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Introduction to General English

Dear Wenzorians,

 

On behalf of Center for English Language Teaching (CELT), we would like to take the chance to introduce the center to you. CELT is the center in charge of General English for students program of four-year in the day division and night division. For the day division, General English is a required courses of 24 credits open for fresh persons, sophomores and juniors at Wenzao except those who can waive the course with their CSEPT higher than 345 [1]. After the placement test in August, students are divided into levels and then receive a systematical and multi-cultural English education. General English aims at:

1. solidifying students basic English skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) to apply what they have learned on their expertise;

2. helping students understand multicultural backgrounds to expand their global vision;

3. activating students acquisition to improve their communicative ability in English;

4. promoting students learning motivation to help them to pass the graduation benchmark.

 

We sincerely wish you enjoy the courses and learn a lot in General English course. To help you learn more about General English, an FAQ section can be retrieved as follows. However, if you still have other questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Center for English Language Teaching

 

[1] Please check Appendix I for the comparison among different kinds of test.

 

 

 

Q1

Why are there levels of courses in General English?

為何共同英文要分級呢?

A1

Y1 students are usually divided into a variety of levels in English classes after the placement test. Freshmen placement is made on the basis of CEFR levels. At different levels, different teaching materials and methods are employed to adapt to learners’ English ability. For example, in some basic levels (e.g.,A1a,A1b,etc.), role playing is frequently used to offer students chances to practice oral English. From ESP/EMI modules, students are exposed to profession-oriented courses and projects, allowing students to have more chances to apply their English in different fields. We believe you will feel more comfortable and less stressful under such an adaptive instruction.

大一新生(或轉學生)開學前進行分班測驗,根據測驗結果依CEFR分級制度編入不同級別。不同的級數會有不同的教材和教學方式。例如,A1a, A1b, and A2a常會以角色扮演的方式讓學生有機會練習英文口說。而專業導向模組則提供不同領域學習及專案活動,配合學生程度,適性教學,並降低學習壓力。

 

Q2

I am not satisfied with the level I am at right now; how can I be upgraded to a higher level?

我覺得我被分配到的級數課程太簡單了,我可以申請跳級嗎?

A2

1. Students will be upgraded one level higher in the next school year if the SCEPT score passes the current level. However, if you want to be upgraded more than one level, you need to meet two requirements as follows. Firstly, present a certificate of an officially-approved language test to prove your English proficiency. Secondly, your performance in your English course in the previous semester should be ranked at top 50%. According to the center regulations, students can be upgraded to three levels at the most.

2. If you are a fresh person, in the first week, you can tell your General English teacher and the teacher can give his/her suggestion to renew your level.

1.每一學年,學生會依CSEPT成績達到升級標準調升一個級數,如需調升更高,必須符合下列2項條件: 1) 憑官方認證之英檢成績證明申請跳級; 2) 前一學期共同英文成績必須是班上百分之五十。根據中心規定: 跳級至多只能跳三級。

2.若是大一(或轉學生)剛入學,則在剛開學第一周經過和任課老師評估之後,始得修改級數。

 

 

Q3

I do not know why I am in such a level. It is too difficult for me. Please put me in a lower level.

我被分配到的級數,課程對我來說實在太難了,我想要降級。

A3

We divide students into different levels based on their placement test. We believe sometimes students may not do the test well due to many reasons but rarely can a student do the test unreasonably well. Therefore, based on the center regulation, students can only ask to shift to a higher level but not to a lower level. If you still feel troubled catching up with other students in the level, we recommend you make use of self-learning materials offered by school.

我們相信英檢有其客觀之標準反應學生能力和潛力。依照規定,學生只能申請升到更高的級數,但無法申請跳到低級數。如果你還是覺得沒辦法跟上該級數的課程進度,我們建議可先洽授課老師尋求協助。

 

Q4

If I want to improve my English, can you suggest sources that I can reach?

學校能提供甚麼讓我改善英文呢?

A4

In addition to school library materials (such as books and video resources), we highly recommend you go to LDCC (Language Diagnostic and Consulting Center) on the third floor of Lourdes Hall. In this center, you can consult teachers about your learning problems and they will offer you learning suggestions and many other useful resources. At LDCC, you can make use of the following materials:

  1. self-learning software, (b) supplementary materials, (c) mini-club, (d) prescription courses, (e) speaking practice, (f) learning diagnosis, (g) learning consultancy, and (h) learning lectures. In fact, you can earn bonus points by attending or using all these materials.

