Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » EELC1003 / EELC130 – Academic English
Suggested Year of Study:1
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:FAH

English Language Centre


EELC1002 / EELC120 Interactive English II or a required score in a placement test


Course Description

This course, at 3 hours per week, builds upon students’ established competence in general English, and extends it by focusing on English for academic purposes. Students are introduced to study skills in English and the generic expectations of courses across the University curriculum. There will be an emphasis on the development of key academic vocabulary, and skills such as the proper citation of sources. The purpose of the Academic English course is further to support the students’ ability to undertake instruction in the medium of English and to use spoken and written English effectively in their major and other GE courses.
Pre-requisite: Interactive English I and/or Interactive English II, or a required score in a placement test

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

The ILOs of this course are adapted from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR, C1).

  1. understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning;
  2. express oneself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions;
  3. use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes;
  4. produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.