Knowledge Exchange

English Enhancement Courses

Session C: ARTS1008  /  ARTS1010  /  ARTS1011  /  ARTS1013

Application deadline: 16 March 2018

Credit bearing courses with the ARTS prefix are for exchange and visiting students only, while HIST2093, HIST2107 and HIST2159, courses with the GCIN prefix and the Chinese as a Foreign Language courses CHIN9511 and CHIN9522 are for all undergraduate students, including eligible HKU students. Fee exemption/reduction applies for HKU students and students under formal HKU exchange agreements. 

Please, note that no add/drop will be permitted after the commencement of the summer courses.

ARTS1008 ARTS1008 Advanced English Discussion Skills: Critical Discussions on China  (6 credits)

This is an advanced speaking skills course which aims to improve students’ ability to discuss critical issues in English. Students are exposed to a range of views on specific issues in Chinese culture and society, and are required to discuss these issues with others in an in-depth and critical manner. The course uses a number of scholarly readings on China as starting points for discussions, and students are required to do some reading to prepare for lessons. Students will receive focused advice on how to improve their speaking skills, and will be required to do independent work in specific areas where they would like to improve. Students are expected to demonstrate a satisfactory level of English language proficiency during discussions.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from Mainland or overseas universities

Period of Teaching: Session C: July 16 – August 3, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

Course Description: please click here
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ARTS1006

ARTS1010 English for Effective Communication in Business and Social Contexts (6 credits)

This course aims to develop students’ business and social communication skills. Areas covered include negotiation and telephoning skills and writing business correspondence such as email, business letters and investigative reports; as well as oral and presentation skills in both informal and formal social contexts such as meeting new friends and interacting at social gatherings. Students will be given extensive opportunities to practice and apply the skills through a variety of speaking tasks and an end-of-course social function.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from Mainland or overseas universities

Period of Teaching: Session C: July 16  August 3, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

Course Description: please click here
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ARTS1011 Linguistics: The Understanding of Language (6 credits)

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.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from Mainland or overseas universities

Period of Teaching: Session C: July 16  August 3, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

Course Description: please click here

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academic writing

ARTS1013 Academic Writing and Critical Reading (6 credits)

This is an advanced academic writing skills course that aims to enhance students’ writing abilities in academic contexts. Students are exposed to a number of scholarly texts on selected topics, and analyze these texts through critical reading and discussions in class. Students are then required to respond to these readings to write well-structured and stylistically appropriate academic papers. Students will receive focused advice and constructive feedback from both their peers and teachers on how to improve their writing skills.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from Mainland or overseas universities

Period of Teaching: Session C: July 16  August 3, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

Course Description: please click here

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