MAESP Subjects List

MAESP Subject List (for 2018/19 onwards entry) (Subject to changes)

Core Subjects Specialisms
ENGL519 Discourse Analysis
ENGL539 English Semantics and Lexis
ENGL540 Analytical Perspectives in English Grammar
ENGL5008 Introduction to the Sound System of English
Specialism-related Core Subjects ELA EP ELS ELT
ENGL523 Second Language Learning     ✔ 
ENGL542 Language Development and Use    
ENGL543 English Literature and Language Arts    
ENGL561 Practical Communication Strategies I      
ENGL564 Practical Communication Strategies II      
ENGL582 Second Language Teaching      
Specialism-specific Electives ELA EP ELS ELT
ENGL511 English as an International Language    
ENGL518 Research Design and Methods
ENGL520 Critical Language and Cultural Studies  
ENGL526 Testing and Assessment      
ENGL554 Drama for Language Learning ✔     
ENGL562 Communication    
ENGL568 Intercultural Communication in Business    
ENGL582 Second Language Teaching      
ENGL585 Syllabus Planning and Materials Design      
*ENGL587 Research Project
ENGL597 Aspects of English-speaking Cultures    
ENGL5003 Popular Culture and English  
ENGL5006 Oral Language Arts    
ENGL5007 Multimodality and Semiotic Studies    
"Another option for students is to take three specialism-specific electives and one of the following elective subjects offered by departments in the Faculty of Humanities:
(^Medium of Instruction is Chinese)"
• ^CBS553 Readings of Classical Literature
• CBS566 Translation Studies
• CBS5008 Action through Text in Japanese, Chinese and English
• ^CC5201 Government and Education in Confucianism
• ^CC5204 Islam, Christianity and Chinese Culture
• ^CC5302 Appreciation of Chinese Classical Rhymed Writings


*ENGL587 Research Project: ENGL 518 Research Design &Method is a prerequisite

• MA students are allowed to take up only one elective subject (3 credits) offered by non-ENGL departments under the Faculty of Humanities. If a student took more than one non-ENGL electives, only the subject with the highest grade will be counted for Award GPA for graduation whereas the grades of all non-ENGL subjects taken will be counted for cumulative GPA.