SG8002 English for the Medium of Instruction

SG8002 English for the Medium of Instruction is a course for research degree students. This course aims to provide students with the language skills they will need for English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI). The course aims to guide students towards fluent, correct, and intelligible speech while showing them functions of English needed for teaching in various academic settings (e.g., classrooms, laboratories, and consultation hours) and strategies for continual maintenance of gains made in their English proficiency.

We now accept submission of the application by email. Please fill in the application form which you can download on this page and send the form to with the supporting documents (if any). The application have to be sent from your CityU email account.


Application for exemption of prerequisite of SG8001 Teaching Students: First Steps

Prerequisite of SG8001 Teaching Students: First Steps is a pass in SG8002 English for the Medium of Instruction.

Exemptions from this prerequisite are granted to students who have achieved an overall band score of IELTS of 6.5 or above with a score of the speaking component of 6.5 or above; or an overall score of 79 or above in TOEFL internet-based test or 550 or above in paper-based test or 213 or above in computer-based test with a score of 20 or above in the speaking section of TOEFL iBT or its equivalent in the paper-based or computer-based TOEFL tests. Expired test scores will not be accepted. Exemptions can also be granted on a case-by-case basis to students who show proof that they are native speakers of English and to those who have successfully completed a master's degree majoring in English studies (e.g. Linguistics in English, English Literature, Teaching English as a Second Language, etc.).

Application form

Please download the application form in Word / PDF.


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