Department of Translation


English Language Requirements

 Students admitted from the 2017-18 intake, including students admitted to first year or directly to second year or above, are required to satisfy the following English language requirements:



I. Diagnostic English Language Tracking Assessment (DELTA) 

1. Undergraduate students who are admitted to Year 1 or directly to Year 2 are required to take DELTA twice respectively in their first year and second year of studies at Lingnan.

2. Undergraduate students who are directly admitted to year 3 are required to take DELTA in their first year of study at Lingnan.

3. Native English speakers who are exempted from taking the following courses are exempted from this requirement: • For students admitted in 2018-19 or before: required LCE courses, viz. English for Communication I, II & III. • For students admitted from 2019-20: University English I, University English II, English Language Enhancement elective(s) and Discipline-related professional communication course.  



 II. English Language Graduation Requirement 

(Note: Not be applied to students admitted to Year 3 in 2017-18)

1. An overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic) is set as the University-wide English language minimum graduation requirement while students of the following programmes shall attain different minimum threshold scores:  



Major Programme Minimum overall band score in IELTS (Academic)

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese; and Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Literature, History and Philosophy


Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary English Studies; and Bachelor of Arts in Translation




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