Message from the Head

Fiona Williams Welcome to the services and facilities of the Chan Feng Men-ling Chan Shuk-lin English Language Centre (ELC) of City University.

The ELC’s mission is to provide high quality English language services to help students complete their academic studies successfully and compete in the domestic and global job market upon graduation. This is achieved through the provision of English language courses and co-curricular services and activities, which include opportunities and guidance for independent English language study, as well as informal English language practice.

The ELC runs a number of English Enhancement and English for Academic Purposes courses designed for students who need to meet the university English Language Attainment Requirement, preparing them for academic study in a university which uses English as a medium of instruction.

In addition to the courses, the ELC provides a vast array of out-of-classroom support services, facilities and activities for all City University students. These all come under the service scope of the English Language Support Services (ELSS), with three main areas of focus - independent learning, speaking and writing. The resources with an independent learning focus include the Self Access Centre with printed and on-line materials for English language learners and an advisory service, as well as workshops on IELTS and on specific English language skills to help students work independently on improving all aspects of their English. The speaking area offers presentation skills workshops and runs informal speaking activities and the writing section of the ELSS runs workshops on a variety of linguistic and rhetorical aspects of writing and also houses the Writing Studio, which offers one-to-one peer advice on students’ written assignments.

Please come and visit our Self Access Centre or our General Office on the second floor of the Green zone to find out more about how we can help you improve your English language skills while you are studying at City University.

Fiona Williams
Head, ELC