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Workplace English

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

Course No. : 242-391400-01|Start Date : 27/05/2024

Admission Requirements

(1) Completion of secondary education, or equivalent; or
(2) Aged 21 or above

Instructor

CUSCS Instructor

Language Used

English

Total Hours

114

Session

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Place

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Start Date

07/05/2024

Schedule

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Time

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Application Fee

$150

Tuition Fee

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Level

Certificate programmes

QF Level

2

QR Registration No.

07/000559/2

QR Registration Validity Period

05/05/2008 - Ongoing

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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.

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Structure

There are 5 modules in the programme:
Code Title Hour Session
379104 English Phonetics 20 hours 10 sessions
379105 Pronouncing English Accurately 20 hours 10 sessions
379102 Improving Listening and Speaking Skills 20 hours 8 sessions
389112 Practical Spoken English for the Office 24 hours 8 sessions
389108 English for Oral Business Communication 30 hours 10 sessions

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Module

379104 English Phonetics
Phonetics is the foundation for training English speaking skills. This course starts from IPA, monosyllabic and poly-syllabic, it provides training for participants to learn how to articulate sounds correctly. Upon completion of the course, students can speak correctly.


379105 Pronouncing English Accurately
This course provides an introduction to English phonetics including:
(1) how the speech organs work in English;
(2) consonants, vowels and diphthongs;
(3) syllable word and sentence stress;
(4) rhythm intonation and enunciation, and
(5) intonation.

The course will also practise on identifying and highlighting the most important words in any given situation so as to express what we want to say clearly. Paired and small group activities will be conducted. The focus will be on correcting pronunciation and enhancing an uninhibited expression.


379102 Improving Listening and Speaking Skills
Participants will be required to listen to exercises on various topics related to daily life, or current affairs.

Speaking skills will be improved through pair up work, group discussions and interactive activities that are built on the listening topics.


389112 Practical Spoken English for the Office
This course aims at helping participants to build confidence in using English in the office by developing essential skills such as greeting and entertaining visitors, screening calls or callers, leaving or taking messages, offering assistance, handling requests, and inquiries and replies, dealing with complaints, understanding and responding to instructions, giving opinions, making suggestions. Participants will be expected to participate in class activities that involve listening, reading, writing and speaking.


389108 English for Oral Business Communication

This intermediate course will help you communicate better in English in business situations that include dealing with overseas visitors: greeting, introducing and socializing.

Topics will include:
(1)starting and controlling a meeting;
(2)discussion techniques;
(3)presenting and supporting opinions;
(4)talking about yourself and your company;
(5)day-to-day work and practical telephone techniques.

Practical work will be included, such as making presentations, debating and discussion.
Audio and visual aids are used throughout the course which will give students opportunity to practise their listening skills. Grammar structures will also be covered in class.

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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).

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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.

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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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CEF Information

1. CEF Reimbursable Course Information

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 2).

For programmes commenced before 22 August 2019:
CEF Reimbursable Course Title: Certificate Programme in English Speaking Skills for the Workplace
CEF Reimbursable Course Code: 24C001978

For programmes commenced after 22 August 2019:
CEF Reimbursable Course Title: Certificate in English Speaking Skills for the Workplace
CEF Reimbursable Course Code: 38C117790

Note: only eligible applicant who has successful completed the entire programme can apply for reimbursement of course fees. Students who have completed only some of the modules are NOT eligible for the application for reimbursement.

2. Benchmark Test Requirements
Score 3 in IELTS (Academic Module), OR
Score 32 in Versant English Test, OR
Grade 4 in Trinity GESE

Applicant should submit the claim for reimbursement of the benchmark test fees with the claim for the tuition fee of the Certificate Programme in English Speaking Skills for the Workplace.

For other details about benchmark tests, please refer to CEF website

3. Application and Reimbursement Procedures
Please refer to Information on Continuing Education Fund (CEF)