The English and Foreign Languages Department offers English as well as foreign languages courses to all BCA students to help them develop or improve their language skills for their working life in a globalised market.
|Course||Delivery Mode||Hours per week|
|English Language and Study Skills||2 semesters||6 hours per week|
|Personal Development and Academic English||2 semesters||4 hours per week|
|September English Courses||1 month (September)||6-9 hours per week|
|English for Business Studies||2 semesters||2 hours per week|
|English for Maritime Studies||2 semesters||2 hours per week|
|IELTS preparation||From 2 to 6 semesters||3 hours per week|
|Chinese||From 2 to 6 semesters||3 hours per week|
English Language and Study Skills
This module is designed to help students develop all-four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - through a range of activities which engage students and allow them to improve English in a thorough and stimulating way. It will also assist them to develop basic study & academic skills in order to facilitate their transition from High School to University Studies.
Personal Development and Academic English
This module is designed to equip students with key transferable as well as English language skills that will enable them to succeed in a competitive academic and managerial setting and cope with the increasing trend toward independent study and lifelong learning.
September English Courses
The students whose competence in English is still rather weak, will have the opportunity to attend an additional English language course in September in order to improve their level. This course covers all skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, including grammar and vocabulary.
English for Business Studies
This course is designed to help students understand and talk about key business, marketing and economic concepts. It covers a wide range of issues, including work and motivation, production, marketing, advertising, banking, business ethics, tourism industry, exchange rates and international trade. It also draws on authentic texts and real companies to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive language and terminology. By the end of this course, students will have raised their overall level of English to the point where they can effectively understand academic texts and journals. This course is open to all BCA students having a satisfactory command of English.
English for Maritime Studies
This course is designed to improve students’ knowledge of English for use in the shipping and academic environments. Students are expected to develop skills used mostly in a maritime context. The material covers a range of topics primarily from the shipping world, such as companies, meetings, organizational structure, regulations and leadership, without, however, excluding the academic side of management. It involves a number of reading skills such as predicting and extracting main ideas and understanding texts related to the maritime transportation industry. They will also develop their writing skills, such as presentation and report writing, based on real life shipping business cases. By the end of this course, students will have improved their overall level of English to the point where they can effectively understand academic and shipping texts and lectures as well as express themselves in speech and writing. This course is open to all BCA students having a satisfactory command of English.
Students will be prepared for the official IELTS exam, by understanding questions, improving task completions, building up interview techniques and improving their listening, writing and reading skills under exam conditions.
This language course is designed to help students develop all four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - through a range of stimulating activities. At the end of the sixth semester, students will have improved their competence in Chinese so they will be able to exchange information and express simple opinions in discussions with native speakers, understand main ideas and produce texts on familiar and routine topics.