Additionally, around March, the center will invite students who make progress in CSEPT as speakers to share their learning strategies. It is also helpful for you to better your English.

除了學校圖書館的資源,我們強烈推薦你善加利用露德樓的英外語診斷中心。在這個地方,你可找到老師幫你診斷並解決學習上的困難,此外,老師也可以提供建議和其他學習資源。英外語診斷中心可提供的教材包含:自學軟體、補充教材、小型社團、診斷課程、口說練習、學習診斷、學習諮詢以及學習講座。你也可以透過自學方案獲得課堂學習的加分。歡迎探索外診中心。

另外,每年三月,英語教學中心邀請大學英檢大幅進步的同學分享他們的學習方法。

 

 

Q5

I am interested in attending contests. Is there any information about English contests?

是否可以提供英文相關競賽的資訊呢?

A5

Yes. CELT would post related information occasionally. Besides, in every semester, at least one contest will be held by the center and you are welcome to take part in the contest. Please check our homepage regularly.

英語教學中心會不定時發佈相關的競賽資訊。除此之外,在每一個學期,會舉辦至少一項校內競賽。所以,請多多瀏覽中心網頁。

 

Q6

When can I apply for course retaking, make-up course, credit transferring, credit waiving and level upgrading/skipping?

何時可以申請英文重、補修和學分的抵免呢?

A6

The due time is the end of the first week of each semester.

原則上,截止日期為每學期的第一週,以學校行事曆為準。

 

Q7

If I need to ask for a leave during mid/final term examination, what should I do?

我若需在共同英文期中或期末考時請假,我該怎麼辦呢?

A7

Since General English is a general subject taken by Year 1 to Year 3 students, please do understand that leaves are not easily approved. Please try not to ask for a leave during the midterm/final term examinations except emergency cases such as serious accidents or acute diseases or on official leave approved of in advance.

因為共英課程是大一到大三的必修課程。所以,除非特殊狀況(如重大意外、疾病或者是先經過校方同意的公假等),請避免在期中考/期末考週請假。

 

Q8

What is a substitute course? Can I take it to waive my General English credits?

甚麼是替代課程?我可以修這門課來抵免共同英文嗎?

A8

A substitute course is open only for the senior to pass the graduation benchmark. In fact, it is not a regular course; therefore, you cannot waive your General English credits by attending such a course.

替代課程是為協助大四學生通過畢業門檻所設的課程。它不列為正規科目, 所以無法用來抵免共同英文課程。

 

 

Q9

I am not a major in English. Why should I spend so much time taking General English?

我又不是英文系的學生,為何要修這麼多的英文課?

A9

English has become a tool commonly used among people of all walks of life. It is a global language and learning English is definitely helpful for you to communicate with people around the world. Besides, English can be a plus benefit in your future work. For example, if you are a major in Communication Arts, English can help you to reach more global information about communication arts. Even if you take Chinese as your major, English would be beneficial for you to find a job of teaching Chinese internationally. Thus, learning English well would help better your future.

英文已是生活中必要的交流工具,是全球化的語言。學習英文能幫助你和世界各國的人交流。此外,英文對你未來的工作會有額外的幫助。例如,如果你是傳播藝術系,英文可以讓你了解全球上各個傳播藝術的相關資訊。即使你是主修中文,在找教中文的工作上,英文自然會是主要利基。所以,學好英文對你會有更大的幫助。

 

Q10

I do not need to take General English; however, I still need to take courses to earn 24 credits. Is there any suggestion for me?

我不需要修共同英文,但仍需要修滿 24 學分,中心是否能給予建議呢?

A10

First of all, congratulations. If you do not need to take General English, this means you must have a good command of English. Next, for the 24 credits you need to take, the center offers several elective courses such as Academic Writing, English Proficiency Test Skills and so on. You are welcome to take any of them. Besides, you can also take courses in other departments. This means courses that are not English-based can be approved by the department you belong to. Another possibility to waive the 24 credits is to take the ESP/EAP//EMI modules recognized by the institution.

先恭喜你,如果你不用修共同英文,代表你英文程度非常好。其次,中心也提供一些選修課程如學術英文寫作或是英文檢定技巧等,歡迎同學修習。此外,你可以修習你所屬系所認可的課程(英文無相關也可),或選修ESP/EAP/EMI模組抵免24學分。

更新日期2022/8/8