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Certificate Programme in English (Intermediate Level) 中級英語證書課程

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Course Information

Schedules
  • 14 Jan 2022 (Fri)
Registration period
22 Oct 2021 (Fri) - 13 Jan 2022 (Thu)
Price
HKD 8,100
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Study Mode
Duration
114 Hour(s)
Language
English
Location
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Course Overview

At intermediate level, the courses prepare participants for a greater understanding of rare complex and abstract structures and topics, as well as higher level English Skills in daily communication.

It is designed for participants to further develop their foundation of English and prepare them for deeper enquiry in other areas of the language. Upon completion of the programme, participants will be able to manage common practical communication in daily life or work and develop confidence and useful strategies to express themselves.

 

What You’ll Learn

359104 English in Use

This course is suitable for participants who wish to improve their proficiency in everyday English, focusing on practical communication on word, phrase, and sentence levels in daily life or work situations.

Topics include:

(1) Pronunciation and speaking skills
(2) English grammar for more precise expression of ideas
(3) Vocabulary for common use
(4) Practical writing skills

379105 Pronouncing English Accurately

This course builds on participants' knowledge of English phonetics and aims to improve their accuracy in pronouncing words through listening practice, dictionary work, and oral skills.

Topics include:

(1) Distinguishing and producing speech sounds
(2) Consonants, vowels and diphthongs
(3) Syllable, word, and sentence stress
(4) Rhythm, intonation, and enunciation
(5) Connected speech
(6) Different English accents

359102 English Grammar

This course is designed for participants who wish to go beyond basic grammar. It will provide a review of the eight parts of speech in the Basic English Grammar course followed by a more thorough study of other major aspects of grammar.

Topics include:

(1) Revision of tenses
(2) Gerunds and infinitives
(3) Direct & indirect questions
(4) Relative & participial phrases/clauses
(5) Adjective & adverb phrases/clauses
(6) Comparatives & superlatives
(7) Collective nouns
(8) Conditionals

379102 Improving Listening and Speaking Skills

Focusing mainly on using English for everyday communication, this course integrates speaking with listening and puts participants in different practice situations where they need to interact with others in pair or group. Through responding to different input from listening, participants develop the confidence and useful strategies to express themselves orally in common, immediate settings.

369104 Writing Skills Workshop

The course aims at helping participants develop writing skills by:
(1) Reading, analysing and responding to a variety of written work
(2) Practising logical and coherent writing in the right tone
(3) Applying a wider variety of structures in expression

Although the focus is expository writing, which begins with a clear thesis followed by logical arguments, the concepts and ideas presented can be applied to business and other writing tasks.

Participants who complete their reading and writing assignments can expect a substantial improvement in their reading and writing skills.


Skills covered in this course


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