Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese and Bilingual Studies (BACBS)

[The programme will cease to admit 4-year-curriculum students in 2020-21 (i.e. last cohort of BACBS 4YC students will enter BDLCC as Y1 students in 2019-20), and cease to admit senior-year students in 2022-23 (i.e. last cohort of BACBS senior-year students will enter BACBS in 2021-22).]


Programme Aims:


The programme aims to produce all-round graduates with (1) biliterate and trilingual proficiency, (2) good knowledge of language/sign-mediated communication especially in the contexts of East Asian and Anglo-American cultures, (3) profession-specific literacy and skills in corporate communication and/or translation and interpretation, and/ or linguistics and speech sciences, and (4) a basic understanding of the concepts underpinning the aforementioned outcomes.


Programme Outcomes:


The graduates of the programme will have

  1. fluency in English, Mandarin Chinese and/or Cantonese as well as proficiency in written standard Chinese and English;
  2. a good knowledge of the theory and practice of corporate communication, and/or translation and interpreting, and/or linguistics and speech sciences;
  3. a good understanding of the nature of language/sign-mediated communication;
  4. a solid knowledge of the theory and practice of cross-cultural etiquette and interaction;
  5. broadened outlooks with a good understanding of the major issues in the areas of communication, language and culture studies;
  6. a commitment to life-long learning for personal and professional development and abilities to be an ethical leader and to work effectively with others as a team.