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Certificate Programme in English Speaking Skills for the Workplace 在職英語會話技巧證書課程

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Course Information

Schedules
  • 12 Jan 2022 (Wed)
Registration period
21 Oct 2021 (Thu) - 11 Jan 2022 (Tue)
Price
HKD 10,050 CEF Reimbursable
(Please refer to (4) Schedule below
Application Fee: $150

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Study Mode
Duration
114 Hour(s)
Language
English
Location
Please refer to (4) Schedule below
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Course Overview

This programme aims at equipping participants with business communication skills; enhancing their ability to deliver clear and structured messages with an appropriate tone; and building their confidence in speaking through improved accuracy.

Upon completion of the programme, participants will be able to handle a wide range of work scenarios, and improve their use of language for various practical functions at work. With focused training, their pronunciation and accuracy will be enhanced for better communication.

 

What You’ll Learn

Structure

There are 5 modules in the programme:

379104 English Phonetics 20 hours 10 sessions
379105 Pronouncing English Accurately 20 hours 10 sessions
379102 Improving Listening and Speaking Skills 20 hours 10 sessions
389112 Practical Spoken English for the Office 24 hours 12 sessions
389108 English for Oral Business Communication 30 hours 10 sessions

Module

379104 English Phonetics

This course aims at improving participants' understanding of English pronunciation and speech system with the help of diagrams, IPA symbols and basic theories. Topics include:

(1) Organs of speech and the production of English sounds
(2) The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
(3) Vowels and consonants
(4) Syllable and stress
(5) Application of phonetic symbols in dictionaries
(6) Weak-forms and strong-forms

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

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.

389112 Practical Spoken English for the Office

This course aims at helping participants to build confidence in using English at work by developing essential functional skills such as greeting and entertaining visitors, offering assistance in common work scenarios, handling requests and complaints, understanding and responding to instructions, giving opinions, and making suggestions.

389108 English for Oral Business Communication

This course helps participants communicate better in English in business situations that include dealing with overseas visitors: greetings, introducing the company, presenting key information, and socializing. Topics include:

(1) Starting and controlling a meeting
(2) Discussion techniques
(3) Presenting data and information
(4) Practical conversations at work
(5) Expressing opinions
(6)Negotiations

Schedule

Class Schedule

Duration

Normally students will take 1 to 2 module(s) in each School Term* in order to complete the whole Certificate programme within 1 year.

On the other hand, you may also plan your own study pace as long as you can complete the entire programme within 3 years (starting from the commencement date of the first module you studied).

There are 3 School Terms every year: March Term, July Term and October Term.

Award

To qualify for the award of Certificate in English Speaking Skills for the Workplace, students are required to:
(1) have an attendance rate of 70% or above in each module; and
(2) have passed the assessments of each module.

Application

All applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

(a) For new applicants:

(1) Apply for the certificate programme:

- Fill in the Enrollment Form for Certificate and Diploma / Professional Proogrammes

Programme Code Programme Title

193-391400-01 (Please tick “Full Programme”)

Certificate Programme in English Speaking Skills for the Workplace

- Indicate your payment method for the application fee $150 in Part B (non-refundable)

(2) Choose one or two module(s) to study in the first term:

- Fill in another Enrollment Form for Certificate and Diploma / Professional Proogrammes with your name and the module information only.
For example, you would like to study “English Phonetics,”
Programme Code Programme Title
379104 (Please tick “Individual Subjects”)
English Phonetics

- Indicate your payment method for the tuition fee of this module in Part B

- Use a separate form for each module.

(3) Send the above forms with your supporting documents for admissions requirements to:
Languages Programme Team, 1/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong.

The school will notify the applicants of the results by mail.

(b) For current students who would like to enroll in the next module(s):

Please fill in the application form following the instructions in (a)(2) (you need not fill in Part C if no updates) and send to:
Languages Programme Team, 1/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong.

Or enroll it online: please select the module you wish to apply for and click on “Online Enrolment” on the course information page. (For existing students only)

The school will notify you the progress by email.
 



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