GE courses in University Chinese, University English, and Public Speaking (GCLA & GCPS)

 
List of GE language courses

University English

University English courses aim to develop students’ general proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and foster appropriate communicative strategies and greater effectiveness in the use of English in academic, professional, and social settings.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
After completing these two courses, students should be able to:

  1. Identify and evaluate the main ideas in English texts in a range of genres;
  2. Comprehend English that is spoken in standard international accents in a variety of genres;
  3. Write English essays of an academic, expository or argumentative nature, expounding a theme or topic in a logical and coherent manner, with good grammar and choice of vocabulary;
  4. Participate in oral discussions and presentations in English in a coherent and effective manner;
  5. Improve their English proficiency independently using self-access multimedia resources.
GCLA1008
GCLA1008
GCLA1009
GCLA1009

University Chinese 大學中文

The Chinese course aims to enhance students’ competence and interest in reading, writing, speaking and Chinese language knowledge, and to foster the linguistic proficiency and communication skills that are essential to their study and future careers.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
After completing this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify and evaluate the main ideas in Chinese texts in a variety of genres;
  2. Write Chinese essays of an academic, expository or argumentative nature, expounding a theme or topic in a logical and coherent manner, with correct grammar and appropriate choice of vocabulary;
  3. Speak and debate in public with effective techniques and confidence;
  4. Clearly describe the cultural content of Chinese language through concrete analyses of Chinese characters and idioms;
  5. Improve their Chinese proficiency independently using self-access multimedia resources.
GCLA1005
GCLA1005
GCLA1015
GCLA1015
GCLA1016
GCLA1016

Public Speaking

The course aims to develop students’ public speaking skills in English and Putonghua for the purpose of effectively expressing their points of view in a variety of settings.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
After completing this course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a grasp of key concepts, principles, and theories underlying effective public speaking;
  2. Apply the principles of effective public speaking to preparing and delivering actual presentations;
  3. Conduct audience analysis to prepare speeches for intended audiences;
  4. Draw upon a variety of sources to enrich your oral presentations;
  5. Analyze and evaluate presentations produced by yourself and others.
GCPS1005
GCPS1005