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					                       LANGUAGE CENTRE

                  The Language Centre offers courses in English, Chinese, Putonghua           MINOR PROGRAMMES IN FRENCH, GERMAN AND
                  and foreign languages (including French, German, Japanese, Spanish
                                                                                              JAPANESE LANGUAGES
                  Italian and Korean) to undergraduate students of the University.
                  These courses form an integral part of the academic training of HKBU
                                                                                              Students seeking to pursue the study of a minor programme would
                  students, in line with our philosophy of whole-person education and
                                                                                              need to fulfil 15 units of courses specified by the offering department/
                  of Complementary Studies.
                                                                                              programme, and note that no registration priority will be given to
                                                                                              enrolment in minor courses. Upon completion of the 15 units
                  Class sizes in the Language Centre are relatively small, enabling
                                                                                              required for the minor programmes, students should apply to the
                  students to practise the skills and receive the guidance they need. The
                                                                                              Academic Registry for approval.
                  emphasis in all classes is on using language in real-life contexts. A
                  variety of specially prepared learning materials are used, in the form
                                                                                              Requirements for French Language Programme
                  of course books, videos, audio tapes, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and other
                  multimedia interactive software. The Language Centre also operates
                                                                                              Required Courses                                                                9 units
                  three state-of-the-art multimedia language laboratories.
                                                                                                 FREN 1610                French I ....................................... 3 units
                                                                                                 FREN 1620                French II ...................................... 3 units
                  In addition to its general, credit-bearing language courses for
                                                                                                 FREN 2620                French III ..................................... 3 units
                  undergraduates, the Language Centre also designs and delivers
382               courses for the MA in Language Studies programme, and various
                                                                                              Elective Courses                                                            6 units
                  supplementary language courses.
                                                                                                 Two of the following courses:
                                                                                                  FREN 2630            French IV .................................... 3 units
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                  Courses offered in the Language Centre include: English I and II,
                                                                                                  FREN 3620            French V ...................................... 3 units
                  University Chinese, Language Use and Communication, Advanced
                                                                                                  FREN 3630            Contemporary French Society
                  Listening in English, Advanced English Pronunciation, Creative and
                                                                                                                         through Its National Cinema .. 3 units
                  Practical Writing in Chinese and various courses in Putonghua and
                                                                                                                                                                         15 units
                  foreign languages (including French, German, Japanese, Spanish,
                  Italian and Korean).
                                                                                              Students in the French Stream of the BSocSc (Hons) in European
                                                                                              Studies programme are not allowed to claim the minor in the French
                  Language Enhancement Programme
                                                                                              language.
                  English Bridging Course
                                                                                              Requirements for German Language Programme
                  First-year incoming undergraduates with a score of Grade E in AS Use
                  of English are required to attend this one-week course. The aim of the
                                                                                              Required Courses                                                              9 units
                  course is to help students adjust to an English-medium learning
                                                                                                 GERM 1610                German I ..................................... 3 units
                  environment and improve their speaking and listening proficiency.
                                                                                                 GERM 1620                German II ................................... 3 units
                                                                                                 GERM 2620                German III .................................. 3 units
                  Writing Enhancement Service
                  On a group and/or individual basis, the Writing Enhancement Service
                                                                                              Elective Courses                                                         6 units
                  helps undergraduate and postgraduate students improve their writing
                                                                                                 Two of the following courses:
                  skills.
                                                                                                  GERM 2630            German IV .................................. 3 units
                                                                                                  GERM 3630            Business German ........................ 3 units
                  Speaking Enhancement Service (Putonghua)
                                                                                                  GERM 3640            Creative Writing in German ...... 3 units
                  On a group basis, the Speaking Enhancement Service helps students
                                                                                                                                                                      15 units
                  improve their Putonghua speaking skills.
                                                                                              Students in the German Stream of the BSocSc (Hons) in European
                  Supplementary Language Courses
                                                                                              Studies programme are not allowed to claim the minor in the German
                  The LC's Supplementary Language Courses help students improve
                                                                                              language.
                  their English, Chinese and Putonghua, and acquire other languages
                  such as Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, French and German. The
                                                                                              Requirements for Japanese Language Programme
                  courses are non-credit bearing and enrolment is on a voluntary basis.
                  Certificates of attendance are given to students in all courses.
                                                                                              Required Courses                                                               9 units
                  Certificates of merit are given to students who pass their final tests in
                                                                                                 JPN      1010            Japanese I .................................... 3 units
                  Putonghua courses.
                                                                                                 JPN      1020            Japanese II ................................... 3 units
                                                                                                 JPN      2010            Japanese III ................................. 3 units
                  Independent Language Learning
                  The Language Centre offers a wide range of facilities for independent
                                                                                              Elective Courses                                                          6 units
                  language learning, to help students improve their English, Putonghua
                                                                                                 Two of the following courses:
                  and other languages through individual study. Our English Learning
                                                                                                  JPN        2020      Japanese IV ................................. 3 units
                  Oasis has a broad selection of materials to improve general English
                                                                                                  JPN        3010      Japanese V .................................. 3 units
                  proficiency, academic English, specific language skills, preparation
                                                                                                  JPN        3610      Business Japanese ....................... 3 units
                  for IELTS, etc. In addition, we offer support to students to develop
                                                                                                                                                                       15 units
                  independent language-learning skills. Materials for Putonghua
                  learning, which include "Interactive Putonghua", a multimedia
                                                                                              Remarks: Students should note that the above courses in the three
                  learning system and other self-learning software, are also provided in
                                                                                                       minor programmes may not be offered every semester.
                  our Putonghua Language Laboratory. Students can make use of
                  these facilities to make progress at their own pace.

				
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