Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » EELC1001 / EELC110 – Interactive English I
Suggested Year of Study:1
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:FAH

English Language Centre



Course Description

This course, at 6 hours per week, boosts students’ proficiency and confidence in English through their participation in a series of intensive English activities designed to enhance their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as enlarging their vocabulary. The focus in this course is on general language improvement, although, where possible, the themes and content covered will be of relevance to other courses taught in the General Education programme. An emphasis of this course is on developing students’ spoken and written fluency in English. The purpose of the course is to begin the preparation of students for study using English as a medium of instruction. At the end of the course, the assessment will be partly based on an external standardized examination.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

The ILOs of this course are adapted from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR, B1).

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.;
  2. deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where English is spoken;
  3. produce simple connected text on topics, which are familiar, or of personal interest;
  4. describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.