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ELC CILL Workshops


Our ELC CILL Workshops are designed to help you actively improve your English in small groups. Each workshop lasts 2 hours and the workshop instructor provides all materials.



When are the workshops?

We have workshops throughout the semester. Check the calendar below to see which workshops are held on which day at what time.


What are the workshop topics?

1. Academic Skills (1)

  • Discussion skills
    • Speak up with your classmates during discussions
  • Presentations skills
    • Keep your audience‚Äôs attention as you present!
  • Editing academic essays
    • Improve your essays by correcting common errors

2. Academic skills (2)

  • Academic writing style
    • Write in university style, not WhatsApp style
  • Integrating citations & referencing skills
    • Effectively integrate citations into your essays
  • Grammar for academic writing
    • Use inversion to enhance your writing and learn other skills


  • IELTS Speaking
    • Find out about the IELTS Speaking test and get advice on improving your scores
  • IELTS Writing
    • Practise Task 1 and Task 2 in IELTS Writing and get tips on what to do or not do!
  • IELTS Listening and Reading
    • Do a practice listening and reading test, and get top tips on how to improve your score


4. Workplace English

  • Writing CVs
    • Make sure your CV stands out!
  • Impressing in job interviews
    • Learn how to successfully ace your next job interview
  • Persuasive speeches
    • Make your pitches succinct and persuasive!

5. Pronunciation

  • Consonants and vowels
    • Speak with accurate pronunciation!
  • Stress/rhythm
    • Find out which words to say louder, and which ones not!
  • Intonation
    • Rise and fall your voice in the right way!


How do I make a booking?

  • Go to the ELC Booking System (PolyU students only)
  • Select a session from the system and you will receive confirmation by email.


Where are the workshops held?

We use the Activity Area in Room A305 for most of our workshops. The exact location is in the confirmation email.

Is there anything else I should remember?

  • Be punctual for the workshop.
  • Use English!
  • Be an active learner! Our workshops are interactive, and you will get the most out of them asking more questions and doing all the activities during the workshop!


Last updated on: Thursday, August 22, 2019