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[The scheme will cease to admit 4-year-curriculum students in 2023-24, and cease to admit senior-year students in 2025-26.]


BALT is a four-year full-time undergraduate honours programme that focuses on linguistics and translation. The programme leverages the combined strengths of linguistics and translation to create a synergy of theories, applications and professional training. Furthermore, the programme capitalizes on advanced information and communication technologies (ICT) to prepare language professionals for digital applications across a wide range of language-related professions (e.g. translation technology, automatic tools for text and speech processing).

 The BALT curriculum consists of two major components in the following areas:

Translation (including Interpreting and Bilingual Communication)

 CBS has over twenty years of experience in teaching translating and interpreting. With the best interpreting training laboratories in Hong Kong, our curriculum emphasizes the training of practical translation and interpreting skills, and enables students to work for various specialized fields, such as business, the media, science and technology, law, etc.

The curriculum also equips students with language-mediated and culture-specific bilingual communication skills and familiarizes students with the conducts and practices of corporate communication in the bilingual context.

Linguistics (including Speech Sciences)

 The curriculum provides foundational courses in linguistics, with a focus on the physiological, neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic basis of speech as well as computational methods of language data analysis, in order to prepare students for further study in linguistics, speech sciences, and computational linguistics.

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