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Teaching English Writing for Academic Purposes

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Course Code
ENLT9040
Application Code
1540-1446NW
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Duration
10 weeks
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$2750
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Deadline on 04 Aug 2017 (Fri)
Enquiries
2508 8867
2508 6403

This course is designed mainly for teachers and learners of English as a second language to improve their skills in generating academic texts effectively for research or other purposes. It aims to enable participants to use product-focused, process-oriented and genre-based methods to create writings that conform to academic conventions, rhetorical structures and genre requirements. The writing workshop will use the “Teaching and Learning Cycle” approach to analyze major model texts and scaffold participants to produce text independently and the tutor will provide feedback to individual writing product.

 

Academic writing is writing from source literature and requires reading, writing and thinking skills. To acquire the expertise of writing across curriculum, the participants need to understand writing as a practice of academic literacies and a situated sociocultural activity in disciplinary discourse communities by developing cognitive and linguistic abilities in writing for study purposes.

This course intends to enable participants to

  1. apply different reading strategies to comprehend source literature in terms of purpose, content, context, audience, rhetorical structures and genre features;
  2. identify the characteristics and conventions of different academic genres for developing academic text for intended rhetorical purposes, situations and audience;
  3. develop generic transferable skills in critical thinking, problem solving and logical analysis in major types of discourse and genres for knowledge telling, transforming and crafting;
  4. follow effective composing procedures of prewriting planning, brainstorming, outlining, concept mapping, drafting, revising, editing, finalizing and publishing manuscripts;
  5. produce coherent writings in major genre classes by using academic vocabulary to build syntactically correct sentences and well-structured paragraphs, and
  6. devise instructional strategies by using product-focused, process-oriented and genre-based methods, and the teaching-learning cycle to help ESL/EFL students develop their skills in academic writing.
Application Code 1540-1446NW Apply Online Now
Start Date 19 Aug 2017 (Sat)
Time 10:30 - 13:00
Venue Hong Kong side (To be announced)
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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Duration
  • 10 weeks of two and half hour session per week
Venue
  • Hong Kong side (To be announced)
Tutor
  • Dr. Justin Kwan, BA (Hons) HK; MBA AIOU Macau; BEd, MEd, MAppLing (TESOL), PhD Macquarie
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$2750

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Enrolment Method

We provide online application and payment service for students to make enrolment via the Internet. Enrolment will be confirmed once students have made the payment online by using either PPS or credit card.

For first-come, first-served courses:
  1. Complete the online application form
    Click the "Apply Now" button on the top right hand corner of the course webpage to make online application. Follow the instructions to fill-in the online application form.
  2. Make Online Payment
    Pay the course fees by either using
     

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard via a secure online payment gateway for all first-come, first-served courses.

For award-bearing programmes:

Selected award-bearing programmes also provide online enrolment and payment service for its students.

If your programme accepts online enrolment and payment, a re-enrolment icon will be shown on the course webpage. Click the icon and follow the instructions to perform online enrolment and payment. You will receive relevant information from the programme team nearer the time of enrolment.

You may click here directly to access the online enrolment and payment service.

Please note the followings:

  1. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrolment will be confirmed once you have made the payment online. You will receive a payment confirmation after payment has been made successfully. You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances.
  3. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended as the web browser.

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Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.