Associate of Arts in
Bilingual Communication Studies
(Japanese and English)




Dr Murakami, Hitoshi

Option Leader, AABCSJE

Email: lshitosi@cityu.edu.hk



Programme Intended Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Communicate in the spoken and written language of their option (Japanese and English) about personal, social, cultural and workplace matters at a level equivalent to an internationally recognized assessment test* ;
  • Demonstrate a level of language skills appropriate for further studies, for employment and for personal development;
  • Apply enhanced general knowledge of languages, society and culture of their option for further study and/or employment;
  • Identify and critically explore problems, gather relevant information, carry out and present basic research under guidance, and propose solutions to address problems responsibly both individually and as part of a team;
  • Relate major ideas in arts and humanities, science and technology to their own area of study.

Japanese: Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level N3
English: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0


Further Studies Pathways

The table below is not exhaustive and only aims to show some examples of the Bachelor's degree programmes offered by UGC-funded institutions which have admitted our past graduates from Associate of Arts in Bilingual Communication Studies (Japanese and English). Our graduates also articulate to various overseas degree programmes offered in Hong Kong.


City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and History
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistic and Language Applications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Applied Sociology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Asian and International Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Politics

Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities

Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Contemporary English Studies

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Global Studies

The University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies

Career Prospects

  • Graduates in this programme will be able to take up language-related post in several sectors, such as foreign trading, tourism, journalism and marketing either in local companies or multi-national companies.

Main Subject Areas

Japanese Courses

  • Oral Communication in Japanese
  • Written Communication in Japanese
  • Japanese for Professional Communication
  • Bilingual Project

English  Courses

  • English Language Enrichment
  • Digital Document Design
  • English for Business Contexts
  • Communicating Across Cultures

Chinese Courses

  • Contemporary China: Challenges and Strategies

General Education Courses

Four courses to be chosen from all of the following domains:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science and Technology
  • Society and Organisations

Programme Specific Entrance Requirements

No Programme-Specific Entrance Requirement


Mode of Study

Two-year full-time


Contact Us

Kowloon Tong Main Campus

Room 6320, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building

City University of Hong Kong

83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

[Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2]

Telephone: (852) 3442 9729

Fax: (852) 3442 0378

E-mail: ls_msg@cityu.edu.hk


Telford Annex

NO. 33 Wai Yip Street

Telford Garden, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

[Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit B]

Telephone: (852) 2707 9440

Fax: (852) 2707 4243

E-mail: telford.col@cityu.edu.hk