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Spring 2003 Workshops

On this page: Workshops Timetable | EIW Workshops | IELTS Workshops | Independent Learning Workshops for Spring term 2003.

Workshops Timetable

Name of Workshop





Independent Language Learning

(Maximum of 10 students)


27 Jan
10 Feb

4.30 - 6.30 p.m.
4.30 - 6.30 p.m.

David Wong

17 Feb
24 Feb

12.30 - 2.30 p.m.
12.30 - 2.30 p.m.

Rosana Ho

3 Mar
10 Mar

4.30 - 6.30 p.m.
4.30 - 6.30 p.m.

David Wong

17 Mar
24 Mar

12.30 - 2.30 p.m.
12.30 - 2.30 p.m.

Rosana Ho

IELTS Writing

(Maximum of 30 students)


27 Jan
10,17,24 Feb
3,10,17,24 Mar
7,14,28 Apr

12.30 - 1.30 p.m.

Sue Fitzgerald

IELTS Listening

(Maximum of 30 students)


28 Jan
11,18,25 Feb
4,11,18,25 Mar
1,8,15,22,29 Apr

12.30 - 1.30 p.m.

Terri Leong

IELTS Reading

(Maximum of 30 students)


29 Jan
12,19,26 Feb
5,12,19,26 Mar
2,9,16 Apr

5.30 - 6.30

John Jones

IELTS Speaking

(Maximum of 30 students)


30 Jan
13,20,27 Feb
6,13,20,27 Mar
3,10,17,24 Apr

5.30 - 6.30 p.m.

Nick Florent


(Maximum of 30 students)


18,25 Feb
4,11,18,25 Mar
1,8,15,22,29 Apr

5.30 - 6.30 p.m.

John Blake


19,26 Feb
5,12,19,26 Mar
2,9,16,23,30 Apr

12.30 - 1.30 p.m.

Neil Hunt


21,28 Feb
7,14,21,28 Mar
4,11,25 Apr

12.30 – 1.30 p.m.

Sunny Chu

Please sign up at the counter in A305.

EIW Workshops

Want to be a competent communicator in the eyes of your boss, co-workers and clients?
If yes, join the EIW workshops.

Areas to be covered in the workshops include:

  • Attending job interviews
  • Writing letters, memos and reports
  • Participating in problem-solving meetings

Three sessions per week - the second and the third session are a repeat of the first one (so don’t worry if you miss the first one!). Each session lasts an hour.

In the workshop, we’ll have discussions and role-plays and also look at some useful computer-based learning resources.

Register at the CILL counter (A305)
Maximum 30 students

Week of 18 February  ¡V Job Interviews

In these sessions, participants will be introduced to the Job Interviews section of the Job Seeking Skills CD- ROM. The sessions will consider suggested responses to questions commonly asked in a job interview for fresh graduates. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in role-play activities.


Week of 25 February ¡V Job Interviews

In these sessions, participants will consider and assess an interviewee's performance. They will then have an opportunity to role-play an interview and comment on a classmate's performance.

Week of 4 March - Memo Writing

These sessions will look at formality, organisation and status in memo writing. Participants will have an opportunity to write a practice task taken from Business Writing for Hong Kong (Business Writing material in CILL) and receive feedback on their work. 

Week of 11 March ¡V Memo Writing

These sessions will consider appropriate ways of responding to a letter of complaint. Participants will have a chance to write a letter and to receive feedback on their work.


Week of 18 March¡V Letter Writing

In these sessions, participants will put into practice the 4 Cs - clear, concise, correct and courteous - in memo writing. Practice tasks will be compared to models taken from a variety of business related books in CILL.


Week 25 March ¡V Research Reports

In these sessions, participants will be introduced to some sample research reports taken from The Report Writer (computer programme in CILL) in order to draw conclusions and make recommendations.


Week of 1 April - Telephoning

These sessions will cover telephone conversations which involve negotiation and problem-solving. Participants will work on  listening and speaking tasks taken from Telephoning in English (Business Speaking material in CILL).


Week of 8 April ¡V Small Talk: work

These sessions will cover conversations on work-related topics e.g. the description of company performance and the impacts of the economic environment on business. Participants will work on listening and speaking tasks taken from Small Talk 3 (CD-ROM in CILL).


Week of 15 April - Reports

These sessions will focus on complex sentence grammar in a report. The book Advanced Grammar in Use (Grammar reference in CILL) will be used to help participants understand structures such as relative clauses and participle clauses.


Week of 22 April - Negotiation

These practical sessions enable participants to take part in typical business negotiation in an effort to illustrate how negotiations can help to achieve positive outcomes. Negotiating (Business Listening material in CILL) will be used as a basis for the discussion.


IELTS Workshops

Click here for details of the ELC's IELTS workshops.

These sessions are of particular interest to students taking the IELTS test as direct reference will be made to the test and to the skills and strategies needed to improve a candidate’s performance.

Using articles taken from a variety of sources you will focus on essential reading skills necessary to read efficiently and effectively.

How do you know what to listen for in a lecture? How important is it to read questions before listening to a text? These questions and more will be answered in this workshop.

The essential academic skills of describing data and writing argumentative essays will be explored in this popular workshop.

Tell me about yourself!
What could/would/should you say?
Attend this workshop to find out more.

Register at the CILL counter (A305)
Maximum 30 students

Independent Language Learning Workshops

How can you improve your English? Sign up for this workshop.
Places are limited (Max. 10)

This workshop aims to help you to acquire a number of self-learning techniques to improve your English language skills.

Two sessions - 2 hours each.
Participants are expected to attend both sessions.

1st Session
To introduce the concept of independent language learning followed by an analysis of participants’ language learning needs.

2nd Session

To develop self-learning strategies related to speaking, writing, listening, reading, grammar & vocabulary.

• Register at the CILL counter (A 301).
• Please fill in a needs analysis form when you register.

Click here for more details.


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