Language Enhancement

Students take two mandatory credit-bearing English enhancement courses in Year 1 Semester I and Year 2 Semester II as part of the English enhancement programme. These two courses will equip students with the academic literacy and writing skills essential to their study at tertiary level. They will also receive 60 hours of mandatory non-credit-bearing English enhancement courses in  Year 1 Semester II and Year 2 Semester I . Optional IELTS preparation workshops will be held periodically on demand.

Besides, students are also required to study three Chinese enhancement courses and up to two Putonghua enhancement courses depending on their level. The Chinese enhancement programme consists of one mandatory credit-bearing course in Year 1 and two mandatory non-credit-bearing courses in subsequent semesters, which provide students with the input on Chinese language skills as well as elements of literature and culture. The Putonghua enhancement programme consists of two mandatory non-credit-bearing courses in Year 1. In addition, students can take 30 hours of optional non-credit-bearing Putonghua course after Year 1.