EL0200 - English for Academic Purposes

Offering Academic Unit
Chan Feng Men-ling Chan Shuk-lin English Language Centre
Credit Units
Course Duration
Two Semesters (144 hours)
Grade E in HKAL Use of English or Grade 3 in HKDSE or successful completion of EAP Foundation Course
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2016/17, Semester B 2016/17, Summer 2017
Semester A 2017/18 (Tentative), Semester B 2017/18 (Tentative), Summer 2018 (Tentative)

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

This course aims to:

  • provide a bridge to Gateway Education (GE) English courses
  • enhance students’ proficiency in reading and writing in an academic context to a level benchmarked against international standards
  • develop students’ discourse ability, audience awareness and accuracy and range of grammar and vocabulary
  • nurture students’ ability to think critically and to be self-directed in their language development
  • encourage student discovery of aspects of academic reading, writing and language use through independent study

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

Continuous Assessment: 45%
Examination: 55%
Examination Duration: 4 hours
Detailed Course Information


Useful Links

English Language Centre