Teaching & Learning

Types of EL

Please refer to Activities 2019-20 for a summary of all experiential learning activities offered by the Arts Schools and Centres in this academic year.


Internships can be part of a credit-bearing course or may exist as non-credit-bearing modules. They are designed to let students experience first hand a specific professional context over a prolonged period of time. There are ample possibilities for internships in various Arts programmes. Please see some examples below:

Internships offered by the School of English
  FINE4005. Fine Arts internship
Internships offered by the Japanese Studies Programme
SPAN4005. Internship for students of Spanish

Field trips

Field trips can occur over one afternoon or last several weeks. They provide an exciting and engaging way to put into use the knowledge acquired during a course of study. During a field trip, students naturally combine work with pleasure as they engage in meaningful ways with every day realities through the lenses of their discipline. The School of Humanities and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, among others, have a rich tradition of field trips to the U.S.A., Europe, Africa and several Asian destinations. Please see some examples below:

  LING3003. Linguistics field trip
  Field trips offered by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures


Workshops are courses which combine a strong element of practical skills in addition to theoretical concerns and incorporate brief field-trips as well as on-site teaching in their syllabi. Examples of workshop teaching can be found in Translation and various language programmes, as well as in the Centre for Applied English Studies.