we aim to be recognised internationally as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate studies focusing on professional communication. Applied English language studies include not only the acquisition of the very high level of English language skills needed to succeed professionally, but also a thorough and critical understanding of the English language and a developed awareness of English communication in multicultural professional contexts.

There is a clear need in Hong Kong for graduates with highly developed knowledge of language and communication, along with critical thinking skills, who are able to contribute to a range of professional and business contexts. No matter whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, the Department of English is one of Hong Kong's key providers of graduates with the kinds of English communication and language skills and knowledge that are so highly prized by the professions.

Our programmes have innovative features that make them very popular with students, their parents and students' eventual employers, and help our students to develop the all-round skills and attributes prized by PolyU and society as a whole.