New Program – English as a Foreign Language

This year the Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures has launched a new Program, English as a Foreign Language  convened by Dr Lai Ping Florence Ma.


Who is the new program for?

It is designed for students from non-English speaking backgrounds, aiming to further develop and consolidate their English language skills for academic, professional and social settings. It provides ample opportunities for students to practise reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through extensive in-class activities, online practice, and independent learning. Students will develop a deep understanding of the structural properties of English through analysing a variety of spoken and written English texts.

This program also develops students’ inter-cultural awareness and communication skills to enable them to become competent communicators in local, international and cross-cultural contexts. It equips students with useful language skills to complete their academic studies successfully and to broaden their career options.

Modes and units offered

This program is offered through both on-campus and external mode, and it currently consists of 4 units:

  • EFLA100 (English as a Foreign Language in Practice)
  • EFLA110 (English as a Foreign Language Consolidation)
  • EFLA201 (English as a Foreign Language Expansion I)
  • EFLA202 (English as a Foreign Language Expansion II)

For more information, please click on the link –  English as a Foreign Language or contact Dr Florence Ma:

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