Associate of Arts in Bilingual Communication Studies (French and Chinese)*

Admission suspended for 2022-23


With over 275 million people around the world speaking French, it is definitely worth learning this language! The French community is very large and active in Hong Kong with many French companies operating in the SAR. Studying French is a great opportunity to broaden your horizon and to have a valuable career perspective. The programme offers students a strong foundation in French language skills with professional and academic knowledge, combined with Chinese/English. Based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, students are expected to be equipped with French skills equivalent to Level B1 after the completion of study.In order to enhance students’ social communication and language skills, various activities are organized, such as an immersive Summer Study Tour to France, in Lyon, a French Cinema Club, Le French May festival.



Arts and Humanities






Telford Annex





2 years



63 CPS



Associate Degree  




Admission, entry requirements, fees and key dates

Applications can be submitted by the following methods:

  1. E-APP (for current year HKDSE only) 
  2. Online Application (for applicants with other qualifications)
  3. By Post / In Person (Application Form)

Click here for more information on admissions procedures.

Programme Specific Entry Requirements

  • No programme specific entrance requirements.

General entry requirements


Application Fee

$150, waived for this year

Tuition Fee

Associate Degree Programmes

HK$1,800 per credit x
63 Credits required for Programme Completion
= HK$113,400

Associate of Social Science in Social Work

HK$2,600 per credit x 38 social work courses credit +
HK$1,800 per credit x 21 general Education credit +
HK$2,500 per credit x 15 fieldwork placement credit
= HK$174,100

Other Fees

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

  • Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries:       2152 9000

  • Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree.

Enquiries:        2150 6222

  •  Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.

The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses after 1 April 2019 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

Enquiries:        3142 2277

Semester A - 2020/2021

EventStart DateEnd Date
E-APP applications close (main round)   15 May 2020
E-APP applications close (second round)   30 June 2020
Orientation   28 August 2020
Teaching period

31 August 2020

28 November 2020

Add/Drop date without financial penalty   13 September 2020
Add/Drop date 50% tuition fee payable   10 October 2020
Student revision period

30 November 2020

5 December 2020

Examination period

7 December 2020

19 December 2020

Semester B - 2020/2021

EventState DateEnd Date
Teaching period

11 January 2021

23 April 2021

Add/Drop date without financial penalty   24 January 2021
Add/Drop date 50% tuition fee payable   27 February 2021
Student revision period

26 April 2021

1 May 2021

Examination period

3 May 2021 

15 May 2021

Summer Semester - 2020/2021

EventStart DateEnd Date
Teaching period

7 June 2021

24 July 2021

Student revision period

26 July 2021

31 July 2021

Examination period

2 August 2021

7 August 2021



Programme structure and outcomes

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

1. Develop in students a level of competence in French and Chinese in reading, writing, speaking and listening for further studies and/or work;
2. Develop their practical communication skills for use in a range of every day, academic, and employment-related contexts;
3. Develop their skills for independent study, research, and lifelong learning;
4. Foster ethical and civic values and a spirit of lifelong learning, and encourage the pursuit of active citizenships.


French Courses

  • French for Oral Communication
  • French for Written Communication
  • French Language and Culture in the Media
  • French for Professional Communication
  • Bilingual Studies
  • Bilingual Project

 Chinese Courses

  • Chinese Language Enrichment
  • Practical Chinese
  • Chinese for Business Contexts Modern and Contemporary
  • Chinese Literature Modern Chinese Literature
  • Putonghua


To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 63 credit points by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.

Course CodeCourse Name  
Programme Core
LAC14200 Chinese Language Enhancement
LAC22612 Chinese for Business Contexts
LAC24204 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
LAC24500 Putonghua
LAC22600 Bilingual Studies (French and Chinese/English)
LAC24000 Bilingual Project
LAC14300 Oral Communication in French I
LAC14301 Oral Communication in French II
LAC14302 Written Communication in French I
LAC14303 Written Communication in French II
LAC24300 Oral Communication in French III
LAC24301 Written Communication in French III
LAC24302 French Language and Culture in the Media
LAC24303 French for Professional Communication
Language Skills
CGE1000 (1500) English for Academic Studies A or B
CGE2000 English Professional Communication
CGE1200 Practical Chinese
General Education
CGE12412 Appreciation of Western Art
CGE25411 Understanding Society

An additional 2 General Education courses to be chosen as electives. 

At least one course must be chosen from Science and Technology, and one of the courses chosen must be at level A2

General elective courses must be selected from all the following domains:

  • Editor
  • Reporter
  • Copywriter
  • Scriptwriter
  • Secretary
  • Administrative assistant
  • Public relations officer
  • Customer service officer
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Translator
  • Flight attendant
  • Jobs related to media and communication
  • Teaching assistant

Any enquiry relating to the AABCFC programme should be directed to the Option Leader, Dr Kazuyuki Takata.

Contact us

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Telephone: (852) 2707 3113
Fax: (852) 2707 3114

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong
[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

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