Excel@English Scheme (EES)


What is EES?



The Excel@English Scheme helps you

  • improve your English in specifically targeted areas
  • explore appropriate and personalised language learning paths so that you can excel in your studies and future career

The Scheme provides you with

  • a detailed diagnostic report of your weaknesses in English using the Diagnostic English Language Tracking Assessment (DELTA)
  • an ELC expert to help you plan your learning and provide support throughout the Scheme
  • a package of online independent learning materials that target your areas of weakness and address your individual needs
  • a user-friendly online system to facilitate your learning progress
  • a star system to reward your efforts

How to Enroll


  1. Come to the Information Session (5 September 2017, Tuesday, 6:30- 7:30pm, CD301 or on 12 September 2017, Tuesday, 6:30 – 7:30pm, DE303)
  2. Sign up for the Mentoring Sessions (Weeks 1 and 2 in September)

How to Successfully Complete EES


  1. Complete the online Pre-quiz on Learn@PolyU (by September/January)
  2. Take the 1st DELTA and receive your DELTA Report (by February)
  3. Complete the language activities on Learn@PolyU
  4. Either meet your ELC mentor or book an ELC Writing Assistance Programme (WAP) or Speaking Assistance Programme (SAP) session via ELC booking system for advice on planning learning activities and/or learning paths
  5. Check your progress on 'My Grades' on Learn@PolyU to see the points you have earned
  6. Complete the online Post-quiz on Learn@PolyU (by semester end)
  7. Take the 2nd DELTA and receive your DELTA Report (in 2nd semester)
  8. Fulfil the requirements of the Excel@English Scheme until June 30 2018
  9. Become an EES Star and join the awards ceremony in August 2018

    Become an EES Star!
    Improve English and win great prizes!

Become an EES Star


To become an EES Star, you need to meet the requirements of each tier of the star system:


Semester Single-star() – 400 points minimum

Annual Single-star() – 800 points minimum, which must include points from

  • the online EES pre- and post-quizzes
  • online EES language activities
  • at least TWO ELC language programmes, e.g. WAP, SAP,and Reading Club activities

Semester Single-star awardees will each receive a token of appreciation and have her/his photo posted on the ELC Board of Star

Annual Single-star awardees will each receive a prize, a certificate of achievement, and have her/his photo posted on the ELC Board of Star

 

Semester Double-star () – 750 points minimum
Annual Double-star () – 1500 points minimum, which must include points from

  • the online EES pre- and post quizzes
  • online EES language activities
  • DELTA, 1st attempt
  • at least THREE ELC language programmes, e.g. WAP, SAP, Reading Club activities, English Club activities, EES language workshops, and Mentoring sessions

Semester Double-star awardees will each receive a prize and have his/her photo posted on the ELC Board of Stars

Annual Double-star awardees will each receive a special prize, a certificate of achievement, and have his/her photo posted on the ELC Board of Stars

 

Semester Triple-star ()  – 1500 points minimum

Annual Triple-star ()  – 3000 points minimum, which must include points from

  • the online EES pre- and post quizzes
  • online EES language activities
  • DELTA, 1st and 2nd attempts
  • at least FOUR ELC language programmes, e.g. WAP, SAP, Reading Club activities, English Club activities, EES language workshops, CILL Award Scheme, Mentoring sessions, and Read@PolyU

Semester Triple-star awardees will each receive a special prize, a certificate of achievement, a letter of commendation, and have his/her photo posted on the ELC Board of Stars

Annual Triple-star awardees will each receive a GRAND prize, a certificate of achievement, a letter of commendation, and have his/her photo posted on the ELC Board of Stars

You gain points by

  1. giving correct answers to the online EES quizzes and language activities
  2. answering correctly the questions in the DELTA tests

You also receive 50 points by attending a session of the following ELC language programmes or playing EES mobile game:

  1. The Writing Assistance Programme (WAP)
  2. The Speaking Assistance Programme (SAP)
  3. EES language workshops
  4. Mentoring sessions
  5. Reading Club activities
  6. English Club activities, e.g. Big Mouth Corner, Culture Workshop
  7. Read@PolyU
  8. EES mobile game - "Alphabet Vs Aliens"
  9. EES app icon QR Code
  10. "Cirque du Self-Access" (Virtual Self-Access Centre)
  11. English@Work in Asia: Job applications
  12. English@Work in Asia: Job interviews
  13. Other English language activities recommended by your teacher

You also earn points by 

  1. completing the CILL Award Scheme: Bronze (50 points), Silver (70 points) or Gold (100 points)

The points you earn

  • from (1) and (2) above will be automatically recorded on 'My Grades' of your EES Blackboard account which you can check whenever you like
  • from (3),(4),(10),(11) and (15), you need to inform the counter staff at the Centre for Independent Language Learning (CILL, A305) to input the score into 'My Grades'
  • from (5) to (9) and (14), you need to inform the teacher-in-charge of the programme about your EES membership, and the teacher will then email us about your attendance and the corresponding points for entry into 'My Grades'
  • from (12) to (13), you need to take a screenshot of the MOOC once it is finished and inform the counter staff at the Centre for Independent Language Learning (CILL, A305) to input the score into 'My Grades'

EES Stars


 

EES Mentors


EES Mentors

 

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