Effective Writing Skills 1 will develop your practical writing skills so that you write more clearly, more accurately and more effectively.
You will learn how to:
plan before you write
organise your writing into suitable sentences that allow one idea to lead to another
use correct punctuation and linking words
select and use effective vocabulary
edit your drafts
finalise your writing
To benefit from the course, you should be prepared to participate fully in all exercises and activities.
Effective Writing Skills 1 is part of the Introductory Certificate in English Language Skills programme. The Introductory Certificate in English Language Skills consists of short courses that deal with specific English language skills. These short courses can be taken individually. There are five modules (each of 45 hours' duration) currently on offer.
Module 1 Active Grammar 1
Module 2 Effective Writing Skills 1
Module 3 Pronunciation and Fluency 1
Module 4 Speaking and Listening 1
Module 5 Vocabulary Enhancement 1
Completion of any one module from Modules 1 - 2 and any one module from Modules 3 - 5 within four years leads to "Introductory Certificate in English Language Skills".
This is a revised English Language Skills programme approved and put into effect in June 2010, retrospective from June 2009. Students should note the following programme structure:
Intakes between June 2009 and February 2010: complete any three modules (from the five modules listed above) within four years from enrolment of the first module.
Intakes from June 2010 onwards: complete any one module from Modules 1 - 2 and any one module from Modules 3 - 5 at the same level within four years of starting your first module.
For comprehensive information about English Language learning at SPACE, please visit us at: http://hkuspace.hku.hk/college/chl/english-language-and-english-language-teaching.