The Department of English offers high-quality teaching and research at an international standard that explores the historical and current role of English as a global medium of communication. Our students engage in the critical appreciation, interpretation and analysis of English texts in all genres from both linguistic and literary perspectives, and in translation between English and Chinese. We emphasise not only the acquisition of knowledge about English as a linguistic, literary and translational medium, but also the development and application of creative skills in English.
The Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offer a range of English-oriented courses for the students to choose from, including in linguistics, literature, translation studies, cultural studies, film, theatre and language. These are taught by an internationally acclaimed staff from various English-speaking cultures with diverse academic specialisations and interests.