English Language Support

English Language Support

A variety of English language supports are provided, including online courses, face-to-face workshops and individual writing coaches.

English Proficiency Programme: online courses

English Proficiency (EP) Programme consists of 5 self-paced courses, including a diagnostic course SDE101 together with 4 language enhancement course (ELCs) that target at different aspects of language skills – SDE102 Developing Academic Writing Skills, SDE103 Grammar, SDE104 Academic Reading and SDE105 Academic Writing.

If you have not met the English Language Proficiency requirement, information on the courses and programme are available here.

If you have met the English Language Proficiency requirement, you can still opt-in for self-improvement in different aspects.

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Writing Workshops: face-to-face workshops

In addition to online courses, a series of face-to-face workshops are provided, which allows for more student interactions and teacher feedback. They aim at improving students’ writing skills in different types of assignments in university context, such as essay writing, proposal writing and report writing.

  1. SDW104 Introduction to Academic Writing
  2. SDW105 Academic Writing at Intermediate Level
  3. SDW107 Research Writing I: Proposal and Literature Review
  4. SDW108 Research Writing II: Methods and Finding

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Writing coaches

A writing support scheme is available where the specialised and trained graduate students provide writing coaching services to the undergraduates who might need individualised help to improve their writing skills.

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