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 or
  • Successful completion of English Academic Proficiency Courses (EL0220, EL0222, EL0223 and EL0225 - 6 credits) or English for Academic Purposes (EL0200 - 6 credits)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2015/16, Semester B 2015/16, Summer 2016
Semester A 2016/17 (Tentative), Semester B 2016/17 (Tentative), Summer 2017 (Tentative)

* 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 creative, innovative and persuasive. They will also learn skills in argumentation, debate and research, which they will be able to apply to their future academic work.

This course aims to develop students’ abilities to:

• read critically a variety of English texts relevant to their university studies and future careers;
• think and write creatively, logically, and critically;
• understand and engage in a variety of processes essential to the production of well-formed texts;
• communicate effectively in spoken and written English in a variety of academic settings; and
• be self-directed in their English language development.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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Department of English