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Academic English and Examination Preparation

Prepare your future development by improving your academic English skills and gaining satisfactory scores in international English examinations.

Academic English is a crucial aspect of scholarly communication that requires precision, clarity, objectivity, and coherence to effectively communicate complex ideas, theories, and research findings. It demands a high level of rigour and attention to detail, emphasizing the importance of good organisation, structure, and syntax. Developing skills in academic writing equips students and scholars with the ability to produce high-quality academic texts that meet rigorous standards. Proficiency in academic writing is important for success in the professional world and enhances critical thinking skills.

We offer a series of Academic English to teach students at different levels of university studies to understand the Academic English language usages in preparing for their research proposals and dissertations, viva or research projects presetation. Our courses are especially useful for part-time and distance learning degree students who need extra mentoring in academic writing.

Our instructors are holders of Master's degrees or Doctorate degrees who obtained their degrees through research, viva and dissertations. 

English Examination preparation courses equip students knowledge and skills to attend HKDSE and IELTS examinations with confidence. 

 

 

 

 

This course will help you if you take a degree course that requires you to produce assignments in English. It will enable you to learn, to write and succeed across college and university curriculums. The course aims to empower you to write clearly, coherently, and concisely and to acquire the academic literacies and discourse conventions applicable to most disciplines in higher education.
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Start 12 SEP 2024 (THU)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$4,800
 This real-time online course aims to prepare students for their academic studies at English-speaking universities where academic writing skills are highly demanding. The course is divided into three stages in which generic academic writing skills are taught in the first stage (6 sessions), students are helped better understand college essay or project requirements in the second part (2 sessions), and personalised advice on students’ essay production is given in the third/final stage (4 sessions). Both the second and third stages are conducted in the form of a one-on-one personal / small group conference.
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Start 08 OCT 2024 (TUE)
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$5,000

This course is designed for teachers and students who have to teach or produce advanced written texts for academic, professional or research purposes. The focus is on using product-focused, process-oriented and genre-based approaches to generate plain English texts that conform to academic and discipline-oriented standards in terms of genre conventions, rhetorical structures and discoursal features.  The instructor will demonstrate how to deconstruct and analyse model texts, journal articles and research papers in diverse contexts, invoke analytical thinking skills and develop effective instructional strategies on writing pedagogy. Participants will receive constructive feedback and suggestions on their writing products.

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Start 06 SEP 2024 (FRI)
Duration 25 hours
Fee HK$3000
This course aims to prepare students who plan to study abroad. Spoken and written everyday English will be introduced to students. Students will also be able to learn English that are essential to their daily, social, and academic needs.  
 
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Start To be advised
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$3,200
This programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive and solid preparation for IELTS (International English Language Testing System), thereby maximising their potential in achieving a higher band score for further studies or career advancement. This programme enables students to enhance their competence in the key language skills (including listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar), develop essential test-taking strategies, undertake intensive practice, accumulate practical test-taking experience, and acquire comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the topics that are commonly assessed in both types of IELTS, namely IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.
 
Through systematic and innovative delivery of flexible learning (i.e. real-time online lectures, face-to-face classroom teaching and self-paced asynchronous e-learning) blended with flipped classroom pedagogy (pre-lecture learning), this programme provides students with greater accessibility to English language resources, ample test-based practice and student-centred learning experience.
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Start 22 AUG 2024 (THU)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$9,900
This programme aims to equip participants with a thorough and well-rounded preparation for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), allowing them to achieve higher band scores that may benefit their future careers in English language teaching.
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Start 15 JUN 2024 (SAT)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$5,200

Get ready to impress with good results for International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Acquire essential skills and strategies for success, and a clear idea of your current English language abilities.

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Start 22 JUL 2024 (MON)
Duration 6 weeks
Fee HK$4,000
If you are taking the IELTS test and want to maximise your potential and chances of success, this 45-hour course provides you with essential exam strategies and valuable practice in key language areas. The course offers you invaluable practice and teacher guidance when completing test assignments. Timely feedback is available from the tutor, who is a native speaker of English.
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Start 18 JUL 2024 (THU)
Duration 15 weeks
Fee HK$4,500
The course aims to help HKDSE candidates develop their English communication skills, both in group interaction and in individual presentation.
 
Every student will be given highly useful tips for success in mastering English speaking skills in an interactive way, participate in mock practice in speaking activities, including a group discussion of 3 or 4 students lasting up to 8 minutes and an individual response lasting one minute per student.  Highly constructive feedback from the teacher will be given immediately after each round of mock practice. Students’ improvement areas will also be summarised, and a debriefing session will be conducted at the end each session.
 
Given the teacher’s solid experience of teaching and assessing secondary school students in Hong Kong, the input and feedback before and after the language activities will be highly useful for the students’ speaking skills development and self-improvement which ultimately benefit their HKDSE performance.
 
 
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Start 22 JUL 2024 (MON)
Duration 18 hours
Fee HK$1,500
Speak up! Get better results in the Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. Face the HKDSE Oral Examination with confidence, develop keyskills and enhance strategies for exam success.
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Start To be advised
Duration 14 hours
Fee HK$1,680

 

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