GE1401 - University English

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
  • Grade D in HKAL Use of English or
  • Grade 4 in HKDSE English Language or
  • Successful completion of English Academic Proficiency Courses (EL0220, EL0222, EL0223 and EL0225 - 6 credits) or English for Academic Purposes (EL0200 - 6 credits) or 
  • English for Academic Purposes 2 (LC0200B/EL0200B – 3 credits) or
  • Grade B or above in English for Academic Purposes 1 (LC0200A/EL0200A – 3 credits)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24, Semester B 2023/24, Summer 2024

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to give students the necessary competence in rhetoric and writing in English so that they can use the English language effectively to think, reason, argue and express themselves. Students will develop a sense of their own strengths and weaknesses as English writers and discover how they can make their writing more logical, innovative and persuasive. This course will aid in developing students’ reading, writing, critical thinking, and teamwork skills by scaffolding them through collaboratively designing an infographic (information visualization), and the multi-drafting and peer review process of writing an argumentative essay. The overall goal is for students to become autonomous writers and self-editors.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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Department of English