MOOC stands for Massive Online Open Course. It is Massive as an unlimited number of participants can take the course. It is Online - users can access it anywhere and anytime as long as they have an Internet connection. It is Open as anyone can take the course; participants do not need to be a student in the PolyU. It is a Course, often based upon an existing university level subject.

Where are the courses?

edXedX is a MOOC provider that offers free online courses and classes. The PolyU is using edX to host its MOOCs. You can find out more about the PolyU on edX here.

edXKEEP stands for Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform. It is hosted by the Chinese University in Hong Kong and is another provider which the PolyU is using to host its MOOCs.

What are the ELC’s MOOCs?

The ELC has created a MOOC called English@Work in Asia.

The ELC is also creating a range of other courses.

What are they about?

English@Work in Asia is divided into two parts: Part 1 of the course covers the importance of leadership and creativity, writing, formatting and customising effective CVs and job application letters, and the importance of an online presence in job applications. Part 2 analyses what candidates should do before a job interview, how candidates should interact professionally and persuasively during a job interview, and what candidates should do post-interview. Online interviews are also covered in this part of the course.

Reading for Pleasure involves learners reading texts for enjoyment and to develop general reading skills. It puts the FUN back into Reading. This course has activities on 20 English books ranging from 59 Seconds to Animal Farm.

University English Self Study (UESS) is for students to self-study, practise and improve the academic English that they need for their university studies. Learn about appropriate academic style, correct referencing conventions, writing university levels essays and reports, and delivering academic presentations.

Learning4Life is an online independent self-learning course. Log-on, laugh, like, learn! Improve your language skills, learn about theories of intelligence, find out about effective study skills and have a healthy study-life balance!

How do I register?

Click on the logos below to take you to the registration page.

Job Applications
Job Interviews
Reading for Pleasure
University English Self Study
Learning 4 Life

What videos are there?

Industry professionals with worldwide experience have been interviewed on camera for English@Work in Asia. New videos specially created for the ELC are found in the other courses. Click on the social media links below for some sneak previews.

When is the launch date?

English@Work in Asia: Job applications: Running NOW!

English@Work in Asia: Job interviews: Running NOW!

Reading for Pleasure: Running NOW!

University English Self Study: 1 September 2017

Learning4Life: 4 September 2017


What do I do next?

Go to edX and register an account for free or go to KEEP and sign-up for an account for free.


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