English Language Program

The English Language Program offers both pre-sessional English courses, as well as Academic English units for the Diploma programs.

The English Language Program offers the following courses:

ACK ENGLISH I Intensive (ACKENG1N) - Accept 3.0-3.5 IELTS Average or equivalent

This is a one semester course which includes essential training in the four English language skills, study skills, and experiential learning. Upon successful completion of this level, students will have an adequate foundation to move forward to the next level (ACK ENGLISH II).

ACK ENGLISH I (ACKENG1) - Accept 4.0-4.5 IELTS Average or equivalent

This is a one semester course which includes essential training in the four English language skills, study skills, and experiential learning. Upon successful completion of this level, students will have an adequate foundation to move forward to the next level (ACK ENGLISH II).

ACK ENGLISH II – Business (ACKENG2B) - Accept 5.0 IELTS Average or equivalent

This is a one semester course which includes essential training in the four English language skills, study skills, and experiential learning. Upon successful completion of this level, students are then admitted to Diploma programs.

ACK ENGLISH II – Engineering (ACKENG2E) - Accept 5.0 IELTS Average or equivalent

This is a one semester course which includes essential training in the four English language skills, study skills, and experiential learning. Upon successful completion of this level, students are then admitted to Diploma programs.

Diploma Units Offered by the English Language Program

FSP110 – English for Engineering

This is a one semester course designed to meet the needs of students in the Engineering School to research, read and write extensively. It aims to equip them with the research, reading and writing skills and strategies that are necessary to identify relevant information in the genres common in their field; read them to identify and synthesize relevant ideas; and incorporate these ideas in an extended piece of writing that clearly shows the critical stance of the student/writer, while adhering to the formal requirements of text structure, format and referencing.

FSP111 – English for Business

This is a one semester course designed to meet the needs of students in the School of Business to research, read and write extensively. It aims to equip them with the research, reading and writing skills and strategies that are necessary to identify relevant information in the genres common in their field; read them to identify and synthesize relevant ideas; and incorporate these ideas in an extended piece of writing that clearly shows the critical stance of the student/writer, while adhering to the formal requirements of text structure, format and referencing.

General Learning Outcomes/Objectives:

  • Apply the writing process to produce an academic/research paper
  • Comprehend, analyze, interpret, evaluate, and critically respond to written academic texts
  • Communicate effectively in academic contexts
  • Comprehend and interpret spoken academic texts using note-taking strategies
  • Apply research skills to source, evaluate, and synthesize information
  • Be able to work individually and collaboratively in order to apply transferable academic skills (21st century skills)​