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:


 * Effective from Term 2, 2020-21, students will take the Password Test in place of DELTA. An administrative system for booking of test sessions will be accessible on CEAL's website (details to be announced by CEAL). Students are fully subsidised for their required attempt(s) for taking the Password Test in place of DELTA. If students would like to take the Test voluntarily, it would be at students' own cost.



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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