Minor in English for Professional Communication

This programme aims to:

  • Assist students in developing their English proficiency through the study of and exposure to a wide range of professional communicative contexts, locally and internationally.
  • Acquaint students with a basic theoretical understanding of the use of English in Professional Communication, and the impact of globalization on the use of English.
  • Cultivate students' ability to analyze the English language, and its use in specific professional and business contexts.
  • Develop in students an appreciation for the relationship between communication and culture, bringing an awareness of the roles and rules of language both within and across a range of intercultural and intra-cultural contexts.
  • Offer students basic training in the use of English in professional and corporate communication.
  • Develop in students the ability to critically evaluative and reflect on language use and build their interpersonal skills for different professional contexts.

Credit distribution

Core 3
Electives 12
Total number of credit units 15
  • Not all electives can be offered in any one year.
  • Any student would like to declare a minor should take at least half of the coursework at the Department. That is 8 out of 15 credit units for a minor. In this connection, coursework exemption or credit transfer should be limited to a maximum of 7.

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