Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics
The Open University of Hong Kong
To meet the growing demand of professionals and individuals wishing to improve their English skills, the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has launched the master of arts in applied English linguistics. Classes will begin in September 2012.
The programme leader, Dr Emily Poon Wai-yee, says that the course takes a practical approach towards training students.
"Similar programmes at other institutions place a strong emphasis on language education and pedagogic issues. Our programme focuses on offering solutions to language-related real life problems," she says. "Students will critically evaluate the linguistic features of different types of texts in various professional settings, and different socio-linguistic contex