The English Language Centre offers courses under General Education required subjects, namely English I - IV for all year one to year two students to help them reach an acceptable English standard roughly on a par with those from tertiary institutions in Hong Kong
It also provides specific assistance to students to enable them to study their major disciplines more effectively. The Academic Reading and Writing course is tailor-made for students in different majors so that they can increase their vocabulary, refine their writing skills and be able to write term papers in English.
It helps Year 3 and Year 4 students to further enhance their English skills by offering required courses each semester Effective Oral Communication and Effective Written Communication in Year 3 and a required non-credit bearing course English for Academic & Professional Development in the first term of year 4.
Besides these, the ELC runs quite a number of extra-curricular activities every week to provide students additional English exposure to enhance their English proficiency.
The objectives of the ELC are as follows:
- To enhance students' general proficiency in English to a level appropriate for university study,
- To equip students with relevant communicative skills in both academic, business and social contexts,
- To provide authentic situations as far as possible for students to develop their proficiency in all four language skills in an all-rounded manner.