Language Enhancement Programmes

To enhance students’ language proficiency in Chinese and English, the College organized the Language Enhancement Programme starting from 2011-12 academic year. Upcoming Activities are as follow:

Past activities / workshops

Name of Programme / Workshop

Focus

Date

Cantonese Workshop

  • To provide non-local students with a proper understanding of the Cantonese dialect;
  • Basic skills to engage in daily conversations
  • Everyday life communication to facilitate participants’ adaption to the life in Hong Kong

February to March 2012



Guangxi Putonghua
Study Tour

  • To introduce local students to the Chinese language and culture through practical use of Putonghua
  • To meet with ethnic minorities so as to understand different culture and broaden horizon

May 2012

Cantonese Workshop

  • To provide non-local students with a proper understanding of the Cantonese dialect;
  • Basic skills to engage in daily conversations
  • Everyday life communication to facilitate participants’ adaption to the life in Hong Kong

18 January,
1, 8, 22 February,
1, 8 March 2013

Xi’an Cultural Trip

  • To learn more about the prevailing social, economic and cultural landscape of the mainland, and appreciate the Chinese tradition, history, and culture through personal experience and compare with where they are currently living
  • To understand more about the development of a particular academic discipline or industry in the mainland and facilitate their long-term career development

24 May to 2 June 2013

Colloquial English for
Daily Conversation

  • To explore oral English through a variety of fun and engaging activities and games, including creating advertisements, debating relevant topics of the day, and acting out scenes from an array of English-language television and film!

22, 29 January,
5, 19, 26 February 2013

  • To learn colloquial English through watching “Friends, an American television sitcom.
  • To describe the personality characteristics of the “Friends” main characters, to introduce hyperbole and understatement as humorous devices in English and to review the construction of humor in English

18, 25 February,
4, 11 March 2014

Experiential Learning
Trip to Western
Australia

  • To polish students English proficiency through attending lesson at the University of Western Australia and staying with homestay families
  • To experience Australian culture

30 May to 9 June 2014
9 - 17 May 2015

IELTS Exam
Preparation Workshop

  • To focus on the exam skills on reading, writing, listening and speaking

23 September,
7, 14, 21 October 2014
23, 30 September,
7, 14 October 2015

English Evening
- Macedonian Food
Culture

  • To enhance students' English ability by introducing Macedonian food cutlure

8 October 2015

Workshop on Improving English Fluency
  • To draw students' attention to the importance of choosing the appropriate "expressions" when interact with others
  • To show students how to speak more
    naturally and avoid using only "However, moreover, first, second,furthermore" etc
  • To introduce slang and colloquial
    expressions
25 February, 3, 10 & 17 March 2016


Photos on Xi'an Cultural Trip


Students’ sharing – Experiential Learning Trip to Western Australia

“The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” …… I am afraid to tell you it is hard to describe my feelings on this trip. What I can tell is this 10 days learning is extremely valuable and unforgettable…… Apart from attending the lessons, we joined a campus tour to walk around the university and the Swan River. UWA Students were our tour guides. They were nice and helpful. We talked and shared the different cultures and they helped us take photos. I was touched as they spent their time with us for the whole afternoon.”

Chris Ko (ECONU/3)


“What inspired me most was the host family. They provided us not only the meal and the accommodation, but also the love and caring. It is a long term sickness for me to have allergy of my nose. When they found that I felt good when I lived in their home, they tried to figure out what is stimulating me to have the allergy. They suggested me to wear hat or try different things to find out the source. I felt warm that they look like my second parents who give me so much caring.”

Stella Pang (FNSCU/3)


One of my objectives of joining this trip is to delve into Australian English. Surprisingly, I didn’t hear any Australians saying “good day”, which is a distinctive and unique greetings commonly used in Australia. On the other hand, during my visit to the post office and supermarkets, I found that the staff always greeted the customers by saying “how are you?” as an alternative to saying “hello”. Besides, the Australians often say “no worries” instead of “you’re welcome”. Apart from using their own unique expressions, Australians often reduce the syllables in a word. For example, they say “Freo” and brekkie to refer to Fremantle and breakfast respectively. So, this trip really serves as an experiential learning. It also offers me a golden opportunity to look beyond what I have learnt in my English Linguistics lectures.

Sally Leung (ENGEN/2)


Photos on Experiential Learning Trip to Western Australia


Photos on English Evening - Macedonian Food Culture