Linguistics: The Understanding of Language

Course Code: ARTS1011

Faculty of: Arts

Target Students: Non HKU Undergraduates

Area of Interest: Language

Credits: 6

Course Period: July 17, 2017 to August 4, 2017

Course Schedule: Monday to Friday (10:00-13:00)

Programme Fee: HKD $11,000

Discount: 10% off for students from HKU exchange partners

Accommodation Fee: (HKD 2,250 for 6 nights) Optional and available to enrolled students

Deadline for Application:

Online Application: APPLY NOW

Programme Fee includes:

• Programme Series

• HKU Facilities Access

Deadline for Application (Non-local Students): April 16, 2017

Deadline for Application (Local Students): June 25, 2017

Programme Overview:

In this course students will be able to gain a solid understanding of language and its many facets. The focus will be on language as a human tool of communication as well as how we use it in its many forms. We are all experts in our own language, and being based in Asia we are also very likely to speak more than one language. But how do we know our own language so well? Why is a second language so difficult to master? How is language used in our everyday lives? These questions and many more will be answered in this challenging yet stimulating course.

Programme Materials: 

Course Outline


Programme Arrangement:

Accommodation – Optional and available to enrolled students (Click here for more details)

Check-in: July 15, 2017

Check-out: August 5, 2017

Residential Package Price: HKD $7,875 (21 nights)


• For information about HKU exchange partners, please click here.

• The Faculty of Arts reserves the right to cancel a course should there be insufficient enrollment or any unforeseen circumstances

• Students can access to HKU Facilities including Cafeteria, Main Library, Flora Ho Sports Centre, Learning Commons and University Health Services. Meal expense, service fee and medical cost will be responsible by students.

• Students of non-credit bearing programmes will receive a certificate upon programme completion. Students of credit-bearing programmes can apply a transcript stated with HKU credits, please contact your home institution about the issue related to HKU credits recognition.

• In any case, students are strongly recommended to make their own insurance arrangements throughout the entire period of your programme. Students will be responsible for their own medical and dental costs during the period of the programme. Please refer to here (Point 5) for more information.